Richard Carroll is a director, writer and producer based in Sydney.
Richard directed an acclaimed production of CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co in 2017 starring Virginia Gay, which is touring to six cities in 2018 including a mainstage season at Belvoir. Richard won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production of an Independent Musical and was nominated for Best Director of a Musical for CALAMITY JANE.
His production of SIDE SHOW was nominated for multiple awards, including three Sydney Theatre Awards. Richard is co-creator and director of THE SHOW GOES ON starring Bernadette Robinson which had its premiere at Sydney Opera House and toured to Arts Centre Melbourne.
Richard’s cabaret work includes: EVERYBODY LOVES LUCY (co-writer); DAHLESQUE (co-writer); ¡HISPANIC ATTACK! (writer/director, national tour); DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK (co-writer/director, Hayes/Adelaide Cabaret Festival); JULIE MADLY DEEPLY (co-creator; Australian, Canadian, UK national tours and West End season); and opening night variety gala concerts (director/writer) for Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Art House.
Associate and assistant directing work includes: VIOLET (winner of three Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Independent Musical) and HIGH SOCIETY, both at the Hayes Theatre Co.
Richard’s producing work includes: DARLINGHURST NIGHTS and HIGH SOCIETY (Hayes Theatre Co); SIDE SHOW and CALAMITY JANE (One-Eyed Man Productions); MIRACLE CITY and SWEET CHARITY (Luckiest Productions). Richard co-wrote and was associate producer of the documentary DAVID CAMPBELL ON BROADWAY.
In 2018, Richard directs GYPSY at Hayes Theatre Co, starring Blazey Best; an Australian tour of CALAMITY JANE; the Melbourne season of THE SHOW GOES ON; and co-directs AN ACT OF GOD for Darlinghurst Theatre Company starring Mitchell Butel.