Graham Hubbard - Resident Director
Rob Summers was the number one sound operator for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre, for the last 2 years.
Rob Summers joined a show that was having a number of difficulties with the sound mix and levels. Within a few weeks of his arrival these issues had all been addressed and corrected giving the sound department the highly professional edge it had lost.
When Rob Summers started mixing I heard individual instrumentation and a clarity in the orchestral arrangements that had been missing, indicating that he demonstrates a creative and intuitive flair in his work. He has proved to be a competent and skilled technician producing work of a very high standard on a challenging show. The experience he has bought to the show has been a great asset to the production.
He treats his fellow workers with respect and displays maturity and patience when teaching the show to new members of his department - this has led to a happy and settled sound team.
On a personal level Rob has shown a great deal of integrity and has been a delight to work alongside. Amiable and honest, he has never lost his passion for keeping the show at it’s absolute best.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Rob Summers for the position of number one sound operator on any show.
I'm sure he will have, and wish him, every success in his future endeavours.
"Rob is, without a doubt, by far one of the best in his profession. He has proven himself to be excellent at this job whilst maintaining a friendly working relationship with other departments."
"Rob's experience and passion allows him to deliver only the very best on every project he works on. I can not recommend Rob highly enough for all things theatre sound related."
"On a personal level, Rob has shown a great deal of integrity and has been a delight to work alongside. Amiable and honest, he has never lost his passion for keeping the show at it’s absolute best."
"Rob was always concerned with the detail of the design, working hard to balance the clarity and quality of the vocals and music whilst serving the wishes of the director and producers and led the sound team well."
"Rob has very good technical skills combined with a natural flair for mixing music and a solid, practical approach to problem solving. He also shows good skills as a strong team-leader and would be a valuable asset to any production."