Richard holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck College, University of London as well as a BA (Hons.) in Drama from Queen's University Belfast. He has been the Artistic Director of Accidental Theatre since its founding and has worked professionally as a theatre director since 2009 both inside and outside of Northern Ireland.
Directing credits include: The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave (Donal O'Hagan, Baby Grand, 2014), DEATH (on a shoestring) (Dave Kinghan, Baby Grand, 2012), Limbo (Declan Feenan, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, 2012), The Writers’ Room (Michael Shannon, Tour, 2011), Four Birthdays (Devised, 2010), Neon Lights (Music Video, R51, 2009), Confession (Darran McCann, Queen's Studio Theatre, 2008), Happy as Larry (Dave Kinghan, QST, 2007) and The Emperor of Ice-Cream (Dave Kinghan & Emily DeDakis, QST, 2006).
Assistant directing credits include: King Lear (Dominic Hill, Shakespeare, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, 2012), Betrayal (Dominic Hill, Harold Pinter, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, 2012), Mister Merlin (Andy Arnold, Alex Norton, Tron Theatre, 2011), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Philip Breen, Peter Nichols, Citizens Theatre, 2011), Winter Tales (Antonio Ferrara, Various, 2011), Our Lady of Sligo (Jonathan Moore, Sebastian Barry, RADA, 2010), Oh What a Lovely War (Nona Shepphard, Theatre Workshop, RADA, 2010), Mickey and Lionel (David Fenton, Vicky Ireland, Replay Theatre Company, 2010), Lives and Spaces (Anna Newell, devised, Lyric Drama Studio, 2010), A Vampire Story (Anna Newell, Moira Buffini, Lyric Drama Studio, 2010), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Des Kennedy, Stephen Adly Guigus, QST, 2008), Closer (Martin McSharry, Patrick Marber, Rawlife Theatre Company, 2008), Bah, Humbug! (John Breen, Grimes and McKee, Lyric Theatre, 2007), Macbeth (Richard Croxford, Shakespeare, Replay Theatre Company, 2007) and The Road Not Taken (Anna Newell, devised, QST, 2007).