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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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  • Hello, Dolly! - Irene Molloy

    20:30, Sun 5th July 2020 - Thu 9th July 2020 at Random Venue 55

    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…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Monsieur D'Arque

    19:15, Sun 2nd August 2020 - Wed 5th August 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

  • Macbeth - Three Witches

    20:30, Fri 25th September 2020 - Mon 28th September 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects…

  • The Cherry Orchard - Lighting Designer

    19:15, Tue 3rd November 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:15, Wed 4th November 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:15, Thu 5th November 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:00, Fri 6th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Sun 8th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended this play…

  • The Lion King - Publicity Designer

    19:45, Fri 13th November 2020 - Tue 17th November 2020 at London Palladium

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrange…

  • Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Tobias Ragg

    14:45, Fri 27th November 2020 - Mon 30th November 2020 at London Palladium

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Violin, Drums

    15:45, Sat 5th December 2020 - Wed 9th December 2020 at Random Venue 77

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.
    Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958.…

  • Wicked - Production Manager

    19:15, Sun 24th January 2021 - Thu 28th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

  • 42nd Street - Master Carpenter

    19:45, Sat 6th February 2021 - Thu 11th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    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…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Technical Director

    20:30, Sat 17th April 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:45, Tue 20th April 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    23:30, Thu 22nd April 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    15:30, Sat 24th April 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:45, Tue 27th April 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:30, Thu 29th April 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Sun 2nd May 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:30, Tue 4th May 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:45, Fri 7th May 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    14:30, Mon 10th May 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…

  • Sweet Charity - Clarinet, Charlie

    20:45, Fri 30th April 2021 - Wed 5th May 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon…

  • The Odd Couple - Oscar Madison

    21:00, Fri 14th May 2021 - Wed 19th May 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    13:15, Fri 21st May 2021 - Wed 26th May 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:45, Fri 28th May 2021 - Wed 2nd June 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Odd Couple is a play by Neil Simon. Following its premiere on Broadway in 1965, the characters were revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series, as well as other derivative works…

  • 42nd Street - Phyllis Dale

    20:15, Sun 13th June 2021 - Wed 16th June 2021 at Liverpool Empire 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…

  • In the Heights - Oboe

    20:45, Sun 11th July 2021 - Thu 15th July 2021 at Random Venue 82

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in…

  • Doctor Faustus - Valdes

    20:45, Sat 17th July 2021 - Tue 20th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Sat 24th July 2021 - Tue 27th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    17:15, Sat 31st July 2021 - Tue 3rd August 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul…

  • Starlight Express - Flat-Top the Brick Truck

    21:00, Sat 28th August 2021 - Wed 1st September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • Henry V - Duke of Bedford

    19:30, Sun 31st October 2021 - Wed 3rd November 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the…

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