Robin Kingsland

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Robin Kingsland

actor, writer, director, teacher and illustrator

 We hope you enjoy browsing through the site, and finding out more about Robin's work as an actor, a writer of plays  and stage adaptations, writer and illustrator of children's books , director and drama teacher. You will find details of robin's many leading stage roles, of his children's books and scripts, and how to obtain performing rights for his plays and adaptations - including those he has written for performance by - as well as for - young people. 

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Robin capped off 2012 with his very first Panto. "Syn Dal Rilla - the Urban Panto" was commissioned by Pineapple Arts, and produced by Maggie Paterson. It played for three weeks at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield, North London. Coming from a standing start, with no previous profile in that theatre or area, by the end of the run the show was selling out, with some audience members returning two, even three times to bring friends and family to see it. Audience response was phenomenal and overwhelmingly positive, praising both the performances and the script. Robin wrote and directed, with choreography by Sam Golle (Boy Blue), lighting by John Riddell, and Musical Direction by Sonum Batra.  Original music was provided by Tanya Holt (Shoo Shoo Baby) as well as a wealth of contemporary dance and chart music by Rihanna, Beyonce, Olly Murs among others

The success of "Syn Dal Rilla - the Urban Panto" provided the finishing touch to a very busy, creative and fulfilling year for Robin. Having ended 2011 on a high with the role of Clark in "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui" (featuring a stunning central performance from Ian Bartholemew), the new year provided him with his first opportunity to work at Vienna's English Theatre, playing the central role of GBS in John Morogiello's "Engaging Shaw" - a wonderful experience in a very special city with a fabulous acting company and a delightful management. While he was there, Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre presented his new adaptation of "Woyzeck" to general acclaim. On his return from Vienna, Robin - along with his "Rat Pack" colleague and "sometime Sinatra" Richard Shelton - presented a rehearsed reading of his new play about the tempestuous relationship between Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner "My Foolish Heart". A 5-day trip to Istanbul (for a massive corporate project courtesy of the marvellous "Purple Monster" company, which included playing drums with the "House Band") was sandwiched in between rehearsals for Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", which became one of Nottingham Playhouse's biggest box-office successes, playing to 15,000 people in a little over two weeks. The day after that run finished, he was in rehearsals in London to direct the Urban Panto! Quite a year!!

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