Richard AtkinsonRICHARD 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, as well as with THEATRE BY THE LAKE in Keswick.

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 to Sheffield Crucible, Middlesborough Theatre, and Theatre Royal – Wakefield.

His most recent work as Musical Director includes the National Tour of HAIRSPRAY , and he will shortly be heading to Newcastle Theatre Royal for GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS.


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