• Richard Marsh

    Writer, rhymer, talker

    I write and perform plays, poems and radio.

     

    I'm working on a NEW SHOW with the awesome Sara Hirsch. Todd & God is coming this summer.

     

    My poetry sitcom, Cardboard Heart was on Radio 4 last autumn.

     

    My play Skittles was commissioned for Radio 4 as Richard Marsh: Love & Sweets, and won Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

     

    I co-wrote and co-performed Dirty Great Love Story with Katie Bonna, which won a Fringe First award for outstanding new writing at the Edinburgh fringe and ran in the West End this spring.

     

    My play, Wingman played at the Edinburgh fringe, Soho Theatre and iO West in LA and is in development for TV with Big Talk. I was recently on attachment at the Royal Court.

     

    I'm working on a musical with Miranda Cooper for the Nuffield Theatre. My last musical was a coalition love story between Cameron and Clegg, Nicked, written with Tali Sheppard.

     

    I was the London poetry slam champion 2012 and one of that year’s Time Out Culture 100.

     

    You can contact me here, or tweet me, or instagram.

  • Todd & God

    Coming this SUMMER - more dates tba

    A slacker atheist becomes the Chosen One. Awkward. Luckily, God has a sense of humour (she designed the penis). This is her latest start-up. This is religion 2.0.

     

    A comedy about why we believe, that asks: what would YOU do, if you could change the world?

     

    July 2nd - Burton-Taylor Theatre, Oxford as part of Offbeat Festival. Other dates TBA.

  • Dirty Great Love Story

    Fringe First-winning play, co-written and co-performed with Katie Bonna

    heading back in a new production January 2017

    Can a one-night stand last a lifetime?

    Back in a new production January 2017

    Two hopeful, hapless romantics can barely get breakfast – let alone get together.

     

    In her eyes, he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties. In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s short-sighted. An achingly funny on-off love story of good intentions and bad timing.

     

    More on the show here. Trailer below

     

    The script is available here.

    More on the (OLD) show here

    Back in a new production January 2017

    Katie and I began writing together due to both living in Tooting and a shared love of love stories. But mostly because we both lived in Tooting.

     

    The show began as a ten-minute experiment in a pub in Balham, then grew via the Nursery, Vault and Pulse festivals, then via BAC and Latitude, to a full play that won a Fringe First at the Pleasance.

     

    Directed by Pia Furtado, and produced by Polly Ingham, it transferred to Bristol Old Vic, Soho Theatre and 59E59 Theatres, NYC.

  • Cardboard Heart

    Poetry sitcom on Radio 4. Thursdays at 11pm.

    Photos of the cast coming soon

    Cardboard Heart

    A poetry sitcom set in a greetings card company. We were lucky enough to get an amazing cast: Phil Daniels, Olivia Poulet, Jemima Rooper, Rebecca Scroggs, Russell Tovey, Sam Troughton - and me. Directed by Pia Furtado, produced by Ben Worsfield. Theme tune is Hackney Colliery Band's amazing version of Lianne La Havas' tune 'Is Your Love Big Enough.'

  • Love & Sweets / Skittles

    Poetic comedic playic story about love, and sweets (which are more reliable). It won Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2014.

     

    A story about love (and sweets, which are more reliable).

    Theatre / poetry / storytelling show Skittles began life as a scratch at BAC, directed by Tim Roseman. Tim and I developed it there, then Dan Coleman took over as director and we took the show to the Nursery and Pulse festivals before heading to the Pleasance for the Edinburgh fringe. It was commissioned by Radio 4 for a 4 x 15' radio series, produced by Ben Worsfield. Retitled Richard Marsh: Love & Sweets, it won Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

     

    More on the show here.

  • Wingman

    Father-son poetry play, co-starring Jerome Wright, directed by Justin Audibert

    Mum’s dead. Annoyingly, dad’s not.

    After twenty years apart, can father and son say goodbye to mum without saying hello to each other? This achingly funny story reminds us: no matter how bad life is, family can make it worse.

    More detail on the show here

    Wingman co-starred Jerome Wright, was directed by Justin Audibert and produced by Tim Johanson.

     

    More on the show here. Trailer below.

     

    I'm developing it for TV with Big Talk.

  • Watch

    Me and some proper actors perform plays, poems and songs

    Theatre - Dirty Great Love Story

    Co-written and co-performed with Katie Bonna. Directed by Pia Furtado. Script available here.

    Theatre - Wingman

    Starring Jerome Wright. Directed by Justin Audibert. Script available here (along with Skittles).

    Poetry - Fools

    Live at Hammer & Tongue. More on my poetry.

    Lyrics - Tinderbox

    From the Coalition musical love story Nicked. Music by Tali Sheppard. Directed by Pia Furtado. Feat. Cameron, Clegg & Miliband, aka Sam Hodges, Jason Langley & Ross Green.

  • Where to find me

    Want more Marsh? No problem.

     

    Photo: Jerome Wright and Martin Miller in Dad's Money.

    @richardbmarsh

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    (A very rough likeness of my agent)

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    Photographers on this page: Richard Davenport, Beth Elliott, David Monteith-Hodge, Ellen Nolan

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  • Get in touch

    I'd love to hear from you. Depending on what you have to say.