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Richard Briers

Richard David Briers, CBE was an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio.
Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines, but it was a decade later, when he narrated Roobarb and Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk and when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life, that he became a household name. Later, he starred as Martin in Ever Decreasing Circles, and he had a leading role of Hector in Monarch of the Glen. From the late 1980s, with Kenneth Branagh as director, he performed Shakespearean roles.

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Richard Briers is preparing for

  • The King and I - Production Manager

    20:45, Wed 7th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • Hamlet - Musical Director

    21:00, Thu 5th August 2021 - Mon 9th August 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Next to Normal - Lighting Designer

    20:45, Fri 20th August 2021 - Wed 25th August 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Fri 27th August 2021 - Wed 1st September 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Fri 3rd September 2021 - Wed 8th September 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness…

  • All My Sons - Costume Designer

    21:00, Sat 28th August 2021 at The Old Vic

    All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987.
    The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947,…

  • Peter and Wendy - Sound Designer

    22:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:30, Fri 17th December 2021 - Mon 20th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:15, Fri 24th December 2021 - Mon 27th December 2021 at London Palladium

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan,…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Writer

    19:30, Sat 29th January 2022 - Thu 3rd February 2022 at Crucible Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • War Horse - Production Manager

    19:30, Sat 12th March 2022 - Tue 15th March 2022 at Random Venue 59

    War Horse is a play based on the book of the same name by acclaimed children's writer Michael Morpurgo, adapted for stage by Nick Stafford. Originally Morpurgo thought "they must be mad" to try to make…

  • The Winter's Tale - Deputy Stage Manager

    19:30, Sun 20th March 2022 - Thu 24th March 2022 at Random Venue 97
    21:00, Sun 27th March 2022 - Thu 31st March 2022 at Random Venue 97
    20:30, Sun 3rd April 2022 - Thu 7th April 2022 at Random Venue 97

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Director, Walter Lee Younger

    20:15, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Almeida Theatre

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Producer

    20:30, Sun 19th June 2022 - Thu 23rd June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Camelot - Sir Dinadan

    21:00, Sun 14th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King.
    The original 1960 production,…

  • Hello, Dolly! - Cornelius Hackl

    20:45, Sat 29th October 2022 - Thu 3rd November 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Match…

  • Three Sisters - Choreographer, Costume Designer

    20:00, Fri 18th November 2022 - Mon 21st November 2022 at Random Venue 39

    Three Sisters is a play by Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, perhaps partially inspired by the situation of the three Brontë sisters. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at…

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