theatre

Paul has written various plays and shows over the years. His current play, Harvey Greenfield is Running Late, is touring various festivals throughout 2019, including a full-run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

His most recent theatrical offering for other people, Little Sparks, ran for three weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 (starring Alan Hay, Kate Madison and Stephanie Swan, directed by Emily Starr) following a residency at the Corpus Christi Playroom, Cambridge.

Here are some of the other plays he has written for, well, actors. He'd very much like you to perform them too, because they're not much good just sat on his computer doing nothing. You can read them here, and if you'd like to perform one of them just drop him a line. If you're a small amdram theatre the chances are he'll just let you perform them free of charge (as long as you give him a credit, it all helps Brand Richards after all), if you're a major theatre producer he might charge you a tenner or something as we've all got to eat.

Anyway, go on, have a read:

LETTERS TO SPARKLE: Download script
TOXIC TORNADO: Download script
GONE MIDNIGHT: Download script
GREAT ACHIEVERS: Download script
PROBABLY THE GREATEST GOAL EVER SCORED: Download script
THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH OSCAR PIKE: Download script
HOW ABOUT YOU?: Download script


OTHER PLAYS AND STUFF THAT PAUL HAS WRITTEN...

LITTLE SPARKS: Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Corpus Christi Playroom residency, 2018.
WILL: THE BAD BOY OF TRAD-JAZZ-FUNK-FUSION: Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
THE THIRD DRAFT OF YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD: Musical, written with Claire Lowe. The Plough, Shepreth, 2016
PAUL AND EMMA ARE OVER THE WORST OF IT: Radio sitcom (4 episodes). Listen to the whole series here.
COMMON PANTO: Britpop-themed pantomime. 2 performances in Cambridge in December 2015.
PAUL RICHARDS & FRIENDS PRESENT…SKETCHBOOK: Sketch show, released online – view here FUNKY PANTO: 8 PANTOS IN ONE HOUR: Christmas show at CB2, Cambridge (4 performances, Dec 2014)
THE IZZY REES AND PAUL RICHARDS ADVENT CALENDAR: Online series, new short comic sketch every day in the run up to Christmas. Launched in December 2014.
GAPS: Performed by WriteOn at The ADC Theatre, Cambridge, November 2013
THE NIGHTS MUST FLY BY: Performed by WriteOn as part of their MAD season @ The ADC Theatre Bar, Cambridge, May 2013.
WHEN JIMMY BECAME JAMES: Filmed as part of Paul’s YouTube series, An Embarrassment Of Richards, the series can be viewed online here
TINSEL FACE: Audio comedy available online here
MARTHA AND MARVIN’S REALLY QUITE EXCITING CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE: Performed at CB2, Cambridge, December 2012 (4 performances)
YOU DON’T MISS YOUR WATER: Musical written for blues band, The Outlines. Performed at Lodestar Festival, Lode, September 2012.
MY UNFUNNY VALENTINE: DEATH OF A COMEDIENNE: Performed at The Missing Sock, Stow-Cum-Quy, March 2012.
THREE ELVES, A SNOWMAN AND A FUNERAL: Performed at CB2, Cambridge, December 2012 (2 performances)
THE TWELVE MONOLOGUES OF CHRISTMAS: Audio series available online here, buy script here for the Kindle from Amazon
TO THE BRINK: Performed by WriteOn @ The ADC Theatre Bar, Cambridge, November 2011 RELATIONSHIPS, EH?: Musical written for Dowsing For Sound. Performed at Lodestar Festival, Lode, September 2011.
SANTA CLAUS AND THE UNFORTUNATE ALLEGATIONS: Performed at CB2, Cambridge, December 2010 (4 performances)
(DAWN PALMER JUST WANTS TO BE) LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS: Performed at CB2, Cambridge, December 2010 (4 performances)
SLOW PUNCTURE: Performed by WriteOn @ The ADC Theatre Bar, Cambridge, October 2010.
THE YEAR OF THE RAT: Performed at CB2, Cambridge, August 2010; Lodestar Festival, Lode, September 2010.A new version of this is to be performed by The Gamlingay Players at the Lodestar Festival, Lode, September 2013.
CLOWNS: Musical – book by Paul Richards, music by Bryan Shore, Alister Bunclark, Marcus Hood and Paul Richards. Performed at CB2, Cambridge, August 2010; Lodestar Festival, Lode, September 2010
THE HEDGEHOG COLLECTIVE: Written with Alan Morgan. Performed at The Cambridge Comedy Festival @ The Boathouse, Cambridge, July 2010.
JASON’S LAST NIGHT IN TOWN: Part of Paul’s show, ‘Some Plays About Indie Rock’. Performed at the Bury Fringe Festival @ Benson Blakes, May 2010.
HONEY, I’VE BEEN REALLY STRUGGLING: Part of Paul’s show, ‘Some Plays About Indie Rock’. Performed at the Bury Fringe Festival @ Benson Blakes, May 2010.
REVIEWING SUSAN: Part of Paul’s show, ‘Some Plays About Indie Rock’. Performed at the Bury Fringe Festival @ Benson Blakes, May 2010.
A FAIRYTALE OF BAR HILL: Performed at CB2 Restaurant, Cambridge, December 2009 (3 performances)
SUGAR SUGAR: Performed by WriteOn @ ADC Theatre’s Larkum Studio, Cambridge, October 2009.
I’LL DRIVE TONIGHT, DARLING: Written with Alan Morgan. Performed at The Cambridge Comedy Festival @ The Boathouse, July 2009.
MEGAVALUE MICKEY: Performed by WriteOn @ ADC Theatre’s Larkum Studio, Cambridge, June 2009. BREAKERS: Performed at CB2, Cambridge, May 2009; Brighton Fringe @ The Ambassador Hotel, May 2009 (2 performances)
THE PROMISE: Performed by WriteOn @ Michaelhouse Cafe, Cambridge, March 2009.
GOLDILOCKS & THE BEANSTALK: Performed at The Glass Onion, Peterborough, December 2008; CB2 Cambridge, December 2009 (3 performances)
ON THE 12TH DAY OF ALEX: Performed by WriteOn @ B-Bar, Cambridge, December 2008; CB2, Cambridge, December 2008 (2 performances); The Glass Onion, Peterborough, December 2008.
CHIRPY: Performed by WriteOn @ B-Bar, Cambridge, October 2008.
LOOK AT ME, I’M FUNNY: Performed at The Hotbed Festival @ The Junction, Cambridge, July 2008.
LOVE AWKWARDLY: Performed by WriteOn @ B-Bar, Cambridge, June 2008; The Hotbed Festival @ The Junction, Cambridge, July 2008.
LETTERS TO SPARKLE: Performed by WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, June 2007; WriteBites @ RADA, London, March 2010; Saturday Matinee @ The Old Queens Head, London, May 2010.
AN AMBULANCE STUCK IN TRAFFIC: Performed at The Strawberry Fair Festival, Cambridge, June 2007; WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, June 2007; The Cherry Hinton Festival, Cherry Hinton, September 2007; The Brockley Jack Theatre, London, March 2010; First Draft Theatre @ The Horse, London, May 2010 (3 performances) and again by First Draft Theatre @ The Horse, London, December 2010
THE MURDER OF THE RAZZLE DAZZLE ROSE QUEEN: Performed at the Hilton Village Hall, Hilton, March 2007; CB2, Cambridge, March 2010.
A SPLENDID CHRISTMAS SHOW: Written with Irsan Ismail. Performed at CB2, Cambridge, December 2006 (2 performances).
CRACKERJOKE WRITER: Performed by WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, October 2006; KDC Theatre @ Clerkenwell Theatre, June 2007; The Worlds End Players, Wendover, March 2012 (4 performances); The World’s End Players @ Welywn Drama Festival, June 2012 (5 performances); Thurrock Courts Players @ Waltham Forrest Drama Festival, March 2014.
FOR THE LOVE OF FAKE DIAMONDS: Performed by WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, October 2006; Glass Onion, Peterborough, March 2007.
NUMBER 12 AND HER AMAZING SHEEP REVOLUTION: Performed by WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, June 2006; The Cambridge Fringe @ CB2, July 2006; The Strawberry Fair Festival, Cambridge, June 2007.
THE ARTIST: Performed by WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, June 2006.
COMING BACK FOR MORE: Performed by WriteOn @ CB2, Cambridge, June 2006.
THE DECISION: Performed at The Contact Theatre, Manchester, December 2005.
PRIORITIES: Performed at Menagerie Theatre, Cambridge, June 2005.