Author: Richard Crowe

Richard Crowe is a displaced Essex boy who, over the past 25 years, has made Somerset his home, choosing to live, work and raise three children here along with his wife, Laura. He’s a theatre maker. His most recent production, Over the Wall Picking Apples - a one-man show charting his reaction to his diagnosis as bipolar - has toured extensively through the South West. A musical version of the same play, Bipolar: The Musical, written with Andy Collyer, was postponed because of coronavirus. Richard was determined the virus should not rob him and other theatre makers of their voices and he’s worked tirelessly through lockdown to ensure theatre remains live and well in Somerset, online for now, but ready to take the stage again when that day comes…soon, he hopes!

In search of Cinderella – a virtual pantomime for Somerset

Richard Crowe

“In search of Cinderella” came out of a conversation between Deb Richardson, producer at Somerset Film, and me. It was late July/early August when theatres across the UK were announcing there would be no pantomime this year.  This was an intolerable proposition for a county like ours, with its numerous local societies producing an annual […]