Facts, figures and fun from Richard's singular life
2001 - 2018
Richard was a Cruise Director for the majority of his career. He kept his songwriting up throughout this time by writing, recording and performing his 'Song of the cruise'. He reworked a famous song each time adding lyrics and jokes from the cruise's itineraries.
These, though formerly available through this website, can still be purchased for most cruises on request through the contact page.
Richard was involved in a legal action brought by representatives of Kander and Ebb. A production of his musical 'Curtains' was targetted for the action by solicitors who disputed the name. Richard's 'Curtains' was written in 1996 and performed in 2000 by Woodhouse Operatic Society. Kander and Ebb's premiered in 2006. For an out of court settlement Richard agreed to change the name of 'Curtains' to 'Good Grief'.