Paul Richards is a drummer, playwright, novelist, comedian and drum teacher based in Cambridge. 36, lanky, can’t grow a beard. Likes to talk about himself in the third person.

As a comedy writer/performer he has taken countless (well, 21) shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, tours the UK and Europe frequently in his 19-year-old Volvo and has had some quite nice reviews in the process. He talks very fast, often about his love of Ginsters slices and often tries to justify it all as theatre. His current show recently won an award, which is lovely.

As a drummer, recordings he has drummed all over have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio 5, BBC 6 Music – all the usual places you’d expect to find a professional groovester. He is constantly on tour with lovely musician chums in award-winning bands and is continually in demand by various artists for a range of versatile projects. He has toured the UK, a lot, and China.

As a writer, Paul has written lots of plays, with his work performed all over the world. He’s had a couple plays published in Canada, and quite a few back here in England. His collection of short stories, The Stationery Seller, has been a bit of a success and his debut novel, My Function Band Hell, was released at the end of 2016.

His debut movie, 50 Ways to Leave Your Drummer, was released in 2015. He is the co-writer of 2 musicals.

This website is partly here to put all of Paul’s work into one place (because at one point he had six different websites and it was a nightmare to maintain), but also so Paul can have his full schedule somewhere online just in case he accidentally deletes his diary off his phone again.

Contact: thepaulrichards AT


22/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The William Hardwicke, Bognor Regis

23/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis

27/09/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ CUC, Cambridge

29/09/18: COMEDY - Paul stand-up set @ The Red Bull, Cambridge (supporting Aidan Goatley)

03/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Baldock Folk Club, Baldock

06/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

07/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Darwin Library Theatre, Darwen

09/10/18: COMEDY - Let's Face the Music and Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth

13/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Harwell Village Hall, Oxfordshire

14/10/18: MUSIC - Abbey College Jazz Band @ The Elm Tree, Cambridge (afternoon)

14/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Stables, Milton Keynes (evening)

19/10/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

20/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ East Budleigh Village Hall, East Budleigh, Devon

03/11/18: COMEDY - Stand-up @ Folk by the Green, Northampton

03/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Folk by the Green, Northampton

13/11/18: COMEDY - Let's Face the Music and Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth

17/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Garden House, Holbeach Hurn

20/11/18: MUSIC - Fred’s House @ 229, London

24/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Junction, Cambridge (ALBUM LAUNCH)

01/12/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Newbald Village Hall, Newbald

05/12/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Guildhall, Norwich

08/12/18: MUSIC - We Are Sound @ venue tbc

08/12/18: THEATRE - Short Christmas Plays for Marvellous People @ Surabhi's House (private)

11/12/18: COMEDY - Let's Face the Music and Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth