Richard Williams - The Monster & Mary Shelley

The Monster & Mary Shelley

An atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of ‘fear’. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

The Monster and Mary Shelley was originally produced in 2018 on the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein. The Monster and Mary Shelley opened at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on April 20th before going on to tour for three weeks, throughout Scotland.

In 2019, The Occasion Theatre Co completed a further tour of this highly acclaimed production with support from Arts Council England. The production played a series of dates in England in the Autumn, from the Lake District to Winchester, and prior to this there were five Scottish performances, from Inverness in the north to Dumfries in the south.

Supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

For more information on The Monster & Mary Shelley, please click here.

All tracks written, performed, and recorded by Richard Williams

  • As well as writing and recording the music, I also toured with The Monster & Mary Shelley on both the 2018 Scottish and the 2019 UK tours. As Assistant Technician I spent many long hours setting up and taking down the set and lighting, plus I also was in charge of the live sound production for each performance (120 sound cues in just over an hour) and also performed live spoken-word vocal work during the show.

“Richard Williams’ sound design moves from brooding electronic sweeps to punky drone. All of which makes for a vivid cut-up of psychological light and shade that gets to the dark heart of the creative urge within.” – Neil Cooper, The Herald

Richard Williams - This Fire

This Fire

Working with an exciting selection of national and international artists, This Fire explores themes of isolation, communication and inevitably, mis-communication; tales of trauma, unease and joy in these strange and altered days.

The project culminated in the production of five short, digitally produced works that feature theatre, dance, movement, photography and music. All the works have the potential to be developed into full-length live performances in the future.

All the This Fire projects were developed during August, September & October 2020 with each of the short (5-10 minute) research and development films being released throughout October. To watch the This Fire films, please head to the Video Production page.

Supported by Creative Scotland and Foundation Scotland

For more information on This Fire, please click here.

All tracks written, performed, and recorded by Richard Williams

Richard Williams - The Southside Group

The Southside Group

The Southside Group project began in January 2020 as weekly live drama workshops particularly aimed at adults with learning disabilities.

The sessions took place at Queens Park Bowling Club, Glasgow and membership was steadily growing when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Workshops were sadly cancelled as lockdown began. With support from Foundation Scotland, they were able to start weekly sessions on Zoom.

The Southside Group have now produced two short films; The Peabody Chronicles and The Night Before Christmas. To view these movies, please head to the Video Production page.

Supported by Foundation Scotland and Glasgow Life.

For more information on The Southside Group, please click here.

All tracks written, performed, and recorded by Richard Williams

Richard Williams - You Are Here!

You Are Here

An exciting new family show that perfectly combines live theatre with an immersive 360˚ full dome planetarium experience. Join the hosts of Wow Tours on an out-of-this-world adventure as they attempt to put everything in its place – in our Solar System, the Universe and beyond!

Equipped only with umbrellas and a mysterious A-Z guidebook of the Galaxy, WOW Tours embark on a magical journey. With help from the audience they uncover where The Professor has gone and in doing so, discover “the most incredible, remarkable, mind-blowing thing in the universe!”

You Are Here toured in 2019, playing at planetariums in Winchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leicester and Birmingham.

Supported by Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumArts Council England, Airbus and The National Space Centre.

For more information on You Are Here, please click here.

All tracks written, performed, and recorded by Richard Williams

Richard Williams - Gracie


Gracie are myself on guitar and Sara Fawcitt on vocals. We first starting writing music together about a decade ago, and since then have played lots of shows across the south and hopefully we’ll play more in the future.

To hear more Gracie you can head here.

All tracks written and performed by Richard Williams & Sara Fawcitt

Richard Williams

Voice work

For several years I lived in Salobreña, a small town on the south coast of Spain. While I was there I got pretty involved in what was going on, and ended recording (along with my friend Helen McCormack) the English language version of the town’s audio guide.

Here are a couple of examples:

To hear the whole thing (23 episodes) please click here.
For more general information about Salobreña (in English) please click here.

Since June 2020 I’ve been recording and releasing a podcast called Don’t Ask Me, where myself and Winchester legend Oliver Gray talk about all sorts of thing.

Here’s Episode 1:

For more information on Don’t Ask Me and the other audio I’ve been putting out, please head to the Podcasting page. Thanks.