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Robert  Marsden [Director]

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Currently, Robert is directing The Savonarola Debate in Florence, Italy, a
National Tour of a new anti-slavery documentary play Am I Not a Man and a
Brother and King Macbeth for National Tour. He was also recently Associate
Director on the national Tour of The Naked Truth starring Lisa Riley
amongst others.

As a freelance director, Robert has worked at the Yvonne Arnaud Guildford,
Stephen Joseph Scarborough, Bolton Octagon, Southwark Playhouse, Oxford
Playhouse and Aberystwyth Arts Centre on productions ranging from working
with Alan Ayckbourn on his play Sugar Daddies (National No 1 Tour) and
Harvest (devised), Some Enchanted Evening and Romeo and Juliet. He has
enjoyed directing the musicals Merrily We Roll Along, and Singinı in the

Most of Robertıs work from 2001 to 2006 was with the New Vic Theatre,
Stoke and was Associate Director (Borderlines). Robert directed or
assisted on over twenty five productions for mainstage, studio and the
internationally acclaimed Borderlines department. Work there included Some
Enchanted Evening, Stealing Dreams, Fight for Shelton Bar (also
adaptation), Face It, and assisted on the Tour of Carmen and Outside Edge.

He is also Artistic Director of his own company, Reveal Theatre where he
has produced and directed productions in the Midlands, London and touring
including Sticks and Stones, The Most Dangerous Man in England, Hitting
Town, Trench Kiss, Two, the documentary play On The Home Front, Charleyıs
Aunt and Teechers.

Robert has written and directed numerous productions for New Vic Theatre,
Queens Theatre Stoke on Trent, Stiwt Theatre Wrexham, Compass Theatre,
Ickenham, DGO and Courtyard Theatre, Belfast and last Christmas directed
Beauty and the Beast (Crewe Lyceum/WISH Theatre). This Christmas he will
direct Jack and the Beanstalk with Lynne McGranger (Irene in Home and

Robert has directed at Drama Schools and Universities in London, Wales,
Manchester. He also is a Guest Lecturer in Drama Practice (Acting and
Directing) at Staffordshire University.

Writing has included A Sense of (re)Direction and The Story of Mrs M (New
Vic) and The Most Dangerous Man in England. He is a member of the
Directors Guild of Great Britain and has had articles published in The
Sunday Times, Direct magazine and The Stage and has worked for BBC Radio 4

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