Richard Darbourne


RDL is a theatre and events production and general management company run by Richard Darbourne. 2014 productions include Avenue Q UK & Ireland Tour, Pride and Prejudice UK Tour, Cafe Society Swing (New York) and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Also in 2014 Richard ran the floor for the medal ceremonies at Tollcross International Swimming Centre for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 

In 2012/13 RDL produced and general managed All That Fall, a radio play by Samuel Beckett, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, which appeared in the West End and transferred to New York, nominated for a Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway/Off-Broadway play. Other productions produced and managed included The Three Musketeers and El Matador, A Close Christmas Shave both by Barbershopera (DIMF Festival, South Korea, Theatre Royal Plymouth & UK Tour) and Soldiers' Wives by Sarah Daniels (UK Tour). 

Richard was also producer for London 2012 Olympic Victory Ceremonies looking after medals at the Excel, O2, Artillery Barracks and Earls Court.

Richard helped devise and produce the shows UNMYTHABLE and Out of Chaos (UK & European Tour) with Temple Theatre, a company he co-founded with Mike Tweddle and Paul O'Mahony in 2006. Other production credits include Little Eyolf and The River Line (Jermyn Street Theatre), Thyestes (Arcola Theatre) and Hippolytus (Riverside Studios)

As a creative workshop leader, Richard set up Living Learning in 2006 with Paul O'Mahony - a company that writes plays and workshops to inspire confidence in mathematics, classics and languages. 

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