Rob Walker

Artistic director
1977 - 1983

Rob Walker
Artistic Director, 1977 – 1983

Rob became Artistic Director of Half Moon Theatre in 1977 and during his six year tenure directed many productions, including Back Street Romeo, A Cool Million, Grand Larceny, We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Guys and Dolls, Hamlet, Pal Joey, Ezra and Yakety Yak. He led the campaign to find the company a larger venue, overseeing the move from Alie Street to Mile End Road and launching the capital campaign for the new theatre.

Prior to joining the company, Rob directed at the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow and worked extensively as a director at theatres across Europe. After leaving Half Moon Theatre he moved into directing in television, mostly for the BBC, winning a BAFTA for Die Kinder. He is now based in the USA and has written and directed several feature films. He is currently Director of Canyon Pictures.

Productions and Participation

Interview with Rob Walker

Full interview. Rob Walker talks about his time with the company and highlights a few productions and the importance of the company in the theatre world and amongst the wider community.

Interview snippets


Interviews about Rob Walker