To Hell with Anger Management! Three months after Malvolio from Twelfth Night vowed to be revenged on the “whole pack of them”, he relates, with a great deal of satisfaction, how skilfully he has kept his word. He now knows, better than anyone in Illyria, that he who laughs last, laughs longest. REVIEWS: OnComm Award nominated Live Screening February 2021 EDINBURGH FRINGE ★★★★★ By Rebecca Vines BROADWAY BABY 29th Aug 2021 'The Whirligig of Time – is an insight into Malvolio’s determination to be ‘revenged on the whole pack’ who have made his life a misery. Richard Curnow weaves a confident spell, drawing the sell-out audience into their little lives with a skilful luxuriation in the narrative. This classy vignette delivers humour, pathos and a wealth of linguistic winks ensuring we all leave feeling a fresh spring in our intellectual step.'
CALL ME OZ
A one-man, present-day drama telling the story of confirmed bachelor, Osric. In his youth, Osric, a stylish and sensitive courtier witnessed the slaughter of the Danish Royal family at Elsinore Castle. He's not spoken about it for over forty years, but, after a session with his therapist, embarks upon a series of media interviews triggering an unstoppable stream of revelations. REVIEWS: The King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London. August 2018 as part of the Queer Season. ★★★★★ 'A short but excellent one-man show which is funny, poignant and interesting. Highly recommended.' ★★★ 'A good energy projected on stage and he carries himself very well, with subtle changes in each scene. If you enjoy monologues and Hamlet then this is definitely one, you’ll very much enjoy!' ★★★★ 'This monologue is indeed – “A hit, a palpable hit.” ' Reviewsgate.com
Academy at King Edward, Edmonton Canada ★★★★★ 'Richard Curnow, playing Oz and all of the supporting characters in this one-man show, is absolutely delightful. He brings both wit and folly to the stage, providing a hilarious look in this follow up to one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. He dances and bounces across the stage, perfectly embodying both Oz and the crew of media personalities he encounters.' If you’re looking for something both funny and intelligent, then make sure to check out Call Me Oz." Justin Bell. Edmonton Journal. 18th August 2018
HAPPY AS LARRY
Friar Lawrence faces criticism over star-crossed lovers’ fiasco. It is a year since the tragic deaths of Romeo & Juliet and Friar Lawrence is questioning his faith whilst attempting to rebuild his life
OnComm Award nominated Live Screening February 2021 EDINBURGH FRINGE. ★★★★ By Ellie HarringtonAugust 14 2021
'Curnow’s charismatic performance as the Friar is stand-out as it is tender, tragic and comic all at once. He switches between Friar Lawrence and the characters he meets along his journey effortlessly, his renditions of the Nurse and Prince Escalus being particularly amusing.'
Richard has also written the two-hander Naming the Viewon a similar theme, which he performs with his colleague and friend, Jules Hobbs.