Rob is a writer and theatre-maker based in Manchester. He won Best Drama at the Manchester Theatre Festival 2017 for his play Dark Satanic. The Riot Act, depicting the shooting of cotton-workers by soldiers in 19th century Lancashire, toured in 2019. Sylvia vs the Fascists, a one-woman play exploring the life and work of suffragette and socialist Sylvia Pankhurst, will play in 2021.
Tremble involves an ethical discussion between a soldier in a country foreign to him and a local stranger. The judges said: “The soldier believes he has triggered a landmine and has just ten minutes when his fate will be decided. A story told in real time. Palpable tension sustained throughout. An exploration of deception and acceptance”