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Richard Curnow

Bard Heads

Richard Curnow trained as a special needs teacher and taught for 6 years in a Rudolf Steiner school before heading to Drama School. Since then work in the theatre includes playing parts as varied as the Wicked Queen in Snow White to the ill-fated King in Edward II to the eponymous Tailor of Gloucester. Richard has also appeared in over 25 radio plays including episodes of ‘The Archers’ and ‘Home Front’ for BBC Radio 4. He is hugely experienced in Theatre in Education having worked with The English Shakespeare Company, Courtyard Theatre Hereford, Lynx T.I.E. Shakespeare Unlimited, Gazebo TIE Company and The Young Shakespeare Company where favourite roles included Malvolio and Polonius. In 2007 he co-founded FINDING THE WILL working mainly in primary and special schools. He has written and performs in three of the ’Bard Heads’ monologues and has toured these nationally in the UK for the Rural Touring Network; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham; Pound Arts, Corsham; Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, The Bear Pit, Stratford on Avon, many studio theatres and internationally the Edmonton Fringe, Canada. Most recently he has written and performed in ‘Naming The View’ exploring the powerful and relevant theme of Coercive Control.

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