Bob HewisMember Profile:


Bob Hewis  (1953~2009)

Born at Scothern, near Lincoln in 1953, Bob attended the village school and then De Aston Grammer School in Market Rasen. He worked as a farm labourer before attending Bishop Grosseteste college in Lincoln. He was a well known singer on the local folk club circuit in the 70's and a founder member of Great Eastern Stage in 1976.

Bob was most recently seen performing at the Broadbent in the early 90's during his one man show Distant Voices about the life of Alfred Lord Tennyson which he also wrote.

Bob's many theatre credits include Macduff in Macbeth, Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool; the Actor in The Woman in Black, Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Crass in The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists at the Birmingham Rep. He also played alongside Peter O'Toole in The Old Vic's infamous Macbeth and played Launcelot Gobbo in Timothy West's Merchant of Venice also at the Old Vic.

Theatre work has taken Bob to Moscow, Kiev, Jerusalem, Alabama and Berlin where he became one of the few British actors to perform at the Berliner Ensemble. Bob's TV appearances include Coronation Street, Brookside, Eastenders and The Lost Secret. (Biography sourced from the Distant Voices programme)

Bob went on to live and work in Vienna.  Bob sadly passed away on 13th April 2009.


LRP Productions
After Magritte / Death on the Line Director / The Visitor (Mr Charles Dickens) May 1976
Evenings of Intimate Theatre A / Director / The Tramp February 1976
My Wife's Family Sergeant Trackem April 1975
Mixed Doubles Songs May/June 1974