Richard Hearn is a writer based in Brighton. Over the last few years, he has had a number of short plays, including ‘A Quarter of a Million Heartbeats’ and ‘Space and Time’ performed by Cast Iron Theatre at the Duke Box Theatre. His short play ‘King Alfred Leisure Centre Audio Guide’ had previously won a rehearsed reading at the New Venture Theatre during Brighton fringe 2012.
Further back, Richard co-wrote - and co-starred - in a comedy musical set inside a DIY store. At around this time he learnt he couldn’t sing. Or act. But could write a little.
From 2009 to 2013, he wrote over 200 'Distracted Dad' columns for Brighton’s The Latest magazine, and has also written for various magazines including The Artist, Artist and Illustrators, Prima Baby, Car Magazine and Camping Magazine, on topics as diverse as the science of immortality, the comedy of Sat Navs, and painting trees.
Recently, he had two sketches performed on Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack, both of which were about food. ‘The Missing Special’, which won Rialto’s New Writing Scratch Night in November 2016, also features food, and asks the question: “If you could replay a key moment in your life, what would you do differently?”. The Missing Special is Richard’s first full length play. You can buy tickets on The Rialto Theatre's website or on the fringe website.
Follow him on Twitter at @latestdad.