My play Trace will have a rehearsed reading at The Tristan Bates Theatre on the 21st December 2017 at 9pm as part of their festival of new writing The 12 days of Christmas. Booking info soon. It will be directed by Alice Fitzgerald and cast includes Louisa Connolly -Burnham, Elina  Saleh, Stephen Tiller, Charlie Buckland, Nicholas Fretwell and Sara Pelosi.




‘Even the stars in the sky after trillions of years have to evaporate to make way for new ones. I’ve decided not to be bitter.’ 




My third play Four O’clock flowers was selected to be part of Scriptspace at The Space Arts centre in August 2017 and was presented as a rehearsed reading. It deals with the aftermath of a serous violent crime in London and the two mother’s that are left behind to find a place to heal and grieve. This is hoping to be developed further in early 2018.

But you still get to see him. Hear his voice. That’s the difference. You will get him back eventually. I don’t get to hold mine. I don’t get that hope



In July 2017My play Fire blight was recently part of Arcola theatre’s PlayWrought#5 festival of rehearsed readings. It had a great response and is now in the process of a re-draft. It was directed by ALice Fitzgerald and the cast included Chante Faucher, Mckell David, Sara Pelosi and Andrew Neil.

‘If you don’t let anyone in then you will break, good and proper. No one likes seeing what’s there, inside. We’re pretty ugly fuckers, humans. But when times are like this, we have to look out for each other. We have to’


Photo and design by Graham Saville








In October 2016 I co – created, produced with the Pleasance Theatre and starred in my one woman show Can you hear me running?  which opened at the Pleasance Theatre London ran for three weeks and had a great  response and 4 and 5 star reviews. This was generously funded by Arts Council England.



Can You Hear Me Running? is beautifully written by Harper and lovingly performed by Breckon Richards. She keeps it real throughout, she has an extraordinary capacity to draw the audience in and gets us to share the downs and the ups, the flat and the bumpy and, of course, the music and the silence of her highly personal experience. And having had to put her body, involuntarily, on the line, Loo bares her soul so that we can all take a little piece of it away with us and either count our blessings or be encouraged to stand up to our privations. Peter yates London Theatre 1.


5 Star Rating

You can read more about the project on our website below and how the show was created and follow us on facebook and twitter.

Can You Hear Me Running – Website 

Can You Hear Me Running – Facebook page

@canyouhearmerun :     twitter



The production was generously supported by Arts Council England.

arts council logo





2 thoughts on “Writing

  1. Zibby

    Absolutely Brilliant. Just watched your clip, I loved it, an amazing teaser for a full length show. Great collaboration. Love the writing and so well performed. Congrats on your funding. So proud of you. Thank you for doing it, you are an inspiration. Xx

    1. LBRichards Post author

      Thanks so much Zib. It is a project that has come from a great collaboration and the process has been so creative and not paid up until now. Brilliant to have recognition for it and the space to explore. Your support means a lot. It was such a small seed and grows by the day xxx


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *