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Theatre & Voice

Robert Southam is a versatile actor with a strong and musical voice and a good ear for accents. He has played everything from Red Indians in American musicals to leading parts in Shakespeare's plays. He is also an experienced director. For over twenty years his own company, Theatre from Oxford, has toured the best of English-speaking theatre throughout Europe.

Best parts

Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet

Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thomas Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons

Robert Browning in Life in a Love

Frank in Educating Rita

Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet

Canon Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest

Professor Higgins in Pygmalion

Judge Powell in The Last Witch

Capulet in Romeo and Juliet

Johnnie in Hello and Goodbye

Herod in Salomé

Sade in The Marat/Sade

Pied Piper of Hamelin

Plays directed

The Ages of Man

Children's Corner

Elegy for a Lady by Arthur Miller

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Life in a Love

The Promise by Aleksei Arbuzov

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Village Wooing by Bernard Shaw


Castle Theatre, Farnham

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Hertford Theatre

Ipswich Theatre

Thorndike, Leatherhead

Forum, Manchester

Library Theatre, Manchester

Orange Tree, Richmond

Crucible, Sheffield

and dozens of other theatres across Europe, in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Madrid, Barcelona, Bonn, Geneva, Palma de Mallorca etc.

Notable productions

The Ages of Man

The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar

Of Cabbages and Kings by David Monico

Calamity Jane

Children's Corner

Educating Rita by Willy Russell

Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard

Henry V by William Shakespeare

The Hollow Crown

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Journey's End by R C Sherriff

The Last Witch by Kate Miller

Life in a Love

A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt

The Thomson Report by P Ransley

The Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Oh What a Lovely War

Poor Tom by David Cregan

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Salomé by Oscar Wilde

The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan

Treasure Island from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Memorable directors

John Blackmore

Marina Caldarone

Peter Corey

Michael Croft

Kirstie Davis

Rex Doyle

Colin George

Joan Macalpine

Ian Mullins

John Powell

David Scase

John Southworth

Richard Syms

Sam Walters

Paul Webster

Duncan Wu

Recent broadcasts

Testing the Myth: half-hour talk for BBC Radio 3 on the work of Jerzy Grotowski, the experimental Polish director.

Robert Browning in a shortened version of Life in a Love for Radio Oxford.

Half-hour interview for Radio Oxford, mainly about Aïsha's Jihad, his first novel.

Recent voice-overs

Centre Screen Productions, London and Manchester

TV Cible, Paris

Pierre Corby, Paris

Aldirande, Paris and Lille

ViewOn TV, Lille

Audio book

Aïsha's Jihad

R. Southam - Angola


R. Southam - Classic FM

Classic FM

R. Southam - Gloria Extra Light

Gloria Extra Light

R. Southam - KitKat


R. Southam - Round and Round

Round and Round

R. Southam - The Dresser

The Dresser

R. Southam - Caminos

Caminos (in Spanish)

R. Southam - Les Miserables

Les Miserables (In French)