Robert Gould is a graduate of the University of Wales, Swansea, a former teacher, a writer of history books for schools (The French Revolution and European Nationalism, 1848-71) and the librettist and lyricist of a number of musicals. Collaborating with composer Ty Kroll, he has written the book and lyrics for the musicals, Lovers, Alone and Vocalize!. Concerts of songs from Lovers and Vocalize! were presented at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (in March 2002 and April 2003) and Alone received its world premiere staging in Madison, Wisconsin in April 2003. He has co-written the book & lyrics(with Jimmy Granstrom) for The Dying Game, a musical that speaks for the victims of HIV/AIDS in Africa (with music by Filip von Uexkull, Ty Kroll & Tristan Bons) - which received a showcase production at the Greenwich Musical Futures season in 2005. He wrote lyrics for the Tim Prottey-Jones albums More With Every Line and Surrounded By The Sounds and is currently developing the musical Roundabout with songwriter Joe Sterling and the musicals Based On A True Story, Elephant Juice, Grace Notes, Flop and My Land's Shore with composer Christopher J. Orton.
Brown & Morsley Lead Cast in London Premiere of Yeston & Kopit's PHANTOM
May 1, 2013
Robert Gould reports for BWW on the upcoming UK professional premiere of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's musical Phantom at Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre.
Lloyd Wins 2013 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theater Young Singer Of The Year
April 22, 2013
Robert Gould reports for BWW on the 2013 Final of the Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea.
Finalists Announced for 2013 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year
February 24, 2013
Robert Gould reports for BWW on the announcement of the finalists in the 2013 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year.
BWW Reviews: HONK!, Tabard Theatre, December 12, 2012
December 12, 2012
Robert Gould reviews the new production of Stiles and Drewe's musical Honk!, at the Tabard Theatre.
BWW Reviews: SELF TAUGHT, STILL LEARNING - THE MUSIC OF CHRIS PASSEY
September 23, 2012
Robert Gould reviews Self Taught, Still Learning, an album of new musical theatre songs by Chris Passey.
GIGGIN4GOOD Charity Concert for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Returns to Actors' Church, Covent Garden, Oct 7
September 19, 2012
Robert Gould reports on the Giggin4Good charity concert with a West End star cast at The Actors' Church, Covent Garden on October 7th, 2012.
Gower Joins Samuels, Sheen, Thomas and Price in SimG Productions EVENING WITH THE COMPOSERS DAVIS, STITT AND WALKER, London Hippodrome, Aug 19
August 16, 2012
BWW's Robert Gould reports on the latest news about producer Simon Greiff's cabaret An Evening With The Composers Davis, Stitt and Walker at the Hippodrome Casino on August 19.
Songs by Anderson & Petty, Tisdall and Orton To Be Showcased in THE SONGWRITERS' UNION at The Union Theatre, Sunday August 12
July 30, 2012
BWW reports on the upcoming cabaret of new songwriting by Anderson & Petty, Laura Tisdall and Christopher J. Orton with a cast of West End star vocalists at the Union Theatre on August 12 .
Young Songwriters Tamar Broadbent and Theo Jamieson to Be Showcased in GIGGING FOR IT at Freedom Bar, Soho, August 5
July 27, 2012
Robert Gould reports on the upcoming monthly Gigging For It cabaret at Freedom Bar, Soho on August 5 - the Songs Of Tamar Broadbent & Theo Jamieson.
BWW Reviews: CHLOE HART: REDESIGN, Union Theatre, July 22, 2012
July 23, 2012
Robert Gould reviews Wicked and Hairspray star Chloe Hart's cabaret at the Union Theatre.
WICKED Star Kieran Brown's BIG FAT MUSICAL CABARET at the Union Theatre, Sunday July 29
July 12, 2012
Robert Gould reports on West End performer Kieran Brown's second 'Big Fat Musical Cabaret' at Southwark's Union Theatre on July 29.
ANDERSON & PETTY: Creating Songs Across The Atlantic
July 10, 2012
Robert Gould reports on the new American/British songwriting partnership of Barry Anderson and Mark Petty, whose songs are beginning to gain a great following on both sides of the Atlantic.
GIGGING FOR IT Cabaret To Feature The Work Of Dougal Irvine At Freedom Bar, Soho on July 1
June 25, 2012
Robert Gould reports on the latest monthly Gigging For It cabaret at Freedom Bar, Soho, showcaing the songs of Dougal Irvine.
SimG Records Releases Studio Cast CD Of New Stiles And Drewe Musical THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
June 11, 2012
BWW reports on SimG Records' release of the studio cast album of the new Stiles and Drewe musical, 'The Three Little Pigs'.
OLIVIERS 2012: Did MATILDA Deserve All Those Awards?
April 17, 2012
I guess all awards are purely subjective and depend on the tastes of those who are responsible for choosing the winners. So it's no real surprise that those choosing the Olivier Award winners do not always come up with the same choices as I would make!
Slovick, O'Reilly & Stott to Perform Live At Dress Circle Showcase Of Debut Album SOMEWHERE IN MY MIND - THE SONGS OF JOE STERLING, April 21
April 14, 2012
BWW reports on the live showcase and album signing event at Dress Circle on April 21, when Jos Slovick, Rosa O'Reilly and Ben Stott will perform songs from Joe Sterling's debut album, 'Somewhere In My Mind'.
2012 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of the Year Finalists Announced
February 28, 2012
Robert Gould reports with news of the prestigious Welsh Musical theatre Young Singer Of the Year contest in Swansea.
Brunger, Cleary, Passey, Miller and Sterling to feature in SimG Productions' EASTER WITH THE COMPOSERS
February 16, 2012
Robert Gould reports on upcoming SimG productions cabaret on the Battersea Barge featuring some of the best of the UK's new generation of musical theatre songwriting.
West End Stars GIGGIN4GOOD at Actors' Church, Covent Garden, Feb 5
January 8, 2012
Following the success of the 2011 Giggin4Good showcase, a follow-up charity concert will take place at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden on Sunday February 5th, 2012 with an all-star cast.
Jonathan Eio Presents LOVE LOVE LOVE With Jodie Jacobs & Dan Clews At The Pheasantry, Feb 5
January 7, 2012
Singer/songwriter and musical theatre performer Jonathan Eio will present a special Valentine's treat at The Pheasantry in Chelsea on Sunday February 5th. "Love Love Love" will be a musical evening of love related songs old and new - an eclectic mix of pop and musical theatre, 80s "cheese" and classic pop songs!
SUMMER WITH JACK SHALLOO Plays Battersea Barge, August 28
August 28, 2011
The final evening in SimG Productions' 'Summer With.....' Cabaret season at The Battersea Barge on Sunday August 28th will feature Essex-born actor/singer/songwriter, Jack Shalloo 'and Friends'.
The Stephen Sondheim Society Launches New Website
July 26, 2011
The Stephen Sondheim Society, which counts Mr Sondheim himself amongst its patrons, has announced the launch of its new website, to coincide with the new Charitable Trust status for the Society.
Leanne Masterton Announces Jerry Herman Birthday Cabaret, Jermyn Street, July 10
July 10, 2011
Robert Gould reports on London's sole theatrical celebration of Broadway legend Jerry Herman's 80th birthday.
BWW Reviews: THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD, Finborough Theatre, June 22, 2011
June 23, 2011
Robert Gould reviews Ian Judge's London premiere of Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's 1965 Broadway musical.
The "Sunday Singers" will sing The Songs Of Jonathan Eio at the Canal Cafe Theatre on June 26
June 21, 2011
An evening of new songs by one of the UK's brightest new song-writing stars, Jonathan Ei, will be presented by members of the Sunday Night Singers at the Canal Caf Theatre in Little Venice, London on Sunday June 26.
BWW Reviews: SPRING AWAKENING, Greenwich Playhouse, June 11 2011
June 13, 2011
Based on Frank Wedekind's dramatized polemic against the sexually repressive culture of nineteenth century Germany, Spring Awakening - a tale of the sexual awakening of a group of teenagers with a beautiful and highly energised rock score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater - earned 8 Tony Awards in 2007
Iris Theatre's Dramatic Verse Workin Process 2 at St Paul's Church on June 9
June 1, 2011
On June 9th Iris Theatre will present the second instalment of their search for new, creative talent at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden. Following the success of Workin Process 1 in March, which showcased some of the greatest new musical theatre writing in the UK, the company will perform a selection of exciting new pieces of dramatic verse from emerging writers.
Iris Theatre's CIRCUIT will bring 'total theatre' to St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in May
April 24, 2011
News of new theatrical work at the theatre at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in May.
Eio Heads Cast of SPRING AWAKENING UK tour
April 20, 2011
Singer/songwriter Jonathan Eio releases brand new album and leads cast of UK premiere Spring Awakening tour.
BWW Reviews: THE JUNGLE BOOK, Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, April 8 2011
April 9, 2011
A review of the latest touring show
BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Noel Coward Theatre, Feb 28 2011
March 1, 2011
Bob Gould reviews the new West End show
PRINCIPALITY WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR, Swansea Grand Theatre, February 26, 2011
February 27, 2011
Wales has a proud musical heritage, not least in the realm of musical theatre, with many of the West End's current and recent hit musicals filled with Welsh talent in lead roles
BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT, Swansea Grand Theatre, Feb 2011
February 17, 2011
Robert Gould reviews Phill Jupitus in the role of King Arthur
Review: The Last Five Years at the Tabard Theatre, February 12, 2011
February 16, 2011
Robert Gould reviews the Jason Robert Brown two-hander
2011 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year Finalists Announced
January 31, 2011
BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, December 16, 2010
December 18, 2010
Dickens' classic in a revamped production
BWW Reviews: CHESS, Cardiff New Theatre, November 3, 2010
November 4, 2010
Our review of Craig Revel Horwood's latest project