Richard is a writer of stories, pantomimes, choral music, poems and plays, many of which he produces himself.
Attractions: Richard has been commissioned to write and deliver various scripts for local festivals, organisations and attractions. These include a show entitled The Hunt for the Magical Chocolatey Chick for the Little Vikings and Visit York Easter Festival, ‘A Journey through Space and Time’ telling the history of the old East Coast mainline for York Greenways, promenade storytelling show ‘The Giants of Brimham’ for Brimham Rocks and ‘A Night Before Christmas’ for York’s Castle Museum. He was also resident writer and director for York Maze for 10 years, writing and producing 12 different pantomime style shows for them.
Pantomime: with a strong background in performing pantomimes (at York Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse), Richard has become a regular writer of pantomime scripts. He has written many short scripts for York Maze he has written 5 full scripts commissioned and performed by Badapple Youth Theatre. To learn more about his specialism for Pantomime, and to read some examples of his scripts, please view his Panto page.
Radio scripts. In 2019 Richard won the Script Yorkshire 30th anniversary radio drama competition. His short radio play entitled Mistaken Identity was produced by Stefan Escreet. He was also commissioned to write and record a full radio play during the first lockdown for Badapple Theatre, entitled Togetherness
Theatre: Richard has written number of short scripts which have enjoyed success in local competitions. Further details can be found in Writing – examples of work
As a Storyteller, Richard has written several poems and stories for festivals, workshops and storytelling events. See Writing – examples of work for further information and to read some of his stories.
As a choir leader and composer, Richard has created choral arrangements of pop songs including Rule the World and God Only Knows. He has also composed new songs for his choirs and is published by Banks Music Publications.