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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.


Richard Briers is preparing for

  • The Seagull - Polina Andryevna

    22:00, Wed 1st April 2020 - Sun 5th April 2020 at Random Venue 3

    The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises…

  • Phèdre - Set Designer

    20:00, Tue 5th May 2020 - Sun 10th May 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Phèdre is a dramatic tragedy in five acts written in alexandrine verse by Jean Racine, first performed in 1677.

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Mordcha

    20:30, Wed 20th May 2020 - Mon 25th May 2020 at Random Venue 37
    14:00, Wed 27th May 2020 - Mon 1st June 2020 at Random Venue 37
    20:30, Wed 3rd June 2020 - Mon 8th June 2020 at Random Venue 37

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem.…

  • Much Ado About Nothing - Director

    15:45, Thu 9th July 2020 - Mon 13th July 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First…

  • Seussical - Bassoon

    19:15, Tue 13th October 2020 - Fri 16th October 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss's most…

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical - Costume Designer

    15:00, Wed 14th October 2020 - Mon 19th October 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the…

  • Dance of the Vampires - Lighting Designer

    20:00, Mon 26th October 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Tue 27th October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Thu 29th October 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:00, Sat 31st October 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Tue 3rd November 2020 at The Old Vic
    15:00, Fri 6th November 2020 at London Palladium

    Dance of the Vampires is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polanski film of the same name. Polanski also directed the original German production of this musical. Music was composed by Jim Steinman and…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Bill Calhoun

    19:45, Thu 17th December 2020 - Mon 21st December 2020 at The Old Vic
    19:45, Thu 24th December 2020 - Mon 28th December 2020 at The Old Vic
    19:15, Thu 31st December 2020 - Mon 4th January 2021 at The Old Vic

    Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - Sound Designer

    19:45, Wed 30th December 2020 - Sun 3rd January 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    19:30, Wed 6th January 2021 - Sun 10th January 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:00, Wed 13th January 2021 - Sun 17th January 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Director

    20:15, Tue 20th April 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:15, Fri 23rd April 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:15, Mon 26th April 2021 at Random Venue 10
    20:15, Wed 28th April 2021 at Random Venue 40
    20:15, Thu 29th April 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    21:00, Sun 2nd May 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • 42nd Street - Director

    21:00, Tue 1st June 2021 - Sat 5th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrat…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Director

    20:45, Wed 9th June 2021 - Sat 12th June 2021 at The Old Vic

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

  • Brigadoon - Percussion

    18:45, Tue 22nd June 2021 - Fri 25th June 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two…

  • Annie Get Your Gun - Drums

    16:00, Fri 20th August 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:30, Mon 23rd August 2021 at Random Venue 92
    21:00, Thu 26th August 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:30, Sat 28th August 2021 at London Palladium
    15:00, Mon 30th August 2021 at Random Venue 61
    22:30, Thu 2nd September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Sun 5th September 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:15, Wed 8th September 2021 at The Old Vic

    Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakl…

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