PAUL RICHARDS

DRUMMER, COMEDY WRITER/PERFORMER

Paul Richards is a drummer, playwright, novelist and comedian 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. 

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 gmail.com

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

08/12/17: COMEDY - Side Streets Festival @ Red Bull, Cambridge TICKETS
09/12/17: MUSIC - Side Streets Festival @ Red Bull, Cambridge TICKETS
10/12/17: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ Phill's House (house show, work in progress)
11/12/17: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ Emma's House (house show, work in progress)
12/12/17: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ Izzy's House (house show, work in progress)
13/12/17: COMEDY - The Complete History of Christmas Music in an Hour @ The Plough, Shepreth TICKETS
15/12/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Boathouse, Cambridge
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Junction, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ Cambridge Blue, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ Old Bicycle Shop, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Anchor, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The 6 Bells, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ Sticky Beaks Cafe, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Grain and Hop Store, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Tram Depot, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Earl of Derby, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Urban Shed, Cambridge TBC (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ The Duke of Cambridge, Cambridge (12 gigs of Christmas)
16/12/17: MUSIC - Erskine and Richards @ Relevant Records, Cambrdge (12 gigs of Christmas)
19/12/17: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
20/12/17: COMEDY - The Complete History of Christmas Music @ The Red Bull, Cambridge TICKETS
23/12/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Private Function
31/12/17: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Embankment, Nottingham
10/01/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
17/01/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
19/01/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ Etcetera Theatre, London TICKETS
23/01/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
24/01/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
31/01/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
01/02/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Redbourne Folk Club, Redbourne
07/02/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
10/02/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge
20/02/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
21/02/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
28/02/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
03/03/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Mary Agate Hall, Salford
07/03/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
11/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
12/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
13/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
14/03/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
15/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
16/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ The Freezer, Iceland
17/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
18/03/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
20/03/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
21/03/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
28/03/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
05/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Acoustic Club, Bishop's Stortford
07/04/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
08/04/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
09/04/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ The Victoria, Swindon (Swindon Fringe)
10/04/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
11/04/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
12/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
13/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
14/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury (afternoon)
14/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Ventnor Arts Club, Isle of Wight (evening)
15/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead
17/04/18: COMEDY - Let's Face The Music And Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth (Paul hosting)
18/04/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
21/04/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Ent Shed, Bedford
24/04/18: MUSIC - Gavin Chappell-Bates @ The Blue Moon, Cambridge (album launch)
25/04/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
02/05/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
09/05/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
12/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
18/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
16/05/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
19/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ St Donats Arts, Cardiff
21/05/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
22/05/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
23/05/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
24/05/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
25/05/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Royston Folk Club, Royston
06/06/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
13/06/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
16/06/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Charity Ball, Great Chishill
18/06/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
19/06/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
20/06/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
21/06/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
21/06/18: THEATRE - Short Plays For Marvellous People @ TBC
27/06/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
04/07/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
11/07/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
18/07/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
26/08/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Catfest, Salford
22/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The William Hardwicke, Bognor Regis
23/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis
03/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Baldock Folk Club, Baldock 
13/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Harwell Village Hall, Oxfordshire 
17/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Garden House, Holbeach Hurn 
24/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Junction, Cambridge (ALBUM LAUNCH)