On the Couch with Robert Grubb

Robert Grubb AAR On the CouchWho is Robert Grubb?
Robert is one of Australia’s most accomplished and versatile performers who is currently starring in Billy Elliot The Musical.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Probably not a lot. I’ve done some dumb things at times, but they have been wonderful learning experiences, they have added to the fabric of who I am today, I’ve earned my spurs and wear my scars humbly, just thankful for the loving family I’m part of, the wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure to meet along the way, and the varied career I’ve been so fortunate to put together.

Who inspires you and why?
My parents, my acting tutors, my wife, my children, but also the many many performers, too many to name.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make the air cleaner for a start. And try to get all those who govern to make decisions using wisdom and smarts instead of being beholden to greedy people.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Domme – a little hilltop village in the Dordogne. Quiet, good food, and the most glorious view of a beautiful countryside.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
In Melbourne, (where I live) one of Andrew McConnells restaurants. Wonderful chef.

What are you currently reading?
A Buzz in the Meadow by David Goulson – it’s a gentle book about the natural history of an ordinary but beautiful small French farm.

What are you currently listening to?
Kings of Convenience – sort of like a Scandi Simon and Garfunkel.

Happiness is?
My grandchildren.

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully, doing what I’m still doing. Performing and telling stories.

Robert stars as George in Billy Elliot The Musical – which plays Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 20 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.billyelliotthemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Robert Grubb (supplied)