Richard won the 2006 Drama Desk Award for outstanding lighting design and received an Outer Critics Circle nomination both for Sweeney Todd currently at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway. Other award winning productions have included the West End and UK national tour of Sweeney Todd, the West End and Watermill Theatre production of the Gondoliers (TMA Award Winner Best Musical 2001), The Watermill Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof (TMA Award Winner Best Musical 2002).York Theatre Royal production of The Railway Children (TMA Award) and the Dora Mavor Moore Award.
Significant work Includes lighting designs for Strictly Come Dancing Arena tour for Phil Mcintyre and Stage Entertainment, Only Fools and Horses at The Haymarket Theatre; Sister Act and Calamity Jane UK Tour for Jamie Wilson; Gary Tank Commander and Still Game at The Glasgow Hydro; The Railway Children at Waterloo and Kings Cross Stations and Celebrating Christmas with the Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall.
Richard has also worked on lighting designs for The White Album and All Quiet on the Western Front both at Nottingham Playhouse, a UK national tour of Midnight for Watershed Productions, the UK premiere of Sideshow for the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, and Mack and Mabel and Sunset Boulevard for The Watermill Theatre, which have transferred to the Criterion Theatre and the Comedy Theatre in the West End respectively.
National tours have included Fiddler on the Roof, The Diary of Anne Frank, Beautiful Thing, Wuthering Heights, Rasputin, Candide & Sweeney Todd. West End work includes The Gondoliers, When Pigs Fly and Female Parts and Sweeney Todd. Repertory theatre work includes Behind the Scenes at the Museum, A Taste of Honey, Piaf, Abandonment, Private Lives, Amadeus for York Theatre Royal; Carmen, Fiddler on the Roof, Irma la Douce, Cabaret for the Watermill Theatre Newbury; The Man Who, Satin ‘N’ Steel and Chicken Soup with Barley for Nottingham Playhouse; and The Firebird, The Arabian Nights, The Snow Queen and The Emperor and the Nightingale for The MAC.
He has also designed for The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; The Norwich Playhouse; The Duchy Ballet, Cornwall; Covent Garden Linbury Studio, London; Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne, Switzerland; The Swan Theatre, Worcester; Library Theatre, Manchester; Everyman Theatres, Liverpool, Cheltenham; Arden Theatre, Manchester; Bolton Octagon Theatre; Birmingham REP; Oxford Playhouse and The Theatre on the Lake, Keswick.
Richard is the designer for the annual Strictly Come Dancing UK Tour.