Extracts from reviews:

Farmer Scrooge’s Christmas Carol, Badapple Theatre:

“Rural Magic”

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

Phantomime III; The Baron and the Cornstalk, York Maze:

“Absolutely Spooktacular” Little Vikings Oct 2015

“The phantomime was incredible really well done.” TripAdvisor comment

The Crowbot Show, York Maze:

“Don’t miss the shows the jokes made my day.”

“We especially loved the show, it was great fun.” York Maze TripAdvisor comments, August 2015

The Twaddle Train, York Theatre Royal and NRM:

“Fast moving, fun, informative show” York Press August 2015

Shakespeare in his Cups, York Theatre Royal:

“It was silly, wonderfully entertaining but not losing the pique of the original text”

“Hats off to actors Martin Barrass, Jonathan Race and Richard Kay for a marvelous performance” Shakespeare and Wine Society May 2015

Puss in Boots, Tonguetied Theatre and TellingTales at YTR:

 “Multi-talented Richard Kay provides live foley…with a bizarre array of instruments.”

“It is wonderful”  Nick Ahad, Yorkshire Post, Dec 2014

“Opening with a prolonged, wordless musical sequence performed by talented multi-instrumentalist Richard Kay, the show gradually eases audiences into a world of storytelling and theatricality.

Kay takes up a position among a plethora of instruments and bric-a-brac, all of which he tweaks, honks, hits and blows in producing some lovely musical accompaniment and sound effects for the story which unfolds.”

“all four performers (under Kyle Davies’s clear and elegant direction) are wonderfully engaging and create a magical tale which holds the audience’s attention magnificently.”

British Theatre Guide

“Richard Kay is in charge of all manner of sounds on all manner of instruments, from wine bottles to spoons, squeezebox to a violin bow played on a cymbal.

He also is the voice and rumbling stomach of the Ogre, who has made France so unhappy, and he finds time to play the King”

“an enchanting, imaginative, highly amusing French frolic of a feline story, performed with such obvious joy by a cast blessed with a witty, wily, sprightly script” York Press

Dick Whittington, Nottingham Playhouse:

“Richard Kay is a handsome Dick Whittington with a deep and sexy voice” Newark Advertiser

“Richard Kay and Jenny Fitzpatrick, who played Dick and Alice, had incredible voices” Mansfield Chad

Cinderella, Nottingham Playhouse:


“Special mention to Richard Kay’s Buttons if only because he managed to maintain a goofy grin throughout the whole three hours of the show” BBC Nottingham

Pinocchio, West Yorkshire Playhouse:
“Students of any of the theatrical crafts, indeed experienced theatrical practitioners, could spend an instructive hour watching this version of the Pinocchio tale”
“Richard Kay…move(d) into a succession of memorably etched characters”
The Stage
“An enthralling production…told in a way which managed to hold the attention of even the youngest theatre-goer”
BBC Online
“The four actors were everything – puppets and policemen, donkeys, cats, foxes, birds and fish. They played instruments, juggled, stilt walked and sang”
Bradford T&A