|Year||Role / Type||Name of Production / Director|
|2007 - 2020||Director |
|Various pantomimes and productions|
|1997 - 2020||Freelance Theatre Director - see attached CV and summary below |
|various across UK and Europe|
|2018 - 2019||Director |
|The Railway Children / Keeping Up Appearances|
|2016 - 2018||writer / leading on New Writing programme |
|Peter Pan / GYWP|
|Yes Prime Minister / The Secret Garden / The Game's Afoot|
|2014 - 2017||Director - Summer Musicals |
|Fame / Bugsy Malone / The Wiz|
|A Weekend in The Country|
|1997 - 2012||Creative Director |
|2002 - 2005||Artistic Associate |
|Various mainhouse, Borderlines and Studio|
Year Qualification Where Pgclthe Rose Bruford 2020 PhD - Discoveries in the Rehearsal Room University of Wolverhampton 2013 Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy 2011 MA Professional Practice Middlesex University 1999 BA Drama Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
SPECIALIST AREAS: Pantomime; Documentary and Verbatim Theatre; Theatre in the Round; Musical Theatre; New Writing; Opera, Adaptation.
Co-Course Leader and Associate Professor in Acting and Directing (Staffordshire University).
His book 'Inside the Rehearsal Room' will be published by Bloomsbury in 2020.
Acting Tutor- including Arden School of Theatre, Manchester, Expressions Academy Mansfield.
Rob Marsden directed The Wiz at Milton Keynes Theatre in July-Aug 2014. He created and directed a fantastic youth production which we are very proud of. Rob was a pleasure to work with and we would have no hesitation in employing him again as a director if the opportunity arose. Rob was a brilliant director; he expertly led and directed a cast of 100 children. He was fully committed to the production, very hard working, professional and got on extremely well with the creative team.
Rachael Findlay - Creative Learning Manager Milton Keynes Theatre and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Rob has directed our tradition family pantomimes for a number of seasons and I hold him in very high esteem. The standard of his work is truly outstanding and being a very organised and intelligent director his preparation for panto is first class.
The actors do love working with Rob as he is helpful, thoughtful and capable and will always allow them to bring some of their own ideas to the mix. Rob never disappoints and always delivers.
Creative Director- Imagine Theatre
"It was a delight to have Robert Marsden as our Stage Director for the Music Theatre and Opera stagings at this year's AIMS singing course - www.aims.uk.com
He produced these scenes with flair, imagination and sensitivity, and managed to integrate a diverse cast, who had been brought together from all over the world, into a tight and effective ensemble.
The resulting performances were cheered to the rafters by the 250 appreciative other singers on the course. He will definitely be on my list for further bookings in the AIMS summer couses yet to come".
Neil Jenkins, MA, FISM, Artistic Director AIMS International Music School
Chris Monks, c/o Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough
Gwenda Hughes, c/o New Vic Theatre Stoke
Stephen Boden, Imagine Theatre, Coventry
‘Rob Marsden is a versatile and talented director who consistently delivers quality productions with panache'.
Chris Monks, previous Artistic Director, Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Culturegen Professional Development Award
A freelance theatre director who has worked extensively in commercial and subsidised sectors in UK and Europe.
Companies worked for include: Selladoor Worldwide, Leatherhead Theatre, Bolton Octagon, New Vic Theatre (5 years); Yvonne Arnaud and Stephen Joseph Scarborough, Theatre Productions Ltd National Tours, WISH Theatre Ltd, Imagine Theatre (9 years) , ATG, Reveal Theatre, Aberyswtyth Arts.
Productions include: The Secret Garden, The Railway Children, Fame,The Wiz, Into the Woods, Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysistrata, King Macbeth (new writing); Fen, The House of Bernarda Alba, Cry Havoc!, Merrily We Roll Along, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Some Enchanted Evening, Charley's Aunt, Trench Kiss, Cabaret, Am I Not a Man and a Brother?, Sticks and Stones, Attempts on Her Life, Kindertransport, Outside Edge, Beauty and the Beast and Sugar Daddies plus 26 pantomimes as writer and director across the UK.
- Languages Spoken
- Years in industry
- 6+ years
- Company Experience
- Children's Theatre
- Educational Theatre
- Regional Theatre
- UK Touring Theatre
- Work Permits
- Interested in
- European Tour
- Live Events
- UK Tour
- World Tour
- DBS checked
- Driving Licences
- Organisation Memberships
- Equity (UK)
- Experienced In
- Children's Theatre
- New Writing
- Theatre (Touring)