Robbie is a theatre director and theatre-maker. He is particularly interested in plays with queer themes and/or characters.
He has produced and directed regional tours, festival productions, playwriting initiatives in both the UK and New Zealand and productions in Off-West End and Fringe theatres. His previous credits include: how we love by Annette Brook (VAULT Festival, 2020), ERIS by John King (Bunker Theatre, 2018), and WIFE by Ella Duffy (tour, incl.: Theatre503, Manchester Royal Exchange, 2017-18). He also directed TUNA by Rosanna Suppa (VAULT Festival, 2020), which was filmed and hosted by virtual reality company LIVR. It was then virtually toured to new venues (i.e. NZ Fringe).
His theatre company AIRLOCK was shortlisted for the 2020 Underbelly/New Diorama Untapped Award for the collaboratively made new play Lesbian Space Crime, which has since been accepted onto Omnibus Theatre’s Engine Room programme. AIRLOCK was also commissioned by The Place, Bedford, to create an interactive game-based theatre piece for young people about realising your difference and coming out of the closet.
He has a wealth of experience developing new work, running R&Ds at the National Youth Theatre, Young Vic, and Theatre Deli, rehearsed readings and scratch nights at the Mercury Theatre, the Arcola Theatre, the Bunker, and more.
He is a graduate of the Mercury Theatre's Early Career Training Programme and has participated in workshops at a range of theatres. He's an Associate Director for Flux Theatre and is on the Young Vic Directors Programme.
His Assistant Director credits include: Consent (West End: Harold Pinter Theatre, dir. Roger Michell), Speech & Debate (Trafalgar Studios, dir. Tom Attenborough), A Lie of the Mind (Southwark Playhouse, dir. James Hillier), Measure for Measure (Cambridge Arts Theatre, dir. Tom Littler), The Events (The Mercury Theatre, dir. Dan Sherer). He was an assistant to David Mamet on Bitter Wheat (West End: The Garrick).