Richard Cameron

Playwright and writer for television
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Richard Cameron writes for theatre, television and radio, and won the inaugural Dennis Potter Award in 1997 for his television play Stone, Scissors, Paper, and the Mental Health in Media Award for his radio play, The Kon Tiki 2 Expedition.

Richard has written a number of critically acclaimed stage plays, including Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, which won a Fringe First and The Independent Theatre Award, and The Glee Club for The Bush Theatre, which transferred to the West End before a national tour and was adapted as a radio play for Radio 4. He has also won The Sunday Times Playwriting Award three times and was the Thames Television Writer in Residence at The West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Most of Richard's work is set in South Yorkshire, where he lives, but now and again he ventures out. Great Balls of Fire, the story of Jerry Lee Lewis, was produced for Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and transferred to the West End. He has also written an episode of Midsomer Murders and in 2011 Richard adapted Silas Marner for the Radio 4 classic serial.




Director Gwenda Hughes
  • Anna Bradley
  • Daniel Carter
  • Jasmin Melissa Hylton
  • Maggie McGuire Smith
  • Alice McGowan

    Adaptation of Jonathan Coe's novel

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre

    New play in development with Cast, Doncaster

    Cast Doncaster
    Director Stefan Escreet
  • Jessica Ellis
  • Stephen Aintree
  • Augustina Seymour
  • Nicky Goldie
  • Louise Yates

    Play about a woman's refuge and a woman with a dark past who becomes involved with it

    Theatre by the Lake
    Director Martin Harvey
  • Mike Burns
  • Lorraine Chase

    Play about a pair of mediums

    Dome at George Street, Edinburgh
  • Leanne Best
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster
  • Alan Morrissey
  • Edward Peel

    Play set in a rehabilitation centre where four people re-enact an epic journey made along the canals in World War II

    Drum Theatre, Plymouth
    Director Jenny Sealey & Pete Rowe
  • Lynne Goddard
  • Karina Jones
  • Nicola Miles-Wildin
  • Sophie Partridge

    Play about a group of disabled women who live and work at The Crippleage

    Graeae Theatre Company
    Director Mike Bradwell
  • Peter Bramhill
  • Anita Carey
  • Burn Gorman
  • Rory Jennings

    Play about a teenage boy spending the summer with his aunt and uncle

    The Bush Theatre
    Producer Bush Theatre
    Director Mike Bradwell
  • David Bamber
  • Mark Drewry
  • James Hornby
  • Oliver Jackson

    Play about a group of amateur singers preparing for a local gala

    The Bush Theatre
    Director Simon Usher
  • Eddie Burton
  • Billy Geraghty
  • Heather-Jay Jones
  • Patrick Pearson

    Biomusical about Jerry Lee Lewis

    Cambridge Theatre
    Director Simon Usher
  • Marion Bailey
  • Anne Carroll
  • Andrew Dunn
  • Roy North

    Family drama and mystery set in a small northern village

    The Bush Theatre

    Play about the life of a band leader

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    Part of National Theatre Connections. Play about how three friends from Yorkshire are affected by a tragic accident

    National Theatre
    Director Mike Bradwell
  • Suzanne Hitchmough
  • Denzil Kilvington

    Play about a man attempting to break the record for non-stop drumming

    West Yorkshire Playhouse
    Director Simon Usher

    Play about a family scraping together dignity in the face of hopeless circumstances

    The Bush Theatre
    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Director Simon Usher
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Neal Swettenham

    Drama about a young woman with multiple personality disorder

    The Bush Theatre
    Director Simon Usher
  • Lyndon Davies
  • Joe Duttine
  • James Hooton
  • Paul Mccready

    Play about a group of traumatised teenagers

    The Bush Theatre

    Interweaving monologues about how a group of women have been affected by violence. Winner of the Independent Theatre Award

    Edinburgh Festival

    Play about a family struggling to heal itself

    Thomas Sumpter School

    Play about a group of young people with learning difficulties who raise money to help their friend. Winner of The Sunday Times Playwriting Award

    Battersea Arts Centre

    Play set in a home for children in care. Winner of The Sunday Times Playwriting Award

    National Student Drama Festival


    Producer Craven Image Theatre
    Writer Richard Bickley
  • Louise Templeton

    Play about a woman who's husband becomes addicted to pornography

    Gilded Balloon



    Producer Brian True-May
    Director Richard Holthouse
  • John Hopkins
  • Laura Howard
  • Barry Jackson
  • John Nettles

    Episode of the long running detective drama

    Bentley Productions for ITV1
    Producer Andrew Rowley
    Director Juliet May
  • Katie Blake
  • Peter Davison
  • Barbara Flynn
  • Sean Maguire

    Adaptation of Berlie Doherty's novel about teenage preganancy

    Stone Scissors Paper
    Dennis Potter Award
    1 x 90'
    Director Stephen Whittaker
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Ken Stott

    Film about a woman who moves to escape her violent husband, winner of the Dennis Potter Writers Award

    Diverse for BBC2
    Feelgood Fiction
    Talkback Thames for BBC




    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4



    Feelgood Fiction