Robin Dolton

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Robin Dolton (19**-). Singer, Actor.

Biography

Married to actress Diane Todd.


Youth

Training

Career

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Robin had his first professional part in The Dancing Years after qualifying as a pharmacist. In Johannesburg he has been seen in Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Man of La Mancha, Applause.

Performed in Lock Up Your Daughters (as Pothic), The House of Blue Leaves, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Pippin (1975), Cause Célèbre (for Pieter Toerien), Once More Darling (at the Academy Theatre), Deathtrap (for Toerien) On Golden Pond (at the Alexander Theatre, 1979), Birds of Paradise, King Henry VIII, Banqueting Hall, Double Yolk.

Together with Irene Frangs he was an understudy and alternative cast member for Taubie Kushlick’s production of Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris starring Ann Hamblin, Ferdie Uphof, Jean Dell and Alain D. Woolf, at the Chelsea Theatre in 1972.

Together with his wife Diane Todd he brought Bob Wright and Chet Forrest to oversee the world premiere of their musical I, Anastasia set to a score by Rachmaninov at the Alexander Theatre in 1981.

He had a role in the film Dog Squad.

Awards, etc

Sources

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris programme notes, 1972.

SACD 1973; 1978/79; 1979/80; 1980/81.

Tucker, 1997.

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