Spotlight: RICHARD KAY


RICHARD KAY by Emily Goldie
Photo: Emily Goldie
C/O Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter's Building, St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
Phone: 0113 266 4036 / 020 8694 1788
Fax: 0113 266 4036
Artist's Website:
York, England, United Kingdom
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:11st. (70kg)
Playing Age:35 - 45 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Short
Facial Hair:Beard
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Direct

About me:

Recently wrote and recorded "Togetherness" for the Badapple Theatre on Your Desktop podcast;

Stage Television Short Film Radio Corporate Workshop Commercial Writing Concert Pantomime Further Credits
2019, Stage, Co-director, The Snow Dancer, Badapple Theatre Company, Richard Kay/Kate Bramley
2019, Stage, Adrian, The Frozen Roman, Badapple Theatre Company, Kate Bramley
2018, Stage, Lester Bunny, The Hunt for the Magical Chocolatey Chick, Little Vikings, Richard Kay
2018, Stage, Various, Promenade with the Bard, York Bike Belles, Thomas Frere
2017, Stage, Billy, Bird's Nest Billy R&D, Fidget Theatre, Ruth Cooper/Andrea Heaton
2017, Stage, Director, The Elves and the Carpenter, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay
2017, Stage, Co-director, Eddie and the Gold Tops, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay/Kate Bramley
2016, Stage, Co-director, The Last Station Keeper, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay/Kate Bramley
2016, Stage, Co-director, The Thankful Village, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay/Kate Bramley
2015, Stage, Co-director, Farmer Scrooge's Christmas Carol, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay and Kate Bramley
2015, Stage, Passenger/Twaddle, The Twaddle Train, York Theatre Royal, Juliet Forster
2015, Stage, Zed, Shakespeare in his Cups, York Theatre Royal, Julian Ollive
2014, Stage, Foley/King/Ogre, Puss in Boots, TongueTied/Telling Tales/York Theatre Royal, Kyle Davies
2014, Stage, Mr. Trout, The Revenge of Mr. Trout, TongueTied Theatre, Kyle Davies
2013, Stage, Walther/Sir Martin Miller, Lady Caroline's Cargo, North Country Theatre, Nobby Dimon
2012, Stage, Various, Six O'Clock News, Emerge, Leeds Carriageworks, Daniel Bye
2005, Stage, Brodie/ Billy u/s, The Real Thing, Bath Theatre Royal, Tim Pigott-Smith
2004, Stage, Gepetto/Cat/Showman/Cricket/Donkey, Pinocchio, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Gail McIntyre
2004, Stage, Jesus, The Last Supper, Friends of York Mystery Plays, Ray Alexander
2000, Stage, Protean/Eunuch, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, York Theatre Royal, Damian Cruden
2016, Television, Jared, Emmerdale, Yorkshire Television, Simon Ferguson
2009, Television, Simon Waters, Emmerdale, Yorkshire Television, Tim O'Mara
2008, Television, PC Harvey, Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures, Nicky Higgens
2005, Television, PC Dennis Murphy, The Marchioness Disaster, Yorkshire, Ken Horne
Short Film
2016, Short Film, Turret Officer, Battle of Jutland feature for HMS Caroline Experience, Ay-pe Productions, Richard Playford
2006, Short Film, Storyteller, Toast, Screen Yorkshire, Mike Ritchie
2020, Radio, Barry Thrush, Togetherness, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay
2004, Radio, Reader, Voyages, BBC Radio 4, Andy Cartwright
2014, Corporate, Ian, Retail Strategy Director, InSite, CACI videos, The Production Zone, David Felber
2014, Corporate, Patient 3, Tackling Cancer Pain, Leeds Media Services, David Felber
2011, Corporate, Corporate Event Host/Compere, Boots Fragrance and EB conferences, Immedia, David Clare
2009, Workshop, Romeo/Capulet/Ferdinand/various, Shakespeare Workshops (Romeo and Juliet & The Tempest), West Yorkshire Playhouse, Daniel Bye
2020, Commercial, Dad, SBB Swiss Railway commercial, Shining Pictures, Felipe Ascacibar
2019, Commercial, Dad, Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning Commercial, Alpha Century, Lawrence Page
2018, Commercial, Dad, Motorpoint TVC, Equinox, Phil Hawkins
2018, Commercial, Dad, Bensons for Beds Sleep Pro, VCCP Kin, Matt Carter
2016, Commercial, Bike Shop Customer, Go Outdoors - Go There Cycling, Chief Productions, Chris Mudge
2019, Writing, Writer, Mistaken Identity - Radio Play, Script Yorkshire, Stefan Escreet
2019, Writing, Writer/Director, Snow White and the Babes in the Wood, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay
2018, Writing, Writer/Director, Suffer Age, Badapple Theatre, Richard Kay
2015, Writing, Writer/Director, The Crowbot Show, York Maze, Richard Kay
2014, Writing, Playwright, Good Grief, Script Yorkshire - The Envelope Project, Ruby Clarke
2018, Concert, Writer/Director/MD/Performer, Christmas Traditions, York Philharmonic Male Voice Chhoir, Richard Kay
2013, Concert, Vocalist, Like Father Like Son, Graham and Richard Kay, Richard Kay
2018, Pantomime, Dame, Crow White, York Maze, Richard Kay
2018, Pantomime, Maizie (Dame), Maizie and Willy's Get Lost Show (Summer Panto), York Maze, Richard Kay
2017, Pantomime, Dame Abbyfabbydabbydoodah, Sweetie and the Beast, York Maze, Richard Kay
2016, Pantomime, Tracy (Dame), Sleeping Sweetie, York Maze, Richard Kay
2015, Pantomime, Karen McClaren, The Baron and the Cornstalk, York Maze, Richard Kay
2007, Pantomime, Dick Whittington, Dick Whittington, Nottingham Playhouse, Kenneth Alan Taylor
2006, Pantomime, Buttons, Cinderella, Nottingham Playhouse, Kenneth Alan Taylor
2003, Pantomime, Wimpy, Mother Goose's Silver Jubilee, York Theatre Royal, Damian Cruden/Berwick Kaler
2002, Pantomime, File, Babbies In The Woods, York Theatre Royal, Damian Cruden/Berwick Kaler
2014, Pantomime, Simple Simon, The Phantom of the Cropera, York Maze, Richard Kay
Further Credits
2019, Still Photography, Dad, Vaillant photoshoot, Morgan Lockyer, Kate Abbey
2019, Site Specific, John, A Voyage Through Space and Time, York Greenways, Richard Kay
2016, Site Specific, Host, Path to Paradise, North Country Theatre, Nobby Dimon
2012, Event, Storyteller/Compere, Galtres Festival, Telling Arts, Richard Kay
2012, Interactive Video, Henry Rowntree, Chocolate, York's Sweet Story, Centre Screen, Steve Bookbinder
2010, Event, Undertaker, An Audience with the Undertakers - York Maze Hallowscream, York Maze, Richard Kay, Julian Kay


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, French, Lancashire, London, Northern, RP*, Yorkshire*
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Choral Singing*, Classical Singing*, Conducting, Contemporary Dance, Drums-Djembe, Harmonica, Jazz Singing, Melodeon, Piano, Rock Singing, Tenor Baritone*
Performance:Comedy, Compere, Corporate Roleplay, Forum Theatre, Interactive Performance, Musical Comedy, Presenting, Radio Presenting, Recording Artist, Story Telling
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Football, Pool, Running, Running-Marathon Distance, Snowboarding, Squash
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Choir Conductor, DBS (CRB) clearance, Drama Workshop Leader, Juggling, Magician, Stilt Walking, Story Telling, Writer
Vocal Range:G2 to C5 (belt to G4)


2:1 BA Hons in Drama and Theatre Arts from The University of Birmingham