BEECHAM (Director)

Richard read English at Oxford University and trained as a theatre director at RADA/King’s College London, at the National Theatre Studio and on the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. He is an Artistic Associate of Wilton’s Music Hall and a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme.


Photo by The Other Richard


Duet For One (with Tara Fitzgerald & Maureen Beattie) Orange Tree
Footfalls/Rockaby (with Dame Sian Phillips & Charlotte Emmerson) Jermyn Street/Theatre Royal, Bath Best Production nomination Off West End Theatre Awards
Gaslight Watford Palace
84 Charing Cross Road (with Clive Francis & Stefanie Powers) Cambridge Arts Theatre & Tour
Broken Glass Watford Palace Best Director nomination Off West End Theatre Awards
Driving Miss Daisy (with Dame Sian Phillips & Derek Griffiths) Theatre Royal, Bath & Tour
Rose (with Dame Janet Suzman) Home, Manchester Best Production nomination Manchester Theatre Awards
Playing for Time (with Dame Sian Phillips) Sheffield Crucible Main House
Dancing at Lughnasa Theatre Royal, Northampton Best Production nomination UK Theatre Awards
In A Garden Ustinov Studio, Bath
Red Light Winter Ustinov Studio, Bath
Henry IV Part 1 Theatre Royal, Bath (Peter Hall Season)
In Praise of Love Theatre Royal, Northampton
Rutherford & Son Northern Stage
Humble Boy (with Lesley Joseph) Theatre Royal, Northampton
The Human Cost Young Vic
National Event Holocaust Memorial Day Theatre Royal, Newcastle
The School for Scandal Salisbury Playhouse
The Invention of Love Salisbury Playhouse
Side by Side by Sondheim Salisbury Playhouse
The Miser Salisbury Playhouse
Charley’s Aunt Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Just Before the War Young Vic
Private Lives Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Two Gentleman of Verona Northcott Theatre, Exeter
How the Other Half Loves Watford Palace
Black Comedy/ Real Inspector Hound Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Romeo & Juliet Creation Theatre Company, Oxford
Neville’s Island Watford Palace
A Taste of Honey Watford Palace
The Bench Battersea Arts Centre
Early One Morning Bolton Octagon
Entertaining Mr Sloane Bolton Octagon Best Production Nomination MEN Awards
Eulogy for a Hard Man Live Theatre, Newcastle
The History of Miss Fortune C-Theatre, Edinburgh

Drama Schools & Universities

Much Ado About Nothing Cambridge Arts Theatre
She Stoops to Conquer LAMDA
Stars in the Morning Sky LAMDA
Her Naked Skin LAMDA
Strivers LAMDA
Faustus LAMDA
The Workroom RADA
Love & Information Central
The Libertine Arts Ed
Tory Boyz Arts Ed
Our Town Arts Ed
Roberto Zucco Arts Ed
A Little Like Drowning Arts Ed
A Month in the Country Arts Ed
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd Arts Ed
The Children's Hour Arts Ed
Touched Oxford School of Drama
Our Town Oxford School of Drama
Widows Oxford School of Drama
Much Ado About Nothing University of Cambridge, Marlow Society
A Midsummer Night's Dream University of South Florida
Our Town Northumbria Unversity

Rehearsed Readings

The Shroud Maker (with Kathryn Hunter) HOME Manchester
The Promise (with Oliver Ford-Davies) JW3
Emilia Galotti (with Claire Foy) National Theatre Studio
The Workroom National Theatre Studio
The Masked National Theatre (Dorfman)
He's Talking National Theatre Connections
Tosca's Kiss (with Harold Pinter) Theatre Royal Haymarket


The Guitar Eye to Eye Productions/Meerkat Films Winner UKJF short film competition