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

RICHARD’S most recent work as a composer includes The Emperor and the Nightingale 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 the UK tours of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and HAIRSPRAY  .

Richard is currently Musical Director for SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.



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