I was introduced to Robert via a mutual friend. I was, of course, familiar with his work. I mean, who hasn't seen and loved Robert roasting the Britain's Got Talent judges? Anyone that claims to have "just turned 30...eleven years ago" is obviously a person after my own heart.
What strikes you most about Robert's time on BGT is not just how funny he is but how much of his humour comes from the heart. There is something deeply affectionate and delightful about him and his work, a thread of absolute joy, tempered with humility. Chatting to Robert over Zoom, it was clear that he's exactly the type of creative I love working with, someone who knows what they want and wants to enjoy the process of getting there.
Robert's way with lyrics, risqué verbiage and his terrific musical skills allow him to weave hilarious human insights around catchy melodies and elegantly crafted songs. There's a huge talent here and some exciting projects on the horizon. I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with him as an exciting up-and-coming musical theatre writer and I can't wait to see where his path leads.