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Richard James
'I Am Hamlet' in performance
Working in the Following Genres:
Musicals
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
Full-Length Plays
One-Act Plays
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
'Happy Campers' in performance
 

Richard James has been a professional actor since graduating from the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1992. In the years since, he has gained experience across all media but most notably in television. As a writer, his plays have been performed all over the world, frequently winning awards in competitions and festivals. He has also written an eBook, Professional Tips For The Amateur Stage, full of handy tips for actors and directors.
One Act Plays
Richard's popular comedy, White Lies, is a multi award winning one act play for five women. Runnymede Drama Group called it 'a wonderful comedy with a great comic script'.

His I Am Hamlet is a two man comedy thriller described by Page 2 Stage as 'blending dark comedy with an air of escalating menace'. Other two man plays include the surreal The Dreaming and Bill & Ben, which tells the story of William Shakespeare visiting his rival playwright in prison. His play for four women (and a male cameo), There's Something About Bernard, centres around the imminent arrival of Bernard to his surprise birthday party organised by his wife, daughter, friend and ex-wife.

His three-hander for two women and one man, Moving On, is a gentle exploration of grief after the loss of a husband. It was described as 'a touching drama' by Lancing Repertory Players.
Full Length Plays
The oft-performed A Fete Worse Than Death is an easily staged comedy murder mystery set in the country produce marquee of a village fete. When actor Ray Martin, famous for playing TV's Inspector Brady, is asked to open a village fete he is put on the spot to solve a real life murder - with hilarious results! Noda has called the script 'a very well written play in true Agatha Christie style, that keeps you guessing all the way through - full of witty dialogue and red herrings'.

Richard's Happy Campers features the gathering of a family to scatter the ashes of a dead man on a Yorkshire Hillside. The Stone Revellers said, 'Put simply, Happy Campers is smart and funny from start to finish!'

Culdrose Theatre Club scooped five awards for their production of Richard's Sherlock Holmes & The Mystery Of Mallen Hall, an all new Sherlock Holmes adventure set in a single Baker Street set described as 'an excellent whodunnit' by New Zealand's Te Awamutu Little Theatre.
Plays for Children
Richard's plays for children include the full length comedy, Professor Thyme and the History Mystery which is also available as a musical play with songs and music by David Fisher. It has a cast of thirty (doubling is allowed) and is suitable for a full class of children, with parts of various sizes suitable for all.

His two short Christmas plays, A Children's Christmas Carol and A Teenage Christmas Carol are both based on Dickens's ever-popular tale, the latter being performed all over the world from Canada to India and everywhere in between.

Richard James
 
Musicals
 Professor Thyme and the History Mystery - The Musical 
 
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
Bar Wars - Return Of The SauceProfessor Thyme and the History Mystery - The PlayA Teenage Christmas Carol
 
Full-Length Plays
The Fat Of The LandThe Ghosts of Halfway HousePort Out, Starboard Home!
A Fete Worse Than DeathHappy CampersSherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Mallen Hall
 
One-Act Plays
Bill & BenI Am HamletThree Canterbury Tales
Blood On CanvasIndian SummerVision Impaired
The Death of Sherlock HolmesMoving OnWhite Lies
The DreamingThe Nth Degree 
The End of the PierThere's Something about Bernard 
 
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
A Children's Christmas CarolMotor MouthSkinny Cap to Go
 
eBooks and Audio Books (by Richard James)
 Professional Tips for the Amateur Stage 
 
eBooks and Audio Books (by Richard James)
Andy's AndroidAndy's Android 
 
Theatrical Paraphernalia
 Professional Tips for the Amateur Stage - booklet 
 
Recordings - CDs and MP3s
Professor Thyme - Rehearsal CDProfessor Thyme - Vocal CD 
 

 
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