Rob Swinton

Co-Artistic Director

Rob SwintonRob is a director, writer, actor, teacher and dramaturg.

He worked as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival in Stafford for three years, and has been a freelance director since 1980. He has directed new writing, classic drama, major community and site-specific productions, West End, off-West End, Rep theatres, No 1 tours and community touring projects across the British Isles.

Rob’s writing career began at the Oxford Playhouse in 1972, and recent work includes a verse drama Light and Dark, and a savage satire of the education system, Faction.

As an actor, Rob has worked in Rep, No 1 and small-scale touring, West End, as well as for the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre. Much of the work has been classical – including Angelo in Measure for Measure, Buckingham in Richard III, and del Bosco in Marlowe’s Jew of Malta.

As a teacher and facilitator, Rob has worked freelance in the education sector, as well as training and directing actors at a variety of accredited drama schools for over 35 years.