Former artistic director of Queen’s Theatre Bob Carlton has died

PUBLISHED: 15:20 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:16 19 January 2018

Queen's theatre's artistic director Bob Carlton is leaving after 17 years

Queen's theatre's artistic director Bob Carlton is leaving after 17 years


Bob Carlton, a well known theatre director and writer has died.

Bob was the artistic director of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch from 1997 - 2014.

In 1989 and 1990, Bob won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical for Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Gerry Sweeney, a local playwright, told the Recorder: “Bob was very influential. He used to take Shakespeare and then turn them into rock and roll musicals.

“It was through his backing of the play I was working on called The Good Intent, that I came to know Bob. He was all about theatre and football, a big Coventry City football club supporter.

“He gave me a massive opportunity by involving me in the Queen’s Theatre and also by professionally producing The Good Intent.”

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