About me

I trained as a playwright at The University of Portsmouth and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I went on to co-found Frequency Theatre, an audio theatre company which created short plays from writers across the world. Since 2013 I have been playwright in residence of Lakeside Theatre in my home town of Colchester.

My first full stage production, The Girl and The Moon, opened at the Courtyard Theatre in January 2018. Other works include a radio short for Menagerie Theatre and BBC East and two pieces have featured in Pulse Festival.

In 2016 I was commissioned by Essex County Council to create Surprise, a site-specific theatre performance which would encourage perpetrators of domestic abuse to seek help. I continued to write about the subject and in 2018 wrote Hold, a full length play sharing the experience of controlling and coercive behaviour in a male gay relationship.  A 2020 national tour is currently in development with The Salon Collective.

@richchilver

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