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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Posted: May. 17, 2018


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July 20, 2018

The acclaimed male vocal group The Flyboys will make their Edinburgh Fringe debut this year when they perform their fusion act of vintage and modern music in four part harmony nightly at the Gilded Balloon's Rose Theatre (Main Theatre) from August 1 to August 24 at 10.30pm. The Flyboys brand of swing re-imagined has been described as "if Sinatra formed a band with Bruno Mars" or "a night where Pharrell Williams croons with Judy Garland, Ricky Martin scats with Cab Calloway and Maroon 5 groove with Ella Fitzgerald."

Alex James Ellison To Launch New Single YOURS at Above The Arts, 3 JuneAlex James Ellison To Launch New Single YOURS at Above The Arts, 3 June
May 17, 2018

Actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who supported Samantha Barks on her UK concert tour in 2016, will launch his new single, 'Yours', with a concert at the West End's Above The Arts studio theatre on Sunday, 3 June.

Em Barret named as the 2018 WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAREm Barret named as the 2018 WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR
May 8, 2018

Robert Gould reports on the final of the 2018 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year. at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea.

Ben Thomas is the 2017 WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEARBen Thomas is the 2017 WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR
April 24, 2017

Seventeen year old Ben Thomas from Swansea is the 2017 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year. He was awarded the coveted title by Judges Vivien Care, Claire Hammacott and Michael Morwood after a very high standard contest against Kate McKeown, Lynwen Haf Roberts and Grace-Marie Wyatt - all of whom were accompanied by virtuoso pianist, Jeffrey Howard.

Finalists Announced for 15th Annual Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year CompetitionFinalists Announced for 15th Annual Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year Competition
March 13, 2017

Finalists for the 15th annual Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of the Year competition have been announced.

JOE & ALEX - S.M.I.L.E - IT'S A DUVET DAY Comes To Leicester Square Theatre Lounge On September 4JOE & ALEX - S.M.I.L.E - IT'S A DUVET DAY Comes To Leicester Square Theatre Lounge On September 4
August 16, 2016

Actor/singer/songwriters Joe Sterling and Alex James Ellison will come together for one night at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge on Sunday September 4 to present an intimate evening of their own acoustic music.

Michael Lowe is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer of the YearMichael Lowe is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer of the Year
July 4, 2016

Michael Lowe, born in Chepstow and a recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year. Michael - the 2016 winner of the RWCD Stoutzker Prize for Outstanding Musicianship, and who recently performed as a soloist for HRH the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace - was awarded the prestigious title after a closely fought contest with fellow finalists Dafydd Gape, Jonathan Radford and Rachel Lee Stephens at the Tailiesin Arts Centre in Swansea on Sunday 3 July.

Charlotte Bradford To Perform New Cabaret BOOKS, BIKES AND BOUQUETS at The Pheasantry, July 29Charlotte Bradford To Perform New Cabaret BOOKS, BIKES AND BOUQUETS at The Pheasantry, July 29
June 27, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Charlotte Bradford's upcoming cabaret at The Pheasantry.

Evans, Savile, Tierney And More To Join Ceili O'Connor In Her Cabaret THE UNDERSTUDY AND FRIENDS at The Century Club, July 11Evans, Savile, Tierney And More To Join Ceili O'Connor In Her Cabaret THE UNDERSTUDY AND FRIENDS at The Century Club, July 11
June 15, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Ceili O'Connor's cabaret 'The Understudy And Friends' at Century on July 11.

Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year 2016 Finalists AnnouncedWelsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year 2016 Finalists Announced
April 24, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on news of the 2016 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year competition.

BWW Review: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, March 24, 2016BWW Review: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, March 24, 2016
March 25, 2016

Robert Gould reviews the Simon Greiff-helmed revue of Stiles and Drewe songs, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre for BWW.

Alice Fearn To Perform Solo Cabaret WHERE I'VE BEEN AND WHERE I'M GOING at the St James Studio, May 8Alice Fearn To Perform Solo Cabaret WHERE I'VE BEEN AND WHERE I'M GOING at the St James Studio, May 8
March 25, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on West End actress/singer Alice Fearn's first solo concert at the St James Studio on May 8.

Trehearn, Naaman, Secomb To Join Will Barratt LIVE AT THE PHEASANTRY, April 3Trehearn, Naaman, Secomb To Join Will Barratt LIVE AT THE PHEASANTRY, April 3
March 3, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on West End actor Will Barratt's concert at The Pheasantry on April 3.

Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21
February 11, 2016

BWW reports on the charity concert, Snappy Title: Making History at The Pheasantry on February 21 in aid of MyAware (the Myasthenia Gravis Association).

Shona White To Join PHANTOM Cast for TheatreMAD Cabaret THE MUSIC OF TONIGHT At Hippodrome Casino, Jan 21Shona White To Join PHANTOM Cast for TheatreMAD Cabaret THE MUSIC OF TONIGHT At Hippodrome Casino, Jan 21
January 16, 2016

Robert Gould reports on the latest MAD Cabaret charity event by The company of The Phantom Of The Opera at the Hippodrome Casino on January 21.

Atherton, Maitland, Want and More To Perform At GIGGIN4GOOD: THE BEST OF BRITISH, Nov 15Atherton, Maitland, Want and More To Perform At GIGGIN4GOOD: THE BEST OF BRITISH, Nov 15
October 18, 2015

Robert Gould reports on the upcoming Giggin4Good charity concert at the Actors' Church, which will celebrate the best of British musical theatre through the ages.

Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9
July 26, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the album release and launch concert of Will Barratt's Confessions Of A Justified Sinner.

Ceili O'Connor Announces Solo Show THE UNDERSTUDY - WAITING IN THE WINGS, Arts Theatre, August 30Ceili O'Connor Announces Solo Show THE UNDERSTUDY - WAITING IN THE WINGS, Arts Theatre, August 30
June 24, 2015

Robert Gould reports on musical theatre understudy Ceili O'Connor's upcoming solo concert THE UNDERSTUDY - WAITING IN THE WINGS at the Arts Theatre.

Jacobs, Parry, Steele and More To Perform At Second WEST END BIG BUSK For Homeless Charity in Victoria, June 4Jacobs, Parry, Steele and More To Perform At Second WEST END BIG BUSK For Homeless Charity in Victoria, June 4
May 23, 2015

Robert Gould reports on Live And Acoustic's second live West End Big Busk live charity event in Victoria on June 4.

Alex James Ellison To Launch Debut Single CHOCOLATE BAR, Phoenix Artist Club, May 17Alex James Ellison To Launch Debut Single CHOCOLATE BAR, Phoenix Artist Club, May 17
May 6, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the launch of Alex James Ellison's debut single 'Chocolate Bar'.



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