Richard has musically directed, taught singing and written music for Mountview Academy, LAMDA, East 15 Actng School, Wilkes Academy and CPA. He is a respected singing teacher, having trained at Southampton (BA [Hons], Music), Bournemouth (MA Multmedia Design for Film & Television) and Cambridge Universites. He studied voice with John Wakefield (Trinity Guildhall) and orchestration/ arranging with Matthew Scott (Head of Music, The Natonal Theatre). Richard is also an Associate Musical Director for Youth Music Theatre UK.
Musical Director Credits:
Fame (TSE Productions, Scandinavia); Unsung Songs (John Mills Theatre); Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado (UK Tour, Illyria); Merman’s Apprentice (The Landor, Aria Entertainment); New Jersey Nights (UK Tour, Spirit Producions); Songs To Make You Smile (UK Festivals & International Tour, Gag Reflex); Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jack & the Beanstalk, Robin Hood, Dick Whittngton & his Mousehole Cat and Aladdin (Hall For Cornwall & Hiss & Boo Co.) Rhinestone Mondays (UK Tour, Mercury Theatre); Simply Cinderella (World Premiere, CURVE); Ordinary Days (European Premiere, Finborough Theatre); A Celebrity Chef Ate My Hamster (Bridewell Theatre); Cinderella (Watersmeet Theatre, PHA); A Threepenny Opera (Lyric Theatre); Into the Woods, Love Story, Passion, Our House, Rent, Grand Hotel, Spend Spend Spend (New Wolsey Theatre); Follies (Theatre Royal); Emma (King’s Head Theatre & National Tour); Tess of the D’Urbervilles (New End Theatre & National Tour); The Lost Christmas (Hazlitt Theatre, Perfect Pitch); Mina Laury (Brighton Festival); 45755 (Vivian Ellis Award)
Composition & Arranging Credits (original songs, lyrics & score):
Hireth (for o-region & Palores); The Bar Mitzvah Boy (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); Love Birds (Pleasance Theatre); Beauty & the Beast (The Playhouse Theatre); Wuthering Heights (Theatre in the Forest, Red Rose Chain); The Boy With The Cuckoo Clock Heart (Pleasance Theatre, ‘Les Enfants Terrible’ Award 2012); Christmas Comes But Once A Year..? (Hazlitt Theatre & Cameron Mackintosh Award); Aqua Springs (Hazlitt Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe & educational tour); Nana (LAMDA); Bent, Troilus & Cressida, Rock ‘n’ Roll Alice and Talking Heads (Nuffield Theatre); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Additionally, he has written music for Volpone, Emma, The Canterbury Tales and Hamlet (Riverside Theatre). As Associate Musical Director for the ATG Summer Stage Experience at The Sunderland Empire, he musically directed Oliver!, Bugsy Malone, Footloose and Fame. He was also resident at the Hazlitt Arts Centre, musically directing Working, Honk!, Seussical the Musical, Fame and The Baker’s Wife. Addittional credits include Up On The Roof and West Side Story (Nuffield Theatre), Summer Holiday, The Wiz, The Wedding Singer and We Will Rock You (Spa Pavilion, Open Wide District Coastal Ltd.)
Richard is collaborating with Simon Harvey on the stage adaptation, music & lyrics of a collection of Michael Morpurgo short stories, The White Horse of Zennor
Arranger, Musical Director, Musician, Orchestrator