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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Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, February 20, 2010
February 22, 2010

It is not often that a production of a vintage piece of musical theatre overshadows the original production but that is precisely what happened during a magical new staging of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical A Little Night Music at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris last week. The musical was originally directed on Broadway in 1973 by the legendary Hal Prince and has been frequently staged at venues all over the world since then (most recently at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the Garrick Theatre on now on Broadway, directed by Trevor Nunn). But this incarnation, directed by Lee Blakely, is the most beautiful and stunning version of the show I have ever seen.

REVIEW: THE FULL MONTY, New Players Theatre
December 5, 2009

Thom Sutherland's new production of the musical version of The Full Monty at the New Players Theatre looks set to be the hit of the holiday season in London. This scaled-down, intimate and inventively staged presentation pushes all the right buttons for an audience looking for a musical that is funny and entertaining without sacrificing its level of intelligence.

Concert Of New Musical AFTER THE TURN At The Mixing Bowl, Birmingham on November 25
November 25, 2009

A concert of songs from the new musical After The Turn will be presented at the Mixing Bowl Theatre at the Custard Factory, Birmingham on Wednesday November 25, commencing at 7.30pm.

REVIEW: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, Union Theatre, Southwark, November 12, 2009
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One of the potentially sublime qualities of fringe theatre productions is that they can reinforce the fact that it is not necessary to have the stage filled with epic-scale scenery or helicopters in order to present a great piece of musical theatre - provided that the piece in itself is dramatically and musically strong, the performances compelling and the direction cleverly inventive. All three of these elements are present in the current production of the musical A Man Of No Importance at Southwark's excellent fringe space, the Union Theatre.

REVIEW: HOLLYWOOD GHOSTS, Jermyn Street Theatre, November 9
November 12, 2009

Leanne Masterton's intimate concert, Hollywood Ghosts, at the Jermyn Street theatre was an intriguing, informative and highly enjoyable evening. Firstly, the stories of the sadly almost unknown vocal stars of countless Hollywood musicals - Marni Nixon, Betty Wand, Carole Richards, India Addams, et al - were highly engaging. And, of course, the show was full of songs from some of the greatest of all movie musicals - The King and I, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Sound Of Music, Carmen Jones, etc.

REVIEW: THE HOT MIKADO, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
November 6, 2009

The Hot Mikado, currently being presented at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre as part of the UK tour of a Watermill Theatre-originated production, is certainly 'hot'.

Concert Of New Musical AFTER THE TURN At The Mixing Bowl, Birmingham on November 25
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A concert of songs from the new musical After The Turn will be presented at the Mixing Bowl Theatre at the Custard Factory, Birmingham on Wednesday November 25, commencing at 7.30pm.

Edinburgh Award Winners Lead Take Note Theatre's London Transfer Season Of New Musicals
September 3, 2009

The London transfer of two 2009 Fringe award-winning shows has been announced as part of a four-week season in September of new British musical theatre direct from Edinburgh.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009: SUMMER IN THE FRINGE WITH GEORGE - A Retrospective Look At Musical Theatre @ George Square.
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Set in the midst of an elegant Georgian garden square in Edinburgh, is Musical Theatre @ George Square.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: WOLFBOY, George Square 4, August 15
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Robert Gould checks out the new 'psycho-sexual musical thriller', Wolfboy and howls with delight at a genuine five star show.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: SIX WAYS, George Square 2, August 12
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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: HAVE A NICE LIFE, George Square 2, August 13
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Robert Gould finds Conor Mitchell and Matthew Hurt's new musical at the Edinburgh Fringe brilliantly therapeutic.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: OVER THE THRESHOLD, George Square 2, August 13
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Robert Gould is not convinced that this new musical crosses the threshold into greatness.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: THE GREAT BRITISH SOAP OPERA, George Square 2, August 12
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Robert Gould 'takes note' of the new Jake Brunger/Pippa Cleary musical that is wowing audiences at this year's Fringe.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: FALSETTOLAND, George Square 2, August 11
August 11, 2009

Selladoor theatre company welcomes audiences to Falsettoland at the Fringe and Robert Gould exaamines this festival of Finn.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009 - REVIEW: CHAT! - A NEW BRITISH MUSICAL, George Square 2, August 11
August 11, 2009

Robert Gould logs in to the musical Chat Room to bring you up to speed with this new Fringe show by Take Note Theatre.

REVIEW: COME FLY WITH ME, Wales Millennium Centre
August 7, 2009

Sixties cool, big band swing and quick-fire tongue-in-cheek humour - those are the ingredients that combine to make the hearty musical fare served up for three performances at the Wales Millennium Centre's intimate Weston Studio on August 6-7 - the world premiere of 'Come Fly With Me', a musical comedy by writers Lee Gilbert and Steve Coleman.

'AFTER THE TURN' - The Road To Making A New Musical
August 6, 2009

The birth of a new musical involves a mixture of passion, inspiration, frustration, hard work, an element of luck and the coming together of a group of individuals who have the desire and will to make it work. All of those elements have been present in the early stages of the development of a brand new musical I've been fortunate to be involved with - a musical entitled 'After the Turn'.



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