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


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Richard has just directed a CATS Award winning production of Iron starring Blythe Duff on a sell-out tour for Firebrand Theatre Company (“Simply heart-stopping…director Richard Baron excels himself” **** The Scotsman).  Other recent shows include a UK tour of his Nottingham Playhouse production of Our Man In Havana (**** The Guardian) and a “stunning…brilliant…glamorous…lucid and compelling” Lady Windermere’s Fan ( **** The Scotsman, **** The Times) for the 2013 season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Privates On Parade
brave, skilful and beautifully performed” – **** Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

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