Writing – examples of work

Here are a selection of examples of Richard’s writing work

Pantomimes – excerpts from full length panto scripts

York Maze “Phantomimes” (full half-hour scripts)

York Maze Summer shows (full half-hour scripts)

The Hunt for the Magical Chocolatey Chick

  • Children’s show/Easter panto performed Easter 2018 by Richard Kay and Jack Alexander
  • Commissioned by Little Vikings and Visit York
  • Co-production with Badapple Theatre


Good Grief

  • An intimate 40-min play exploring the differing ways in which we cope with grief and the impacts on those nearest to us.
  • First performed at Friargate Theatre in York as part of The Envelope Project, July 2014, by Claire Morley, James Martin and Rosy Rowley


Connell and Coggs Exposed

  • In an era of talent shows it is refreshing to see old variety double acts still packing the theatres. However the line between “national treasure” and “public disgrace” has never been finer. How does a rock-solid partnership cope when the past appears to catch up with them?
  • 15-minute play
  • First performed July 2013 by Andy Love, Thomas Frere and Olivia Jayne Newton at York Theatre Royal’s Studio as part of the ScriptFactor Final



Children’s Stories and poems:

In a Land of Old

  • A short story developed with the children at St Mary’s Primary, Selby

Bike Story

  • A short story developed for Applefields Special School

Season of Goodwill

  • A poem written for Christmas Traditions with the York Phil