About Richard

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As an experienced voice artist, actor, writer, Podcaster, broadcaster, trainer and sound designer the term Media Creative makes the perfect balloon headline.

Goon Show Trailer February 2017 YouTube play

Combining the worlds of theatre and radio, Richard has taken part in two tours of ‘The Goon Show!’ (2014 & 2017), playing characters created by his hero Peter Sellers, and a world premiere production of ‘The Lost Hancock’s: Vacant Lot’.  Recreating the heyday of British Radio comedy live on stage has become an abiding passion.

Cast photograph from 'The Goon Show!' featuring Phil Hemming, Richard A. Usher, Jimm Rennie and Robert Coletta

Cast photograph from the 2014 tour of ‘The Goon Show!’ featuring Phil Hemming, Richard A. Usher, Jimm Rennie and Robert Coletta

Goon Again… Cast and musicians from the 2017 tour of ‘The Goon Show!‘ for the Birmingham Comedy Festival and FRED Theatre, featuring Richard Usher, Mark Earby, Phil Hemming, Stephan Bessant, and producer Dave Freak.

‘Vacant Lot’ by Larry Stephens gets its word premiere as part of the ‘Funny Things’ Wolverhampton Comedy Festival in November 2017. Cast, left to right, Linda Hargreaves, Mark Earby, Richard Usher, Jimm Rennie, Janice Connolly and James Hurn

With a passion for audio and bringing scripts alive, Richard is a versatile and dependable voice-over artist.  Short films, advertising, corporate presentations, audio books and broadcasting, Richard has worked for clients across the media, including the BBC, YOPA, The Meetology LabNational Museums Liverpool, Garnet Education and many more.  Get in touch today to hire Richard for your next project!

With a background as an experienced live presenter and broadcasting professional Richard has also written, produced and presented many shows and documentaries for BBC Radio.  This strong background in broadcasting and voice-overs also make Richard an excellent choice as a media trainer.

A member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Richard pens the scripts for his comedy podcast and has contributed articles and reviews to many publications, including an introduction to the Thomas & Mercer edition of ‘The Saint Abroad’ by Leslie Charteris, published in the US as an Amazon imprint.  Richard has also written many successful radio documentaries for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tony Bennett and movie scores.

Richard interviewing Sir Kenneth Branagh during the making of his documentary on film music

Richard interviewing Sir Kenneth Branagh during the making of his documentary on film music