Richard has just completed a run as Gaev in Phil Wilmott’s production of
The Cherry Orchard at the Union Theatre in Southwark, London.
"Richard Gibson, as Gaev, most credibly embodies
character, time and place, both physically and verbally,
touchingly capturing the billiard-obsessive’s deluded
eccentricity, and his tragicomic blend of fantasy and fatalism."
– British Theatre Guide
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He recently recorded the Dr Who audio play Warlock’s Cross for Big Finish Productions, starring Sylvester McCoy, Tracey Childs, Genevieve Gaunt and Blake Harrison.
These come hard on the heels of his performance as Baron Hardup in Duncan Reeves’ highly successful production of Cinderella at the Lighthouse Poole – written and directed by Peter Duncan, with musical direction by Darren Reeves.
“Baron Hardup is a character that I have never really enjoyed before, as he can
be a little too bland. Not the case here – watching Richard Gibson cartwheel and
bounce around the stage is a delight and his comedic timing is very much on point.”
– Vent Spleen
At last summer’s Stafford Shakespeare Festival, he played Gonzalo in Clare Prenton’s award winning and critically acclaimed The Tempest.
“Richard Gibson breathed new life into the bumbling Gonzalo, and allowed
the character to come to the fore more than in other versions that I’ve seen.”
– Break A Leg
Prior to that, he appeared in Alan Bennett's Untold Stories at the Watermill Theatre, directed by Tom Attenborough. In this double bill, his violin skills were put to good use in the sublime string quartet composed by George Fenton to accompany the monologue Hymn, and he also played the part of Dad in Cocktail Sticks.
“Bennett’s superb writing is beautifully conveyed by a very accomplished cast.
Roger Ringrose IS Bennett. His performance is so convincing that he achieves
the impossible, and we have Alan Bennett in the room. He is more than ably
supported by Richard Gibson as his Dad and Lucy Tregear as Mam,
interpreting Bennett’s affectionate descriptions to perfection.”
– The Reviews Hub
In 2017, immediately following a season as Soskin in David Pinski's Treasure at the Finborough Theatre, Richard played Geoffrey in Stepping Out at the Mill at Sonning.
Richard and Vicki Michelle were recent winners of the BBC1 quiz show Pointless Celebrities. Richard's charity donation went to the wildlife charity EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) www.eia-international.org