Richard trained at the Young Vic and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He most recently directed the West End premiere of Ruthless The Musical at the Arts Theatre.
Director credits include: Legally Blonde, Once on this Island, Top Hat (Arts Educational), GROWL (NYMT UK Tour), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatr Clwyd), Tour Director of Funny Girl (UK Tour), Much Ado About Nothing (LIPA), Barnes’ People, The Moment Before I’m Powerful (Trafalgar Transformed), Serious Heroes, 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic), Musical Theatre Showing (Mountview), A Kid Like Jake (The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange, Old Vic), Land’s End (Birmingham REP), Young Writers' Programme Showcase, Last Man on the Heygate (Lyric Hammersmith), Buro Four Event (with Old Vic), Pangaea (workshop with Vicky Graham Productions), The Hour of Feeling (HighTide Festival with Public Theater, New York), The Welsh Atlantis (Latitude Festival) and The Boy Who Lived Down the Lane (Riverside Studios and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore). He has directed workshops at Birmingham REP, Old Vic, HighTide and IdeasTap.
Assistant, Resident and Associate Directing credits include: Back to the Future (Opera House Manchester), Barnum, Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Buried Child, The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios), Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre), The Ruling Class and Richard III (Trafalgar Transformed), URINETOWN The Musical (Apollo West End and St James Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith), 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala & 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (Old Vic), Island (National Theatre and UK Tour), Bottleneck (Edinburgh), Clockwork (HighTide Festival Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Watford Palace Theatre), Four Nights in Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse), The Marriage of Figaro (The Watermill Theatre), Lakeboat and Prairie du Chien (Arcola Theatre), The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre), Double Falsehood (Union Theatre and New Players Theatre – West End Transfer and TimeOut Critics' Choice), The Captive (Finborough Theatre) and The Great British Country Fete (Bush Theatre and National Tour).
Workshops include: The Changeling, After Miss Julie (Young Vic), Island and Jacob’s Death (NT Studio).
Former Resident Assistant Director of HighTide Festival Theatre. Visiting Director at Mountview, Arts Educational and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Recipient of the Sir Paul McCartney Human Spirit Award.