Richard Shannon

Richard is currently writing a new play about contemporary Iran. His credits as a writer include: Sabbat (to be revived for the 400th anniversary of the execution of the Pendle witches at the Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster in 2012) and The Lady of Burma (The story of Aung San Suu Kyi).The play premiered at the Old Vic in London and went on to the Edinburgh Festival 2007, ran in London at the Riverside Studios and toured nationally. The play is published by Oberon Modern Plays and has been performed in Poland, Bangalore and Norway. It opened in Mumbai in September 2010. Richard was Associate Director (New Work) at Polka Theatre for ten years. His productions at Polka include: Shouting, Stamping, Singing Home by Lisa Evans. In 2008, Richard directed a workshop production of Monster Under the Bed by Kevin Dyer at the New Visions/New Voices festival - the Kennedy Centre, Washington.

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