Librettist/lyricist Robert Gould will return to the Union Theatre on Sunday April 29 with Once Upon A Time, a concert of songs with his lyrics performed by a cast of West End and Off-West End musical theatre performers. The songs will include an eclectic mix of musical theatre, indie pop, rock, folk/rock and swing with music penned by composers from the UK, USA, Sweden and the Netherlands, including Tristan Bons, Rob Eyles, Alex James Ellison, Dean Heller, Ben Messenger, Christopher J. Orton, Joe Sterling, Robert Thompson, Bo Wastesson and Dylan Wynford.
Robert Gould is co- writer (with Christopher J. Orton) of the recent highly acclaimed, sell-out, Offie Award nominated musical My Land's Shore which received its world premiere at Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre in February 2017 and its Welsh professional premiere at Theatr Soar in Merthyr in February 2018. An album of songs with Gould's lyrics - Words Shared With Friends - with vocals by a stellar cast of West End vocalists, was released in 2014 and was nominated for a Broadwayworld Album Award as Best Compilation Album. He has presented a number of concerts of his songs in London Fringe venues, including the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, the Battersea Barge, The Pheasantry, The Other Palace Studio and the Union Theatre.