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: Apr. 24, 2017


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Posted: Mar. 13, 2017


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February 17, 2015

Robert Gould reports on the preliminary round of the 2015 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year Competition.

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February 3, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW:UK on the upcoming cabaret by West End star Kieran Brown , Once Upon A Song, at Lauderdale House on March 8.

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November 24, 2014

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

Naaman, Barratt and More Set for NEW MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE TonightNaaman, Barratt and More Set for NEW MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE Tonight
May 30, 2014

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Auburn Jam Live's New Musical Theatre Showcase at the MyRaynesPark Festival tonight, May 30.

Naaman, Barratt and More In NEW MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, May 30Naaman, Barratt and More In NEW MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, May 30
May 25, 2014

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Auburn Jam Live's New Musical Theatre Showcase at the MyRaynesPark Festival on May 30.

BWW Reviews: GIGGIN4GOOD - WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, St Paul's Church Covent Garden, May 18 2014BWW Reviews: GIGGIN4GOOD - WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, St Paul's Church Covent Garden, May 18 2014
May 21, 2014

When the orchestra began to play the opening number - Leigh Harline and Ned Washington's Disney signature song, 'When You Wish Upon A Star' - the music began to swell and swirl around the space of the Actors' Church in a way that clearly promised that this was going to be an evening of musical magic. And the entire concert that followed never failed to live up to that promise.

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April 16, 2014

BWW:UK reports on the upcoming charity concert to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital - 'Giggin4Good: When You Wish Upon A Star - The West End Meets Disney'

Luke McCall Named Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year 2014Luke McCall Named Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year 2014
April 16, 2014

Luke McCall, a 21-year-old from Bala in North Wales, currently studying for an MA at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is the 2014 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year.

Nadim Naaman to Perform Live At The Pheasantry, March 30Nadim Naaman to Perform Live At The Pheasantry, March 30
March 13, 2014

Following a sell-out launch gig for his debut album 'We All Want The Same' at the Union Theatre in September last year, West End star Nadim Naaman will perform a live concert at The Pheasantry on Sunday March 30.

SHONA WHITE Returns to Lauderdale CABARET IN THE HOUSE, March 16SHONA WHITE Returns to Lauderdale CABARET IN THE HOUSE, March 16
March 10, 2014

Robert Gould reports on Shona White's intimate cabaret at Lauderdale House on Sunday March 16.

Verkaik and More To Perform At Anderson and Petty's YOU ARE HOME, St James Theatre, March 16Verkaik and More To Perform At Anderson and Petty's YOU ARE HOME, St James Theatre, March 16
March 5, 2014

Willemijn Verkaik and Charlotte Wakefield will head a stellar line-up of vocalists at a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St James Theatre Studio on Sunday March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'.

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February 28, 2014

Robert Gould reports on the release and launch party of Alex James Ellison's debut EP, Duvet Days.

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February 26, 2014

Robert Gould reports on actor/singer Andrew Bateup's charity concert Run, Fat Boy, Run at the Actors' Church, Covent Garden as part of his fundraising for Scope UK in conjunction with his participation in the 2014 Virgin London Marathon.

Finalists Announced for 2014 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The YearFinalists Announced for 2014 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
February 23, 2014

Robert Gould reports on the 2014 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year competition.

Pilkington And Tucker Head Cast Of GIGGIN4GOOD: A CHRISTMAS CRACKER, Union Theatre, Dec 8Pilkington And Tucker Head Cast Of GIGGIN4GOOD: A CHRISTMAS CRACKER, Union Theatre, Dec 8
November 13, 2013

A white Christmas will be viewed with a tint of green at the Union Theatre on Sunday December 8 when Giggin4Good - A Christmas Cracker will be headlined by Wicked alumni Dianne Pilkington and Rachel Tucker.

Craig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Available NowCraig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Available Now
November 11, 2013

View Of You, a six-track EP of brand new original songs written and performed by actor/musician/singer-songwriter Craig Mather is now available, as of today, November 11.

Craig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Set For Launch Gig TonightCraig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Set For Launch Gig Tonight
November 10, 2013

View Of You, a six-track EP of brand new original songs written and performed by actor/musician/singer-songwriter Craig Mather will be released on Monday November 11. A launch gig to celebrate the release of the former Les Miserables star's EP will be held at London's prestigious Black Velvet Club tonight, November 10 at 7 pm.

Craig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Set For Nov 10 Launch Gig; Nov 11 ReleaseCraig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Set For Nov 10 Launch Gig; Nov 11 Release
November 7, 2013

View Of You, a six-track EP of brand new original songs written and performed by actor/musician/singer-songwriter Craig Mather will be released on Monday November 11. A launch gig to celebrate the release of the former Les Miserables star's EP will be held at London's prestigious Black Velvet Club on Sunday November 10 at 7 pm.

SONGS MY DAD SAID I SHOULD SING Plays Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, October 16SONGS MY DAD SAID I SHOULD SING Plays Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, October 16
October 8, 2013

As part of the 'An Evening With The Sondheim Society' series of intimate cabarets, Charlotte Bradford will present her one-woman show Songs My Dad Said I Should Sing at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge on Wednesday October 16.

BWW Interviews: Craig Mather on LES MISERABLES, Debut EP And More!BWW Interviews: Craig Mather on LES MISERABLES, Debut EP And More!
October 8, 2013

Robert Gould talks to Craig Mather for BWW about acting, song-writing, his performance as Marius in Les Miserables, the launch of his debut EP and more.



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