introducing the Cast & Crew of Sleeping Beauty

Robert Downes plays the part of ‘Dame Dottie’

Robert graduated in 2015 from The Conservatory of Music and Drama TU Dublin where he received a BA honours degree in Drama Performance. He is also a graduate of NUI Galway’s MA programme in Drama and Theatre Studies. Robert is an actor, playwright, director, and drama teacher. He is also the artistic director of SQUAD Productions, a small Dublin based theatre company committed to bringing innovative and collaborative theatre practices and experiences to Irish audiences. Some of his recent work includes ‘The G Trilogy’ a trilogy of campy horror radio plays directed and written by Robert, which was featured in The Lasta Festival in association with the Town Hall Theatre Galway. ‘Dudder one’ in Causeway Production’s Snow White’s Big Adventure a Panto, written and directed by Gerry Herbert in the O’Reilly Theatre. The Dwyer Scandal written by Robert received a Pride Bursary from The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and was subsequently published in ‘18 and Coming of Age’, an anthology of plays from the festival. Robert loves a panto and being a Panto Dame has been a dream since he was a young wan.

See Robert star in The Civic Panto, 7 Dec – 8 Jan