Robert Gould

Robert Gould

      Robert Gould taught history and wrote history textbooks before beginning to write librettos and lyrics for musical theatre. With Christopher J. Orton, he has co-written the musicals “Based On A True Story” (a workshop production of which was presented at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2010), “My Land's Shore” (which received its world premiere production at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre, London in February 2017, garnering an Off West End Award nomination as Best New Musical), and “Grace Notes” (a finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre New Musical project in 2014). 

He also writes songs with Joe Sterling (including lyrics for the album "Somewhere In My Mind - the Songs of Joe Sterling") and  with Alex James Ellison (including songs for their EP, “Favourite Sins”). With composer Rob Eyles, he has written the musical “A Pebble For Aaron” (a finalist for the 2016 Stiles And Drewe Mentorship Award), and a musical based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, “The Wonderful  Musician” (which was work-shopped at the Arts Educational School in April 2017). Eyles and Gould staged a sell-out concert – “I Wasn’t Thinking At All” – at The Pheasantry in 2015 and their debut album “As Long As I Have Music” was released  in June 2016.  

An album of songs with Robert Gould’s lyrics, “Words Shared With Friends”, was nominated for a 2014 BroadwayWorld Album Award as Best Compilation Album.




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August 18, 2013

Robert Gould reports on the fourth Giggin4Good charity concert at the Actors' Church on August 25.

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May 30, 2013

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the upcoming release of the concept album of new musical The Confession Room and interviews one of the album's stars, Ross Hunter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 PASSEYBWW 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.

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Robert Gould reports on the Giggin4Good charity concert with a West End star cast at The Actors' Church, Covent Garden on October 7th, 2012.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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July 23, 2012

Robert Gould reviews Wicked and Hairspray star Chloe Hart's cabaret at the Union Theatre.

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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 AtlanticANDERSON & 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 1GIGGING 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.

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BWW reports on SimG Records' release of the studio cast album of the new Stiles and Drewe musical, 'The Three Little Pigs'.

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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!

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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'.

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February 28, 2012

Robert Gould reports with news of the prestigious Welsh Musical theatre Young Singer Of the Year contest in Swansea.

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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.



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