Robin has worked extensively as an actor in the West End, repertory theatre and the National Theatre. He has been directed by, among others Sir Richard Eyre and Steven Berkoff. Recent work includes lead roles in Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE and J.B. Priestley’s I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. West End roles include troubled Pat-Packer Peter Lawford in RAT PACK CONFIDENTIAL and Charlie Malloy in Steven Berkoff’s acclaimed production of ON THE WATERFRONT. He is currently playing Dick Barton DICK BATRON AND THE QUANTUM OF PORRIDGE!, the latest “episode” in Croydon Warehouse’s much loved series of spoofs of the classic Radio series.
Robin has adapted ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and THE MOONSTONE for the stage.
Previous work for PPAS includes writing and directing sketches and links, as well as two full length themed shows – THE SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN PINEAPPLE and VIVA LAS VEGAS. He is very proud to be at PPAS – a school that has always set a very high standard in performance and production values.
“I am passionate about acting and about helping performers at whatever level they are to make new discoveries in performance. I believe that exploring drama can be of help to everybody. I am particularly excited to have been asked head up a talented team of drama tutors for the new-look adult drama strand.”
Michael trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), graduating in 2001 with honours. Having gained experience with small scale theatre and television roles – Michael was cast in Blood brothers playing ‘Sammy’ on the UK National tour before transferring to the West-End production where he is now in his third run. Michael also has experience in writing, directing and has worked with PPAS for a number of years.
Adam trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Having been at Pineapple Performing Arts School for ten years, as a student, administrator and now tutor, he is well positioned to know what makes a good class and what students are going to find useful in order to develop their skills.
Adam has also performed in countless PPAS productions and also worked professionally with Lanternfish Theatre Company, touring in productions of Oliver Twist and Sinbad The Sailor to theatres including ArtsDepot, The Tricycle, The Yvonne Arnaud and Salisbury Playhouse.
James trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. His Theatre Credits include: Fanny and Stella (Above The Stag), Privates on Parade (Greenwich Theatre and Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth), Expectations by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Arcola), Before The Night Is Through and Meet Me In St. Louis (Landor Theatre); The Road To Qatar (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Mirrorball (Latitude Festival). As Assistant Director: Jerry’s Girls (St James Theatre and the Jermyn Street Theatre), and a workshop of new musical The Girls by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth based on Calendar Girls. James is also a writer, having penned several short plays and he is currently writing and workshopping a new play based on the autobiography Out in the Army, by James Wharton.
James has been teaching for seven years at Stagecoach and the Pauline Quirke Academy, and also teaches LAMDA exams.