Robin Strapp

Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxford reviewer

robin@britishtheatreguide.info

Robin trained as a Drama teacher in Cheltenham and taught in Gloucestershire. Whilst directing Gloucestershire Youth Theatre his musical Nova featured at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Robin holds the Guinness book of records nomination for seeing the most number of Fringe shows in 24 hours with his reward presented by a very young Rowan Atkinson. He directed a new musical Judas which received a Royal Premiere in the presence of Princess Anne at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

He was an Advisory Teacher for Drama for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham before moving to Berkshire. He has directed over two hundred shows for various companies with performances in such diverse places as The Royal Albert Hall, For the Love of Children for the National Children's Home and The Control Experiment at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He devised and directed The Peace Children as part of the Newbury Spring Festival.

He was Head of Drama at the Hurst College and has been Artistic Director of Newbury Youth Theatre for the past 34 years. The company has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the past 21 years garnering four and five star reviews culminating in the Three Weeks editor's award in 2009 and Broadway Baby's Bobby in 2012.

Robin has reviewed theatre for the Newbury Weekly News for the past 27 years and is a visiting Drama and Performing Arts examiner for OCR.