Richard ran his own theatre company and headed a children’s theatre for many years, as well as owning and running a video production company, specialising in commercial, promotional, training and educational projects. He was also a a staff trainer for several years, and was music and theatre critic for Plays and Players magazine for three years.
Richard has many years' teaching experience at further and higher education level. Click below to find out more.
2004-05: taught GCSE English to groups of young and mature students at Totton Sixth Form College.
2004- present: Southampton Solent University
- Associate lecturer: Film Studies, Film and Television Studies, Performance, Comedy Writing and Performance.
- Course leader: Comedy Writing and Performance.
- Senior lecturer: Performance.
Occasional guest lecturing in the Solent University English department; occasional guest lecturing at University of Southampton and various historical societies (theatre/screen-based subjects).
Richard's research interests centre around the dynamic between live HD broadcasts from stage to cinema; Shakespeare on screen; Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre practices; Victorian theatre practices; classic American theatre; and adaptations of classic play texts to opera.
Richard has written an article on Shakespeare's Henry V on stage and screen for The Historian magazine and website, and an article on comedy in Shakespeare for Comicus magazine and website.
Richard has an application for Fellowship of the Higher Academy of Education in progress, and is conducting an exploration of Laurence Olivier's stage versus screen persona.