Richard is represented by Direct Personal Management.
Richard trained in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. Since then his theatre work has included repeat bookings at York Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Many jobs have involved singing and made use of musical skills while others have shown an aptitude for Shakespeare, storytelling and even Jesus!
In 2016 Richard played the role of Jared in Emmerdale. View his recent showreel here. He also filmed a short film for the HMS Caroline Experience as well as an advert for Go Outdoors. For further TV and screen credits and to view his spotlight showreel scroll to the bottom of this page.
For York Maze Richard has written and performed four different Phantomimes (Halloween pantomimes), most recently taking on the role of the Dame.
“Absolutel Spooktacular” Little Vikings
In 2015 Richard reprised his role as Mr Trout for State of Play’s (formerly Tonguetied Theatre) The Revenge of Mr Trout for a third year, whilst also performing in The Twaddle Train for York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum.
Prior to that he appeared in Richard Hurford’s 3-hander Shakespeare in is Cups for York Theatre Royal as part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.
Richard also appeared in Puss in Boots for State of Play (formerly Tonguetied) at York Theatre Royal:
“Multi-talented Richard Kay provides live foley…with a bizarre array of instruments.”
“It is wonderful” Nick Ahad, Yorkshire Post
Click here to read some extracts from reviews
For an indication of Richard’s radio and voice-over potential please listen to this recent voicereel;
On screen Richard has appeared in Hollyoaks, several episodes of Emmerdale and some short films. Please take 5 minutes to view the showreel below.