Robyn Arthur is one of Australia’s leading theatre performers with over 40 years in the industry.
Robyn toured with Jonathan Church’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and Jonathan Biggins’ AUSTRALIA DAY for Hit Productions and MOTHER & SON with Noeline Brown for McLaren House. In 2013, she toured Australia in Elizabeth Coleman’s play IT’S MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO) with Henri Szeps for Hit Productions and appeared in the Production Company’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN directed by Gary Young at the State Theatre (VAC).
In 2011, she starred again alongside Todd McKenney in the hit revival of THE BOY FROM OZ having also appeared in the original cast. Robyn played Mrs Potts in the Aria Award winning Australian premiere season of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with Hugh Jackman and will be long remembered for her performance as Madame Thenardier (Victorian Green Room Award) in the original cast of LES MISERABLES directed in Australia by Trevor Nunn. Robyn clocked up almost 1,300 performances in the role.
In 2007, she was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her performance in the Australian premiere of SIDESHOW ALLEY (Keelan/Young) for QPAC.
Robyn’s other theatre highlights include Stuart Maunder’s production of MY FAIR LADY (Opera Australia); MINEFIELDS AND MINISKIRTS by Terence O’Connell (Malthouse), Gale Edwards’ production of SWEENEY TODD (Opera Queensland); Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY directed by the late Richard Wherrett and Michael Gow’s classic AWAY for the Sydney Theatre Company.
Television credits include THE NEWSREADER, ROSEHAVEN, FIVE BEDROOMS, SISTERS, WOODLEY, TWENTYSOMETHING, LAID 2, THE LIBRARIANS, CITY HOMICIDE, VERY SMALL BUSINESS, KATH AND KIM, BLUE HEELERS, MDA, NEIGHBOURS, and the US production, NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES.
Robyn also appeared in CHARLOTTE’S WEB with Dakota Fanning for Paramount Pictures and the Tropfest short film HOARDER CONTROL directed by Nichola Colla.
Robyn’s been a proud member of Actors Equity since 1975 and serves on the Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust (VABT).