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
Before being picked to be one of 6 students in the country given an acting scholarship in Athens, Rich was a regular on the comedy circuit. On his return he was cast in the premier role of Ben Mason in Alan Aykbourns’ Gizmo. He has since performed in both fringe and West End productions and is currently playing the Waiter in Wagners Tristan Und Isolde at the Royal Opera House before heading off to Amsterdam to play the principle acting role in Cristophe Loy’s next Opera.
Rich has taught theatre around the world in schools, drama schools and colleges including: The Brit School, Pineapple Studios, University of Winchester, Malta, Spain, Greece and even the Sily Isles.
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.
Andrew has performed leading roles in the West End productions of Fame, Mamma Mia and Blood Brothers. TV credits include De-Lovely, Cutting It, Holby City and recently Coronation Srteet He teaches L.A.M.D.A. drama examinations and Musical Theatre repertoire.
He 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.