Richard Cameron

Playwright and writer for television
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Biography

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.

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Theatre

Writer

 

Adaptation of Jonathan Coe's novel in development with Birmingham Rep

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
 
 

New play in development with Cast, Doncaster

Cast Doncaster
 
Director Stefan Escreet
 

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
Starring
  • Mike Burns
  • Lorraine Chase
  •  

    Play about a pair of mediums

    Dome at George Street, Edinburgh
     
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • Eddie Burton
  • Billy Geraghty
  • Heather-Jay Jones
  • Patrick Pearson
  •  

    Biomusical about Jerry Lee Lewis

    Cambridge Theatre
     
    Director Simon Usher
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • Kelly Hunter
  • Neal Swettenham
  •  

    Drama about a young woman with multiple personality disorder

    The Bush Theatre
     
    Director Simon Usher
    Starring
  • 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
     

    Director

    Producer Craven Image Theatre
    Writer Richard Bickley
    Starring
  • Louise Templeton
  •  

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

    Gilded Balloon
     

    TV

    Writer

    Producer Brian True-May
    Director Richard Holthouse
    Starring
  • John Hopkins
  • Laura Howard
  • Barry Jackson
  • John Nettles
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    Episode of the long running detective drama

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

    Adaptation of Berlie Doherty's novel about teenage preganancy

    BBC
     
    Stone Scissors Paper
    Dennis Potter Award
    1 x 90'
    Director Stephen Whittaker
    Starring
  • 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
     
     
    Meridian
     
     
    Feelgood Fiction
     
     
    Talkback Thames for BBC
     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Film

    Writer

     
    Feelgood Fiction