Richard is an award-winning freelance theatre director who works throughout the United Kingdom. Educated at St Andrews University, he was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Trainee Director’s bursary at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and has since been Associate Director at the Dundee Rep, Pitlochry Festival and Nottingham Playhouse theatres. He is a founder member and Director of Productions of Firebrand Theatre Company.
David Tennant and Kelly Reilly in Look Back In Anger
“The original angry young man makes a stunning return to the stage” – ***** The Times
“This magnificently tough and moving production by Richard Baron” – **** John Peter, The Sunday Times
After the CATS Award-winning success of his critically acclaimed production of Iron by Rona Munro for Firebrand Theatre Company, featuring the “world class” (The Scotsman) performance of Blythe Duff, Richard has just directed the Scottish premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, also for Firebrand (“compelling…lucid…superb” **** Guardian). He is about to direct Home and Beauty and revive his Nottingham Playhouse production of Our Man In Havana for the 2015 season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Cameron Crighton and Scarlett Mack in The Effect by Lucy Prebble
"The hugely talented Richard Baron"
John Peter, The Sunday Times
"One of the most accomplished and imaginative directors working in Britain today"