Writer, rhymer, talker
And in May, Son of Rambow. Miranda Cooper, Nick Coler, Sam Hodges and I have spent several years adapting this brilliant film for the stage. A film that I love, and a process I have loved. It's going to be at the Other Palace theatre in a workshop production May-June next year. Please come along if you can.
I've written some poems for Tango Moderno, which is touring now with ballroom legends Vincent & Flavia. My stuff is only a tiny part of the show, but Thom Parsons (hairy canary and poetry don) nails it.
My play, Wingman played at the Edinburgh fringe, Soho Theatre and iO West in LA and is in development for TV with Big Talk. Todd & God (ft the awesome Sara Hirsch) played at the Pleasance during this year's fringe.
I'm a former London poetry slam champion and one of the Time Out Culture 100.
Can a one-night stand last a lifetime?
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.
The show recently ran in the West End, starring Ayesha Antoine and Felix Scott.
More on the (OLD) show here
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.
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.'
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.
Todd & God
putting the mess into messiah
God is fixing her mistakes (namely, wasps). Rebooting religion, she picks atheist Todd as her Chosen One. This is her latest start-up. This is religion 2.0. with UK slam champion Sara Hirsch taking on the role of God. But how does Todd even begin to do good in a world where evil is riding so very high? And what does Todd’s wife make of his overnight conversion?
A play about why we believe, that asks: what would you do, if you could change the world?
We are a top-10 pick in The Stage - 'drop everything and book these!' and in The List top tips. We're a must-see in Fringe Review, pick of the Fringe in Theatre Weekly and among the London Calling fringe highlights. Sara wrote a great article about the show, which ran at the Pleasance for the Edinburgh fringe.
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.
Me and some proper actors perform plays, poems and songs
I can write poems for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties, and weddings. That couple above? Did their whole ceremony. Get married by Marsh, it sticks. They're still very happily together two whole months later. If you'd like to know more about commissioning me or booking me for an event, please get in touch.