Robert has over 35 years’ experience as a Producer of plays, pantomimes, musicals and concerts.
He has presented concerts starring Elaine Paige, Jane McDonald, Joe Longthorne, Elkie Brooks and Lena Martell. Also, 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), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), 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 a tour of their new show The Dolls Dragged Up, 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 2020/21 will see Robert return to the University Concert Hall, Limerick with Jack and the Beanstalk; Gardyne Theatre, Dundee with Aladdin and tour Ireland with Snow White.
In 2021 Robert will tour across the UK and Ireland with the brand-new show Menopause The Musical 2 Cruising Through Menopause, Friends! The Musical Parody, The Dolls Rerr Terr, and others yet to be revealed!
Based in Reykjavik Iceland, Óskar Eiriksson, along with partners, started the world-renowned Production Company Theater Mogul in 1999. Since then, they have been mounting, investing, co-producing and producing successful theatre productions internationally, from the USA to South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa.
Their original production was the international and Broadway hit comedy Defending the Caveman and Theater Mogul produces and mounts up to 150 performances, every month of the year playing to packed houses in over 150 cities worldwide. In addition to the hugely successful Caveman, Óskar currently produces the hysterical comedy hit Defending the Cavewoman – the long running retort to the Caveman. Also, the hilarious American three-hander Triple Espresso. Óskar has also produced or promoted international hits such as the successful Shaolin Monks, Menopause the Musical, The Blues Brothers, Umoja, Lovelace- A Rock Opera, Sexy Laundry and 100% Sex Therapy, in Europe, South Africa and Iceland.
Theater Mogul’s New York debut was Silence! The Musical, a critically acclaimed comedy based on the classic cult movie Silence of the lambs. Theater Mogul then went on to co-produce the award-winning Broadway musical Groundhog Day which premiered in September 2017. The premiere of Friends! The Musical in 2018, based on the hit television series, marked yet another great success in New York with rave reviews and has since opened in Las Vegas and is set to follow with worldwide productions.
With his very personal, creative and hands on approach to theatre production, Óskar works with partners and friends world-wide and continues to open Theater Mogul’s current shows in new markets while always keeping his ear to the ground for new fresh talent and original productions.
In her career as a dancer Belinda has appeared in many musicals and cabarets at home in Ireland and the USA. She has choreographed for several big productions including Jury’s Irish Cabaret (touring the USA twice), Sleeping Beauty (Point Depot, Dublin), and Messiah XXI starring Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Roger Daltrey, Aiden Quinn and Jeffrey Osborne.
No stranger to pantomime, Belinda performed in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin, choreographed and appeared in the Olympia Theatre Dublin, and more recently choreographed the Limerick University Concert Hall pantomime for Robert C Kelly. Some of her musical credits include La Cage Aux Folles, High Society, Cabaret, The Wiremen and Westside Story.
Belinda worked as assistant choreographer and dancer in the original Riverdance, at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and subsequently at the Royal Command Performance in the London Palladium.
Her choreography can be seen on the big and small screen in productions including: The Tudors, Camelot, Love\Hate, Leap Year, and Titanic – Blood and Steel. Film credits include: Albert Nobbs, Love Rosie, Secret Scripture, Sing Street, and hit television series Vikings.
Belinda has staged all touring shows for Celtic Thunder starting with their PBS special in 2007, directed and choreographed their 2nd show for Radio City Music Hall, New York, their numerous tours over the last ten years, and directed their new dvd Celtic Thunder X which has just toured the United States and Canada.
Belinda has completed work on the feature film The Man Who Invented Christmas, TV series Little Women for the BBC and Season Six, and the final series, of Vikings.
Most recently, Belinda was movement coach on The Winx Saga (Netflix).
Having directed the UK and Irish Tour of Menopause the Musical, Belinda is delighted to be invited back to direct and choreograph Menopause the Musical 2 Cruising Through Menopause.
Ross O’Connor (BMus, PMTC) has been working professionally as a musical director, composer and teacher for the past 15 Years. He completed his BMus at the College of Music, specialising in classical guitar and composition.
This year saw the premier of his original musical New Fish in Dublin, which opened to sell out audiences and great acclaim. Working alongside his wife, Ross also wrote all original songs and music for RTE television’s Once Upon a Christmas. He has been the musical director for Anthem Productions for the past 15 years, and currently works for Robert C Kelly as Musical Director in the UK and Ireland. Most recently for Robert C Kelly, Ross was Musical Director for Menopause the Musical and the brand-new show Friends! The Musical Parody. As a composer and arranger Ross has had the pleasure of working with the likes of the RTE Concert Orchestra, David Foster and Rod Stewart, and has had his compositions used on RTE and BBC. As well as this, he has been involved in scoring numerous award-winning films.
Ross is delighted to be part of the production team of Menopause the Musical 2 Cruising Through Menopause.
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