Old Merrythought played by Paul Rider
The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014)
Written by: Francis Beaumont
Paul trained at Bretton Hall College. Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes: The Duchess of Malfi, Henry V, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Love’s Labour’s Lost, We the People, Coriolanus and Under the Black Flag. Other theatre includes: Hairspray (2013 UK tour); Chekhov in Hell (Plymouth Theatre Royal & Soho Theatre); Merchant of Venice (Derby Theatre); Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith); Chicago (CambridgeTheatre); Dying for It (Almeida); Women Beware Women (RSC); Singer (Tricycle); Americans (Arcola); Arsenic and Old Lace (Strand); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Albery); The Changing Room (Royal Court at Duke of York’s); Teechers, Bouncers (Arts Theatre); Hamlet, King Lear, Edward II (Compass Theatre); The Rivals (Derby Playhouse); She Stoops to Conquer (Bristol Old Vic); Richard II and East (Oldham Coliseum). Film includes: A Cock and Bull Story, Honest and Topsy Turvy. Television includes: Doctors, Doc Martin, Horizon – Einstein, French and Saunders, My Family, Victoria Wood With All the Trimmings, Dinnerladies, Murder Most Horrid, Eastenders, The Bare Necessities, The Bill, City Central, Broker’s Man, The Ritz and Whose Line is it Anyway? Radio includes: over 60 plays for the BBC Radio Drama Company.