RICHARD ATKINSON is a freelance Composer, Musical Director, and Pianist, working primarily in the field of theatre.

He has a long association with the work of Writer / Director CHRIS MONKS.

RICHARD’S most recent work as a composer includes The Emperor and the NightingaleThe Rivals, and THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE at Theatre by the lake in Keswick, and COX & BOX – MRS BOUNCER’S LEGACY – a version of COX & BOX by Arthur Sullivan, with a new Act 2, written together with CHRIS MONKS, seen at the STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE, Scarborough, and on tour.

His most recent work as Musical Director includes GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, and the National Tour of HAIRSPRAY  .

Richard is currently Musical Director for the UK tour of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT.



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