Robin Brunskill

Robin Brunskill

Drama Teacher Voice Over Artist

Robin Brunskill - Drama Teacher and Voice Over Artist

About Robin

Robin is based in Cheshire, UK

Goldsmiths graduate, Robin Brunskill was trained in comedy improvisation by Anna Scher in London.

She started to work regional theatre, TV, radio, voice overs and film at the age of 20.

She left London when she was 30 to train to teach Drama and worked in the Higher Education sector as Lecturer and director. She particularly enjoyed designing undergraduate drama courses.

Robin has also taught drama in the community for many years. This forms the basis for "Enjoy Learning" as an online resource for this work.

"Speech Company" is Robin's online space to explore experimental audio adaptations. She also provides radio, film and theatre scripts from this site, which is code-protected.

Robin likes National Trust places, historic stained glass conservation, art classes, libraries, ballet and music. She likes to travel and has backpacked around New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe. Favourite city is Seville.

She hopes the future will include walks in Alderley Edge, North Wales beaches, story telling festivals and the joy of getting older amid the dear perpetual faces of loved ones, amid dogs and cats, amid a greater gratitude for life in all its colours.

Qualifications

Goldsmiths. London University BA (hons) Drama and English.
Cardiff University P.G.C.E (Drama) Further Ed.
Glyndwyr University Post Grad Cert in English Lit
Manchester Metropolitan University MA Contemporary Arts
Manchester Metropolitan University Post Grad Diploma in Art Direction
Pitman Training Professional Executive PA Diploma

Experience

The Crucible

Susanna

Library Theatre, Manchester
Howard Lloyd Lewis


Are you now?

Floozy

Library Theatre, Manchester
Howard Lloyd Lewis


Marriage Rites

Jeannie

Theatre Royal Windsor
Joan Riley


The Silver Sword

Ruth (lead)

Phoenix Arts Theatre, Leicester
Jon Sichel


You see, thing is this

Julie (lead)

Anna Scher Theatre
Irving Rappaport


Zack

Martha Wrigley (lead)

Watermill Theatre
Euan Smith


Measure for Measure

Isabella

Greenbelt / Finborough Arms
Richard Sims


Murder in the Cathedral

Several parts

St Peter’s London
Group direction


Devised Comedy scripts

Several parts

Anna Scher Theatre’s
Friday group


The Secret Life

Susan (USA)

Orange Tree Theatre
Richmond Sam Walters


Joking Apart

Melanie, Mandy, Mo & Debbie

BBC Manchester
Michael Fox


Missing

Various parts

BBC Manchester
Michael Fox


The Dancing Time

Various parts

BBC Manchester
Michael Fox


Zoe and Celia

Zoe

BBC Manchester
Michael Fox


A Hidden City

Various parts

Channel Four
Stephen Poliakoff


Henry's Leg

Fly poster girl

BBC
Michael Kerrigan


Hearts on Fire

Journalist interviewing Bob Dylan

Richard Marquad


Return of Sherlock Holmes

Sister of murder victim

various directors


Albion Market

Travel Agent

Granada TV
Various directors


Working your way around the World

BBC Megamix

Producer Annie Bristow


Minor Complications at Edinburgh Festival

BBC Megamix

Producer Jerry Foulkes


Acid House Music

BBC Megamix

Producer Annie Bristow


The importance of Denim

BBC Megamix

Producer Annie Bristow


Culture Clash

BBC Megamix

Producer Annie Bristow


EXPO 92 Seville TV interviews, writing & presenting

Superchannel

Jerusalem Productions


Northern Ballet School, Manchester

Part time Drama teacher – 95- 99


London Metropolitan University

Cover - Tutor one semester – 99 – 2000


Bretton Hall/Leeds University

Maternity cover – 2000 – 2001


Bangor University (sickness cover)

I taught Creative Writing 2000


Liverpool Hope university

Maternity cover – 2001 -2003


Bolton University

(Bury Campus ) 2014 – 2015


Manchester Metropolitan University

Various teaching days


Scenes from Ibsen

Chekov and Shakespeare

The Studio
North London Uni


Scenes from Hay Fever

The Studio
North London Uni


Scenes from TS Eliot’s work

The Studio
North London Uni


Midsummer Night’s Dream

Experimental Theatre
Bretton Hall (Leeds Uni)


Teechers

The Experimental Theatre
Bretton Hall, (Leeds Uni)


Scenes from Blood Brothers

Alexander Room
Bretton Hall, (Leeds Uni)


Two by Jim Cartwright

The Main Theatre
Priestley College


Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Main Theatre
Priestley College


Antigone and Oedipus

The Main Theatre
Priestley College


Big Brother Multimedia

The Main Theatre
Priestley College


Anna Karenina

The Main Theatre
Liverpool Hope University


Road

The Main Theatre
Liverpool Hope University


Romeo and Juliet (short version)

The Main Theatre
Liverpool Hope University


Arturo Ui – Brecht

Drama studio theatre
Liverpool Hope University


This is a chair

Drama studio theatre

Liverpool Hope University


Shoot to Win

Drama studio theatre
Liverpool Hope University


Scenes from Shakespeare

The Main Theatre
Greenwich Uni (Wigan)


Comedy of Errors

The Main Theatre
Greenwich Uni (Wigan)


Mary Barton

My own adaptation from the novel by Mrs Gaskell

Robert Powell Theatre
Salford University


Best Experience

Adapting and directing “Mary Barton” by Mrs Gaskell 2002/3

Salford University asked me to adapt the novel in a way that meant that seventeen female students and three male students were on stage for an equal amount of time. They also asked me to direct the adaptation, working with their second year Performing Arts students.

The production was performed in the Robert Powell Theatre in 2003 and the team of student actors were rewarded with a twenty minute standing ovation.

Many thanks to the students and Tim Moss our project manager, and to Mark Bishop and Lloyd Peters who gave us all the chance to be experimental, musical, dramatic and most of all, to discover 1840’s Manchester again..

It was a great experience and the students at Salford were the most creative and professional group. Thank you to our violinist Barbara Rose-Innes.

Above all, thanks to Mrs Gaskell and her “tale of Manchester life.” She captured the magic of Manchester. Its courage, power, intelligence and romance.

Drama for Dancers

Northern Ballet School

1995 – 1997


Scenes from Noel Coward’s Plays

Northern Ballet School

1995 – 1997


Basic Shakespeare Audition speeches

Northern Ballet School

1998


Audition and Improvisation

Colleg Harlech, (volunteer)

1996- 1998


Introduction to Stanislavski

North London Uni

1998 – 1999


Drama for English Literature Students

North London Uni

1998 – 1999


Understanding Chekov

North London Uni

1998 – 1999


Drama in Education Arts/Educational Students

Bretton Hall

1999 – 2000


The Dramatization of Issues

Bretton Hall

1999 - 2000


Basic Drama workshop – WISRAP

Bretton Hall
1999 – 2000

Shakespeare in Performance

Bretton Hall

1999 – 2000


Creative Writing for Print and Audio

Bangor University

2000


Basic Drama Workshop

East Cheshire College, Ellesmere Port

2001


An Introduction to Devising

Liverpool Hope

2001


An Introduction to Text Based Theatre

Liverpool Hope

2001


An Introduction to Improvisation

Liverpool Hope

2001


An Introduction to Directing

Liverpool Hope

2002


Political Theatre

(I improved upon an existing course!)

Liverpool Hope

2002


Text Based Theatre

(I improved upon an existing course!)

Liverpool Hope

2002


Unique Learning

(I improved upon an existing course!)

Liverpool Hope

2002


Devising Theatre from a Classic Novel

Salford University

2003


Creative Writing as a Response to Theatre

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Primary )

2003


Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Scenes from Classic Comedy (Secondary class)

2003


Basic Drama for Adult Returners

Sunshine Studio, Northern Quarter

2006 – 2009


Understanding Marlowe

Sunshine Studio, Northern Quarter

2008


Poetry in Performance (Belloc/Owen/Donne)

Sunshine Studio

2007


Drama Just For Fun, (teen class)

Sunshine Studio, Northern Quarter

2009


Working in the Performing Art

Bolton University (Bury College Campus)

2015


Regeneration Productions

Measure for Measure

Finborough Arms/Greenbelt 1990

Regeneration Production

Murder in the Cathedral

St Peters Vere St, London 1990

“Under the Deep Blue Sea”

Workers Educational Alliance – Drama for the Disabled.

Denbigh community centre. With puppeteer Ruth Bitowski. February 2002

Flintshire Schools in Performance

Clwyd Theatre Cymru

My own adaptation of “Tom’s Midnight Garden” with Primary students from Nercwys, Flintshire 2000.

Word for Word Project (Director – Tim Baker)

Clwyd Theatr Cymru 2001

Summer School Helper

Clwyd Theatr Cymru 2001

Enjoy Learning

Robin Brunskill's "Enjoy Learning" Company provides
poetry & drama workshops for schools

Key Stage One (age 4-7)

Cautionary Tales by Hillaire Belloc

Nonsense Poems from Hilaire Belloc's parody of Victorian morality stories, entitled "Cautionary Tales for Children" 1907

Godolphin

Matilda

Henry King

Rebecca

Jim

Sarah

Key Stage Two (age 7 to 11)

Kings and Queens by Eleanor & Herbert Farjeon

Sound engineer Mark Winterburn of Edge Studios
Poems were written in 1932 by Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon

William I

Stephen

John

Edward II

Henry IV

Edward IV

Henry VII

Mary

Charles I

James II

George I

George IV

Edward VII

George VI

William II

Henry II

Henry III

Edward III

Henry V

Edward V

Henry VIII

Elizabeth I

Oliver Cromwell

William and Mary

George II

William IV

George V

Elizabeth II

Henry I

Richard I

Edward I

Richard II

Henry VI

Richard III

Edward VI

James I

Charles II

Anne

George III

Victoria

Edward VIII

K&Q All Poems

Key Stage Three
(age 11 - 14)

The Smuggler's Song

by Rudyard Kipling

The Smuggler's Song

Key Stage Four
(age 14 - 16)

The Eve of St Agnes

by John Keats

The Eve of St Agnes

St Agnes Summary

roses

Voice Overs

Stanley Hall

Voice Overs

Robin mainly records her voice work at Stanley Hall, but can easily travel to studios around the UK. Her journey to London is a mere two hours and she is happy to arrive in London the night before, to be ready for a 9.00am start in the studio. She also records USA work via a link up at a post production house in Stockport using a company based in Palm Springs California.

Robin Brunskill
Showreel

USA -
Flat Stanley

Childrens -
Horrid Henry

USA -
Leaving the World

London -
The Sixties

Standard RP -
The Ipcress File

Standard RP -
These Verses

Mills and Boon -
Master of the Desert

Mills and Boon -
Most Eligible Bachelor

1984
George Orwell

Somerset voice -
Pam Ayres

The Good Morrow
by John Donne

UK - Teens

USA - Teens

The Big Question

Understanding
Chickens

The Queen

Northern -
Black Roses