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Robin began his lighting career in New Zealand at the Mercury Theatre, Auckland, 1986, journeying to England via the Banff School for the Arts in 1991.
Recent credits include Kaleidoshow for The Old Market Theatre, The Bay at Nice, Devil's Advocate, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Twelfth Night for Mercury Theatre Colchester; Die Shone Mullerin at the Linbury Theatre Covent Garden; Carmen for Riverside Opera; Blue Remembered Hills for Belgrade Theatre Coventry; Private Lives, Northcott Theatre Exeter and The Pull of Negative Gravity, E59E Theater New York, a transfer from Mercury Theatre Colchester.
He spent three years at Glyndebourne Opera House where he was assistant lighting designer on various productions. This period culminated in being invited to be lighting designer on Tristan und Isolde and lighting designer for Christopher Cowell's production of La Traviata.
Favourites include The Blue Room, National tour; Fidelio, Dallas Opera; Macbeth, Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Giovanni's Room, Drill Hall; Brief Lives, Duchess Theatre, West End and Love Poems for Simple Fraud Dance.
Robin's work at the Mercury Theatre encompassed a wide variety of work including Don Giovanni, Turandot, Carousel, Hamlet and The Marriage of Figaro.
He returned to New Zealand in 2012, finally unable to resist the call home.