PAUL RICHARDS

DRUMMER, COMEDY WRITER/PERFORMER

Paul Richards is a drummer, comedian and writer 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

ONE MAN AND A BOX

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: The Globe Bar, 5-27 August and also extra performances at Opium, 9, 16 and 23 August.

Other performances: 

27/01/17: Alex's Boat (house show)
28/01/17: Paul H's House (house show)
29/01/17: Phill's House (house show)
30/01/17: Lee's House (house show)
31/01/17: Izzy's House (house show)
08/02/17: The Merchant House, St Ives
09/02/17: Duffy's Bar, Leicester (Leicester Comedy Festival)
10/02/17: Duffy's Bar, Leicester (Leicester Comedy Festival)
17/02/17: The Bell Hotel, Clare
09/02/17: Whitestones Cafe, Isle of Portland
20/02/17: The Gallery Art Cafe, Chard
21/02/17: Kitchen, Langport
22/02/17: Hind’s House (house show)
23/02/17: Beehive N17, London
24/02/17: The Yard, Faversham
25/02/17: Boars Head, Long Preston
26/02/17: Balcony Bar, Harrogate
27/02/17: Lord Crew Arms Hotel, Blanchland
28/02/17: The Tron, Edinburgh
02/03/17: The Coffee House, Aberdeen
03/03/17: Brae Hotel, Shetland Islands
10/03/17: Andy's House (house show)
06/05/17: Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove
19/05/17: Nantwich Bookshop, Nantwich
20/05/17: Village Club, Caldecote
21/05/17: Lily's Secret Vintage Tearooms, Gnossall
27/05/17: The White Hart, Alton
10/06/17: Five Bells, Burwell (Burwell Fringe)
11/06/17: The Four Teas, Stratford
12/06/17: The Exchange, Leicester
13/06/17: Bom-Banes, Brighton
15/06/17: The Specialty, Nottingham
23/06/17: Chapterhouse Books, Sherbourne
29/06/17: The Perch, Marlow
07/07/17: Oundle Fringe Festival
10/07/17: Phill's House (house show)
12/07/17: Clare's House (house show)
14/07/17: Art House, Southampton
17/07/17: Heart Arts Centre, Leeds
18/07/17: Rob's House (house show)
19/07/17: Edd's House (house show)
26/07/17: The Plough, Shepreth
27/07/17: Water Poet, London
28/07/17: The Red Bull, Cambridge
17/09/17: The Magic Bean Emporium, Northampton
27/09/17: Foam Cafe, Dublin, Ireland
28/09/17: Suas Coffee House, Ennis, Ireland
29/09/17: Doolin Cafe, Clare, Ireland
30/09/17: Queens Arms, Breage
23/11/17: Cafe Globen, Denmark
25/11/17: Agdas Kafe, Mattmar, Sweden
30/11/17: Tom Foolery Coffee Shop, Shoreham-by-Sea
01/12/17: Artefact, Stirchley

 

PAUL RICHARDS AND SOMETHING THAT VAGUELY RESEMBLES A CHOIR PROUDLY PRESENT THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF POP MUSIC IN AN HOUR

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Voodoo Rooms, 17-17 August

Other performances: 

07/10/17: The Red Bull, Cambridge

WILL: THE BAD BOY OF TRAD-JAZZ-FUNK-FUSION

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Silk Nightclub, 5-26 August

PAUL RICHARDS PROUDLY PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING SHOW THAT WILL (POSSIBLY) BREAK YOUR HEART: A COMEDY

03/12/16: The Art House, Southampton
05/12/16: Blakey's Bus Cafe, Mulbarton
11/12/16: The Red Bull, Cambridge

PAUL RICHARDS IS THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEMS

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: Southsider, 6-27 August

Other performances: 

01/02/16: Edd’s House (lounge show)
02/02/16: Phill’s House (lounge show)
03/02/16: Brian’s House (lounge show)
04/02/16: Ade’s House (lounge show)
05/02/16: Izzy’s House (lounge show)
30/03/16: Clare’s House (lounge show)
31/03/16: Heather’s House (lounge show)
07/04/16: Swan House, Beccles
10/04/16: Michelle’s House (lounge show)
11/04/16: Tim’s House (lounge show)
12/04/16: Jo’s House (lounge show)
15/04/16: Sarah’s House (lounge show)
17/04/16: Greenbanks, Bristol
18/04/16: The Anglers Rest, Bamford
19/04/16: The Limes Hotel, Needham Market
20/04/16: The Red Bull, Cambridge
21/04/16: The Candlestick Hotel, Stamford
15/05/16: The Rose and Crown Hotel, Wisbech
19/05/16: The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
21/05/16: The Art House, Southampton
22/05/16: Long Stratton Village Hall, Norwich
08/06/16: Helen’s House (lounge show)
12/06/16: Lewisham Arts Cafe, London
13/06/16: Burwell Festival, Burwell
15/06/16: The Library, Oxford
17/06/16: Made At Number 18, Alfreton
12/07/16: The Tabernacle, Wales
13/07/16: Ernest, Newcastle
16/07/16: Scriveners Bookshop, Buxton
16/07/16: The Sycamore Inn, High Peak
17/07/16: Scriveners Bookshop, Buxton
17/07/16: The Sycamore Inn, High Peak
22/07/16: Community Centre, Tiddington
31/07/16: The Mockingbird Theatre, Birmingham
04/08/16: The Red Bull, Cambridge (Cambridge TV filming)

50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR DRUMMER (STAGE VERSION)

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: Banshee Labyrinth, 6-27th August

Other performances: 

15/06/16: The Library, Oxford
17/06/16: Made At Number 18, Alfreton
02/07/16: The Red Bull, Cambridge
09/10/16: The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham (Birmingham Comedy Festival)

THE MAKE OR BREAK MIXTAPE

Edinburgh Fringe 2015: George Next Door, 19-30 August

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: Bourbon Bar, 13-19 August

Other performances:

06/08/15: The Royal Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge
04/10/15: The Plough, Shepreth
23/01/16: Etcetera Theatre, London
24/01/16: Etcetera Theatre, London
18/05/16: The Red Bull, Cambridge
19/05/16: The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
22/05/16: Long Stratton Village Hall, Norfolk

PAUL RICHARDS: INADEQUATE MAN

Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Liquid Rooms, 8-30 August

Other performances: 

20/01/15: Ade’s House (lounge show)
21/01/15: Edd’s House (lounge show)
22/01/15: Surabhi’s House (lounge show)
24/01/15: Jack’s House (lounge show)
25/01/15: Boris’ House (lounge show)
28/01/15: Lee’s House (lounge show)
31/01/15: Izzy’s House (lounge show)
08/01/15: Greenbanks Bar, Bristol
09/01/15: Etcetera Theatre, London
11/02/15: Bar Des Arts, Guildford
13/02/15: The Art Cafe, Winchester
20/02/15: Arlington Hotel, Norwich
28/02/15: The Art House, Southampton
16/03/15: Kim’s House (lounge show)
19/03/15: Swan House, Beccles
22/03/15: MAC, Maldon
25/03/15: The Plough, Shepreth
20/04/15: Fiona’s House (lounge show)
24/04/15: The Village Hall, Kirton in Lindsey
28/04/15: Jo’s House (Lounge show)
29/04/15: Phill’s House (Lounge show)
01/05/15: The Priory Hotel, Louth
02/05/15: The Priory Hotel, Louth
04/05/15: Meeting House, Darlington
04/05/15: Matt S’s House, Stockton-on-Tees (Lounge show)
06/05/15: The Angel Inn, Warminster
07/05/15: The Real Food Cafe, Coalbrookedale
10/05/15: Wheal Martyn Country Park, Cornwall
13/05/15: The Voodoo Lounge, Stamford
15/05/15: Penny’s House (lounge show)
18/05/15: Cambridge TV (studio, filmed performance)
20/05/15: The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
30/05/15: Long Sutton Barn, Long Sutton
31/05/15: La Rosa Hotel, Whitby
01/06/15: Earnest, Newcastle
04/06/15: The Guardhouse Cafe, Berry Head
07/06/15: The Cornerhouse, Cambridge (early evening)
07/06/15: The Cornerhouse, Cambridge (later slot)
25/06/15: Kate’s House (lounge show)
03/07/15: Alex’s House (lounge show)
12/07/15: Al’s House (lounge show)
13/07/15: Byron School of English (private show)
29/07/15: Preston Tringe Festival, Preston
04/07/15: Phill’s House (lounge show)
05/07/15: Clare’s House (lounge show)

THE PAUL RICHARDS DISASTERS

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: George Next Door, 2-9 August

Other performances:

30/07/14: CB2, Cambridge
31/07/14: CB2, Cambridge

GETTING LOST IN MY HOMETOWN

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: City Nightclub, 2-22 August

Other performances:

29/01/14: Marcus’ House (Lounge show)
08/02/14: Rob’s House (Lounge show)
19/02/14: Michelle’s House (Lounge show)
21/02/14: Inge’s House (Lounge show)
23/02/14: Lee’s House (Lounge show)
01/03/14: Jack’s House (Lounge show)
02/03/14: Boris’ House (Lounge show)
05/03/14: Maria’s House (Lounge show)
07/03/14: Andy’s House (Lounge show)
08/03/14: Matt’s House (Lounge show)
09/03/14: Colin’s House (Lounge show)
29/04/14: Izzy’s House (Lounge show)
01/05/14: Tily’s Of Halesworth, Halesworth
02/05/14: Café D’Art, Liverpool
06/05/14: Seven Arts, Leeds
08/05/14: Creek Abbey, North Creek
10/05/14: Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester
08/06/14: Chris’ House (Lounge show)
08/06/14: Heather’s House (Lounge show)
12/06/14: Mike’s House (Lounge show)
14/06/14: Mid Wales Arts Centre, Wales
15/06/14: Ludlow Fringe Festival, Ludlow
20/06/14: St Anne’s Arts Community Centre, Barnstaple
21/06/14: St Anne’s Arts Community Centre, Barnstaple
22/06/14: St Anne’s Arts Community Centre, Barnstaple
06/04/14: Haslemere Fringe Festival, Surrey
07/07/14: Etcetera Theatre, London
18/07/14: Reading Fringe Festival, Reading
19/07/14: Reading Fringe Festival, Reading
27/07/14: CB2, Cambridge
21/10/14: Phill’s House (Lounge show)
25/10/14: The Bowery, Leeds
01/11/14: Al’s House (Lounge show)
07/11/14: Bay Tree, Bury St Edmunds
08/11/14: Lewisham Fringe Festival, London
12/11/14: The Ostrich Inn, Castle Acre
22/11/14: The Layer Fox, Colchester
27/11/14: The White Horse, Kings Sutton
30/11/14: The Blue Boar, Maldon
20/01/15: Ade’s House (lounge show)
21/01/15: Edd’s House (lounge show)
22/01/15: Surabhi’s House (lounge show)
24/01/15: Jack’s House (lounge show)
08/01/15: Greenbanks Bar, Bristol
13/02/15: The Art Cafe, Winchester
28/02/15: The Art House, Southampton
19/03/15: Swan House, Beccles
25/03/15: The Plough, Shepreth
01/05/15: The Priory Hotel, Louth
02/05/15: The Priory Hotel, Louth
07/05/15: The Real Food Cafe, Coalbrookedale
13/05/15: The Voodoo Lounge, Stamford
15/05/15: Penny’s House (lounge show)
21/05/15: Platform Bar, London
31/05/15: La Rosa Hotel, Whitby
04/06/15: The Guardhouse Cafe, Berry Head
25/06/15: Kate’s House (lounge show)
03/07/15: Alex’s House (lounge show)

SOME CHRISTMAS PLAYS BY PAUL RICHARDS

03/12/2013: Bay Tree, Bury St Edmunds 8pm
04/12/2013: The Art Café, Kingsbridge, 8pm
05/12/2013: Café De Art, Formby, 8pm
06/12/2013: Wilf’s Café, Kendal, 6pm
06/12/2013: Wilf’s Café, Kendal, 8pm
07/12/2013: Korova Arts Centre, Preston, 8pm
08/12/2013: The Old Forge, Cranford, 1pm
08/12/2013: The Old Forge, Cranford, 3pm
09/12/2013: CB2, Cambridge, 7pm
09/12/2013: CB2, Cambridge, 9pm
13/12/2013: The Birdcage, Bristol, 8pm
14/12/2013: Tilly’s, Halesworth, 8pm

THINGS COULD BE MARVELLOUS

Edinburgh Fringe 2013: City Nightclub, 4-23 August

Other performances:

31/07/13: CB2, Cambridge

SOME PLAYS BY PAUL RICHARDS

Edinburgh Fringe 2013: City Nightclub, 4-9 August

Other performances:

08/11/2012: The Tea Lounge, Norwich
09/11/2012: The Ambassador, Brighton
10/11/2012: The Royal Oak Inn, Rhandirmywn, Wales
10/11/2012: Cafe Clifton, Bristol
11/11/2012: The Cock Inn, Gamlingay
07/04/2013: The Art Cafe, Kingsbridge
08/04/2013: Cafe Irie, Newquay
09/04/2013: Bar Des Arts, Guildford
10/04/2013: The Dabbling Duck, Great Massingham
11/04/2013: CB2 (Upstairs – Library), Cambridge
12/04/2013: Moondogs Cafe, Galashiels
13/04/2013: The Isle Of Skye Baking Company, Isle Of Skye
23/05/2013: Bay Tree, Bury St Edmunds
25/05/2013: Wilf’s Cafe, Kendal
26/07/2013: CB2, Cambridge (2 performances)
27/07/2013: CB2, Cambridge 
31/08/2013: Lodestar Festival, Lode
28/09/2013: Tarquin’s Garage, Preston (Preston Fringe)