Richard took up the role of Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre in November 2016.
Prior to his he was Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court Theatre and had spent five years at the Royal Shakespeare Company working on fourteen productions, including the hugely acclaimed Histories Cycle for which he directed Henry IV Pt II. This production, alongside the Histories, was honoured with three Olivier Awards, the Evening Standard Editors Choice Award and named by The Guardian's Michael Billington as his production of the decade 2000-2010.
Richard has directed at the Royal Court, Bush, Old Vic Tunnels, Bath Theatre Royal and worked alongside Peter Hall on his 80th anniversary production of Twelfth Night at the National Theatre.
Richard has worked on The Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court; Ditch, which opened the Old Vic Tunnels; directing Simon Callow in the West End and UK-wide tour of The Mystery of Charles Dickens and Dr Marigold & Mr Chops; the inaugural production in the new Bush Theatre Sixty-Six Books; and Give Me Your Hand, Off-Broadway, which was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience in 2012.
Richard has recently directed the world premiere of Al Smith's latest drama,Harrogate, which opened at the Hightide Festival in September 2015. He directed the UK premiere of You For Me For You, which opened at the Royal Court in December 2015 and his production ofTorn opened at the Royal Court in September 2016.