Thank you for visiting the site of Richard Kay – York based Performer, Writer and Theatre Maker

Richard is represented by Direct Personal Management.

Current projects include:

Performer in the current Motorpoint commercial.

Performer for Macmillan “Biggest Coffee Morning” commercial

Performer for Vaillant stills campaign

Performer in the new Bensons for Beds commercial.

Ongoing corporate roleplay for Gatenby Sanderson, Xperient and RPfT.

Writing and producing A Journey Through Time and Space for York’s Railways to Greenways project.

Writing and directing a new pantomime for Badapple Youth Theatre


Recent work

Three productions as director (and performer) of Christmas Traditions with the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir at York’s De Grey Rooms.

As Associate Director of Badapple Theatre Company Richard has co-directed several shows including Farmer Scrooge’s Christmas Carol, The Thankful Village, The Last Station Keeper and Eddie and the Gold Tops. Most recently he directed The Elves and the Carpenter. For their Youth Theatre group he has written and directed three productions; two pantomimes Cinderella and Dick Whittington and a play commemorating 100 years since the Representation of the People Act entitled Suffer Age.

“Rural Magic”

“Badapple Theatre triumphs in a tour that takes the magic of theatre to remote venues” **** The Stage, Dec 2015

Richard wrote, produced and performed the first ever Easter show for the Visit York and Little Vikings Easter festival entitled The Hunt for the Magical Chocolatey Chick.

As resident writer and director at York Maze for 10 years Richard has written, directed and performed six different Halloween “Phantomimes” as well as creating four Summer shows and writing the scripts for the ever popular Crowmania Ride and Pig Racing attractions.

“If you’ve enjoyed the Maze’s shows before, you won’t be disappointed: it’s a suitably silly story, brought to life by a talented cast, hilarious props and a sparkling script. Expect daft songs, innuendos and audience participation: the kids loved it so much that they kept asking if we could see it again.” – Little Vikings UK

Winner and runner up in several classes as Musical Director of “Sound Fellows”, a small male-voice ensemble, and as Assistant MD of the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir at the Eskdale Festival of the Arts 2019. These included the shield for “most entertaining performance of the day” for Sound Fellows for the second year running.


Please visit the relevant pages to find out more about Richard’s work as an Actor, Singer, Writer, Presenter, Corporate Roleplayer and Drama Facilitator.