Richard Fitch

Theatre Director


Richard trained at the Young Vic and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He is currently directing the West End Debut of Ruthless! The Musical. Richard has script read for The Bush Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, HighTide and Vicky Graham Productions.

Directing includes:

Top Hat (Arts Educational), Funny Girl (UK Tour), The Importance of Being Earnest, (Theatr Clwyd), Much Ado About Nothing (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), Barnes’ People (Trafalgar Transformed), Serious Heroes (Old Vic Theatre), Musical Theatre Showing (Mountview), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic Theatre)A Kid Like Jake (The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange, Old Vic Theatre), The Moment Before I’m Powerful (Trafalgar Transformed), Land’s End (Birmingham REP), Young Writers Programme Showcase (Lyric Hammersmith), Buro Four Event (With Old Vic Theatre), Pangaea (Workshop with Vicky Graham Productions), Last Man on the Heygate (Lyric Hammersmith), The Hour of Feeling (HighTide Festival with Public Theater, New York), The Welsh Atlantis (Latitude Festival) and The Boy Who Lived Down the Lane (Riverside Studios & Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore). He has directed workshops at Birmingham REP, The Old Vic, HighTide and IdeasTap.

Assistant, Resident & Associate Directing includes:

Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Buried Child & The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory & Savoy Theatre West End), Assassins & Dinner with Saddam (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Ruling Class & Richard III (Trafalgar Transformed), URINETOWN The Musical (Apollo West End & St James Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith), 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala & 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (Old Vic Theatre), Island (National Theatre & UK Tour), Bottleneck (Edinburgh), Clockwork (HighTide Festival Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Watford Palace Theatre), Four Nights in Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse), The Marriage of Figaro (The Watermill Theatre), Lakeboat and Prairie du Chien (Arcola Theatre), The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre), Double Falsehood (The Union Theatre & New Players Theatre – West End Transfer & TimeOut Critics Choice), The Captive (Finborough Theatre) and The Great British Country Fete (The Bush Theatre & National Tour). Workshops include The Changeling, After Miss Julie (Young Vic), Island and Jacob’s Death (NT Studio).

Member of Old Vic New Voices. Former Resident Assistant Director of HighTide Festival Theatre. Visiting Director at Mountview, Arts Educational and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He is a recipient of the Sir Paul McCartney Human Spirit Award.

Richard is represented by Nick Frankfort at Michael Grandage Company.

 

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