Rob Murphy – Dance & Drama Tutor
Rob received his professional training with Bull Alley Theatre Training Company in their four year course in Performing Arts, graduating with an A.T.C.L from Trinity Guildhall, London.
Rob has been working as a professional actor now over 10 years, some credits include playing Belize in the Irish Premiere of ‘Angels In America’ (Civic Theatre, Dublin), Dame Celia Daw in ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ (Olympia Theatre – Spotlight Productions), ‘Moth’ in ‘Love Labours Lost’ by William Shakespeare and The Wicked Witch of The West in ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ (Helix Theatre – Séan Gilligan Productions). He has also performed in many variety shows & musicals such as ‘Follies’, ‘Steel Pier’ and ‘Parade’ to name but a few, he is best known as ‘D BUFFY’ in the annual Cheerios Panto at the Tivoli Theatre. He has starred as ‘Buffy’ in ‘Aladdin’ ‘Snow White’, ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ , ‘Cinderella’ , ‘Beauty And The Beast’ and most recently ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and during the pantomime season Rob is regularly featured on popular Irish TV and radio shows in his role as Buffy. This pantomime season the Irish Times said Rob is the ‘Queen of the panto dames’.
Summer 2016 saw Rob play Aiden in the one man play ’69 shades of gay’ a world premiere which VIP magazine said ‘the show that took Dublin by storm’.
His TV / film credits include featured dancer in ‘Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie’, ‘Nadia Goes To Hollywood’ (TV3), / ‘Nadia chasing the dream’ (TV3) and the televised production of ‘Snow White’, Cheerios Panto, 2012 (TV3).
Rob has previously worked on many projects including producer of the children’s entertainment for Irish Ferries ‘Oscar Wilde’ cruise ferry (2008/2009), he was director of the musical theatre classes at the Independent Theatre Workshop’ from 2011-2014, he has directed / choreographed many school productions including shows for St Josephs CBS Fairview, CBC Monkstown, Notre Dame Dundrum and St Patricks National School in Donebate. He has written & directed panto at the Mill Theatre Dundrum for Steptacular Performing Arts for the past three years. Rob directed the Dundalk Musical Society panto in 2011, 2012 & 2013 aswell as their variety show Broadway & Beyond. In 2011 Rob choreographed ‘The Snowman’ at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. He directs the annual summer camp at the Civic Theatre which runs for three weeks every Summer. Rob also facilities many drama / dance workshops for musical societies and stage schools across the country. Throughout the year Rob acts as master of ceremonies for many events. For over 10 years Rob was resident choreographer and director for St Marys Youth Club credits include Minitops overall winning show 2008, 2010 & 2012.
Rob is the founder & director of Dramatic Action and it is his pride and joy.