Richard is a Newcastle-born, London-based freelance theatre director, educator, facilitator and coach. Common to all his work is a deep interest in human psychology and how individuals function within social and political contexts. He is passionate about creating spaces in which people can explore, play, discover and flourish, whether that be in a rehearsal room, learning environment or coaching process. Richard is a Fellow and Associate Facilitator of Clore Leadership; an RD1st accredited coach; an Associate Artist of Wilton’s Music Hall; and a Trustee of Brixton House where he chairs the Board’s Artistic Advisory sub-committee. For many years he was a Listening Volunteer at Central London Samaritans. Richard has a special interest in mentoring young and emerging theatre-makers.