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Biofraphy - Producer

Theatre in London

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Frankie Howerd

Fiddler on the Roof



Judi Dench


Elaine Stritch

A Little Night Music

Jean Simmons

She Stoops to Conquer

Tom Courteney

West Side Story

Journey’s End

Catch My Soul


By Trevor Peacock


By Stanley Eveling with Freddie Jones

Edward II and Richard II

Ian McKellen

Charley’s Aunt

Tom Courteney

I’m Not Rappaport

Paul Scofield

A Scent of Flowers (Co-production with Michael Codron)

By James Saunders with Ian McKellen

40 Years On (Co-production with Michael Codron)

By Alan Bennett with Sir  John Giulgud

The Ruling Class

By Peter Barnes

I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road

By Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford

Feature film

Swallows and Amazons for EMI

TV series

All You Need is Love—the Story of Popular Music

Swallows and Amazons Forever. (with BBC-TV)

Biography - Producer

As a theatrical producer, Richard’s long partnership with Hal Prince included being the West End producer of such great Broadway hits as: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, (introducing Topol), Cabaret (with Judy Dench), Company, and A Little Night Music (with Jean Simmons).

He was a pioneer of bringing British regional theatre into London’s West End with such productions as Ian McKellen’s first starring roles in London of Edward II and Richard II from Prospect Productions, and John Napier’s first West End design for A Ruling Class..

He was producer of the 1974 feature film Swallows and Amazons, and the TV series: All You Need is Love—the Story of Popular Music, and with the BBC for TV, Swallows and Amazons Forever.

All you need is love
Swallows and Amazons

All You Need is Love—

the Story of Popular Music

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