Richard is a multi-award winning theatre director. His credits include Henry IV Pt. II as part of the Histories Cycle for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The season was honoured with three Oliviers (2009 Best Revival, Best Ensemble, Best Costume), the Evening Standard Editors Choice Award and named by Michael Billington (Guardian) as his productions of the decade 2000-2010.
His credits as a theatre director include Twelfth Night at the National Theatre; The Mystery of Charles Dickens in the West End; Ditch, Old Vic Tunnels; Charles Dickens’ Dr Marigold & Mr Chops; The Djinns Of Eidgah for the Rage Theatre Mumbai / Royal Court; Sixty-Six Books and Give Me Your Hand (nominated for the Drama Desk Award 2012 for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience), at the Irish Rep, New York. He has recently been appointed the International Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre.
Richard worked at the RSC for five years. In that time he studied under some of the leading Shakespeare practitioners in the world including: Cicely Berry, John Barton, Peter Hall, Michael Boyd and newly announced Artistic Director Greg Doran.
Since leaving the RSC Richard has worked as an education practitioner, founding the hugely successful acting school The International Acting Academy, been a regular guest director at one of the UK’s leading drama schools, The Guildhall School of Speech and Drama and been at the forefront of the National Theatre’s Shakespeare Education programme, devising and running workshops on directing Shakespeare with young people for over 1,800 teachers across the United Kingdom since 2009.
He has run workshops on Shakespeare and playwriting throughout the world including: Guthrie Theater Minneapolis, Theater For A New Audience, New York, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, RSC, Rage Theatre Mumbai & Dubai Youth Theatre Festival.