MIRACLE ON 34th Street The Bridge House Theatre London SE20 27 November to 23 December 2017
Produced by Rob Harris for Climar Productions & Bridge House Productions, SE20 Ltd Adapted by Lance Arthur Smith Directed by Guy Retallack Richard plays: Kris Kringle & Sir Vincent Corbyn Stevens
The show is framed as a radio play within a play, with the six actors seated in a row at the back of the stage. Set in a recording studio the cast shares two microphones at the front, but this does not cause the performers to become static. In fact, their ability to weave around each other and perform energetic numbers around the microphone stands is what makes the show so uniquely entertaining. Great reviews for the Show
3 Off West End Nominations "Best Musical", "Best Director" and Best "Musical Direction"
Guardian Pick of the Week
'A genuinely heartfelt production which is charmingly inventive throughout. Wonderfully imaginative... this production really melts the heart and leaves you beaming with happiness.' Love London Love Culture
“Richard Albrecht’s Kris Kringle will warm the cockles of your heart.”
“As our main man, Kris Kringle, Richard Albrecht is fantastically mystical and magical... I began to believe he really is Santa! The tight-knit cast work brilliantly together and its joyous to watch them perform.”
“Richard Albrecht’s portrayal of Kris Kringle is absolutely spot-on I refuse to believe he isn’t actually Santa Claus”
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - UK TOUR 9 June to 21 June 2015 7 October to 6 December 2015 Seabright Productions / Climar Productions. BRIDGE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS SE20 (Original Producer) Written by Tony Palermo Directed by Guy Retallack Richard plays: Clarence and Uncle Billy Clarence AS2 (Angel Second Class) who helps the hero appreciate his life. Uncle Billy who loses the business's $8,000 on his way to bank it.
THIS PRODUCTION OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" WAS ADAPTED FROM THE FRANK CAPRA FILM BY TONY PALERMO.
iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be
dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, he
decides that everyone would be better off without him… or would they? It
falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.
magical story of Frank Capra’s iconic film is retold as a radio play,
complete with sound effects created live on stage. A loving tribute to
the golden era of the wireless.
AS YOU LIKE IT 18 SEPTEMBER - 18 OCTOBER 2014 Southwark Playhouse Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Derek Bond Richard played: Adam and Corin Adam is the faithful servant of the family of Sir Roland de Boys. Corin is the worldly-wise shepherd in the Forest of Arden.
INDEPENDENT MEANS 24 Oct - 22 Nov 2008 The Library Theatre, Manchester. Written by Stanley Houghton. Directed by Chris Honer. Richard played Samuel Ritchie 2008 marked the centenary of the opening of the Gaiety Theatre on Peter Street by Annie Horniman, a key landmark in the history of theatre in this country. As a tribute to Annie Horniman, the Library Theatre presented Independent Means, a comedic gem from Stanley Houghton, author of Hindle Wakes, who was one of the leading members of the ‘Manchester School’ of famous playwrights of the early 20th century. Independent Means was considered ground-breaking in
1909, and its mix of feminism and romance, allied to Houghton’s
razor-sharp wit, makes it as relevant today, over 100 years after it
first saw the light of day.
The plot: Edgar Forsyth, the public school-educated son of respected northern gent John Craven Forsyth, returns early from honeymoon with his wife, Sidney. At the same time, his father’s business interests are not providing him the income they once did - can Sidney seize on it as her opportunity to become the family breadwinner and become a women of independent means? Richard’s played (Samuel Ritchie ) a wholesome Edwardian self-made working class businessman, who steps in and saves the once wealthy upper class Forsyth family from certain financial ruin. He also engineers the circumstances that enable the newly-weds Edgar and Sidney to get back together after their family breaks down over Sidney's modern principles and bankruptcy.
MY CHILD 3 May - 2 June 2007 Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS Written by Mike Bartlett. Directed by Sacha Wares Richard played the Man's Father Cast: Richard Albrecht, Adam Arnold, Jan Chappell, Adam James, Sara Kestelman, James Livingstone, Ben Miles, Antoinette Tagoe, Jodie Taibi, Romy Tennant, Lia Williams Design: Miriam Buether. Lighting: Johanna Town. Sound: Ian Dickinson
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