Rob Thirtle

Rob Thirtle

Movement Director Puppeteer Skills Ensemble

Theatre/opera credits include Dr Faustus (Nottingham Playhouse); The Government Inspector (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Jedermann, Mackie Messer (Salzburg Festival); Satyagraha (ENO/Met/LA Opera); international tours with
Trickster Theatre Company, Mime Theatre Project, Company Gavin Robertson, the Right Size, and Improbable (Sticky, The Devil and Mister Punch).

Career Highlights

Television: Space Precinct; Ponkikies; Brum; Numberjacks; Twirlywoos; Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Film: The Price of Rubies; Calling Elvis (promo); Return to Oz; Phantom Menace.

As assistant director: Alice (Trickster/CYT); OOMF (Oxford 2000); Jerry Springer the Opera (RNT/West End); Sticky (Improbable/international tour); Round the Horne Revisited (UK tour); Interiors (Johnny Vegas/Manchester Festival); Moby Dick (Spymonkey Tour); Memories of a Monkey Boy (Abhina/Sri Lanka); Armstrong & Miller Live (Just for Laughs/UK tour); ceremonies for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and Liverpool City of Culture.

As assistant designer/maker (with Julian Crouch): Wolves in the Walls (SNT);
Satyagraha (Improbable/ENO/Met); The Stars Are Out Tonight (Amici); The Magic Flute (WNO); Doctor Atomic (ENO/Met); 125th Anniversary Gala, Enchanted Island (Met); Macbeth (TFANA); The Addams Family (Broadway); Skeletons Warming Themselves (Philip Haas film); Jedermann (Salzburg Festival); Marnie (ENO/Met); Mackie Messer (Salzburg Festival); Panic, Spirit, The Devil and Mister Punch (Improbable); Hansel and Gretel, Ernani (La Scala); Barber of Seville (DNO); Cinderella (ENB); Head Over Heels (Broadway); Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet).

Last updated: 4th October 2021

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