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Remembering Robert Robson

Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments)

Robert RobsonISPA is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Board member Robert Robson.  Robert was the Artistic Director of the Lowry, and an active ISPA member since 2003. 

Known to most ISPA members as simply "Rob", he was first the Theatre Director, and then the Artistic Director at the Lowry.

The Lowry Chief Executive Julia Fawcett said he passed suddenly on Friday. "He was respected across the industry, and will be greatly missed by his colleagues here at The Lowry and the people he worked with and supported across the country," she said. "We hope everyone would join us in sending our deepest condolences to Robert's family."

Rob began his career at Cumbernauld Theatre in North Lanarkshire before running Glasgow's Mayfest arts festival and His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen. The Lowry, which comprises three theatres, plus galleries for its collection of LS Lowry artworks and other exhibitions, was Greater Manchester's most popular visitor attraction in 2012, attracting 820,000 people.  Rob was especially proud of the dance programmes he brought to the Lowry, which previously had almost no presence in Greater Manchester. 

He will be greatly missed.