ROBERT C KELLY
ROBERT C KELLY
2023 is Robert’s fortieth year as a Producer of plays, pantomimes, musicals, and concerts. He has presented many artistes including Elaine Paige, Jane McDonald, Joe Longthorne, Elkie Brooks and Lena Martell. Robert produced and directed many variety shows with such stars as Brian Conley, Danny La Rue, Bobby Davro, Dean Park, Andy Stewart, Keith Harris and Orville, Gary Wilmot and The Nolans. Robert’s shows have starred such actors as Bernie, Linda and Maureen Nolan, Beverly Callard (Coronation Street), Blythe Duff (Taggart), Patsy Palmer (EastEnders), Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders) and Jenny Éclair (Grumpy Old Women).
He has given stage acting “breaks” to singers including Carol Decker (T’Pau), Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue) and Brianna Corrigan (Beautiful South). In 2010, with RTÉ Television, Robert co-produced and appeared as head judge in the 10-week RTÉ1 reality television series to find the male and female leads for Fame the Musical, which Robert then toured across Ireland throughout the autumn of that year.
Robert has produced and co-produced many plays and musicals including nine UK and Irish tours of Menopause The Musical, Olivier Award Winning Defending the Caveman, two tours of The Dolls Abroad, and subsequent “Dolls’” shows The Dolls Dragged Up and The Dolls a Rerr Terr Variety Show. Also 51 Shades of Maggie, Whingeing Women, Girls Night the Musical, Dirty Dusting (UK, Ireland Australia and New Zealand), Pam Gem’s Piaf, eleven productions (including a West End run) of the comedy Mum’s the Word, also Mum’s the Word 2 – from Toddlers to Teenagers in the UK and Germany, Prunella Scales in Too Far to Walk (London), the musical comedy Always Patsy Cline (UK and Australia), It’s Wine O’Clock and many more lost in the mists of time and alcohol.
Across his long career, Robert has produced over 30 pantomimes. Pantomime season 2022/23 saw Robert return to University Concert Hall, Limerick with Peter Pan. In 2023 Robert will tour across the UK and Ireland with the hilarious Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through Menopause, brand new shows The Dolls Back wi’ a Bang and Bridesmaids of Britain, as well as bringing Sleeping Beauty to University Concert Hall, Limerick.
© Robert C Kelly 2023.