Richard trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since training, he played the Narrator in The House of Usher at The Hope Theatre, London, and has appeared in a number of productions in London and in a touring pantomime of Cinderella. While at Central, the ensemble staged the devised piece, Love is Not a Science, based on the music of Broadway composer Joshua Rosenblum’s music, and a new musical production of The Winter’s Tale which then transferred to the Minack Theatre and in which he played Camillo. Other theatre credits include Alice in Wonderland (Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola Theatre, London), A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse) and Mephisto (Oxford Playhouse and ISDF). As a Choral Scholar at Merton College, Oxford, he toured in London, Edinburgh, Europe and the US, and recorded three albums.