Richard Hurst

Richard Hurst

Richard Hurst is a British writer and director of comedy, theatre and television. His most successful piece, which he co-wrote with Chas. Early and directed, was "". The play suggests what would happen if Bill Hicks returned to Earth for one final show. The show toured extensively in the UK, including four West End runs, and also appeared in Eire, Belgium and Australia.

Born in Surrey, he attended Boston Grammar School and Oakham School before studying at Oxford, and training as a director at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Royal National Theatre Studio. He was a founding member of the sketch group The Four Horsemen, whose series "This Is Pop!" was broadcast on BBC Choice. His Edinburgh work has included work with Pegabovine and Girl and Dean, "Moon The Loon" (a play about Keith Moon), the sell-out children's shows "Potted Potter", "Potted Pirates", which he co-wrote, and "Silly Billy Bum Breath". He has also worked extensively with Miranda Hart as a writer, director and script editor.

He has been involved in the National Student Drama Festival in various capacities, since winning the Sunday Times’ Harold Hobson Student Drama Critic Award in 1994 and the RSC Buzz Goodbody Award in 1995.

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