Richard Brownlie-Marshall
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Richard Brownlie-Marshall has designed for a wide range of companies and people, including commissions for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Zizzi and Candy Kittens. Under his self-titled design brand, which was launched in 2011, he continues to produce exciting products for all areas of life. He is currently the Head of Creative at London's healthier eating chain, Tossed. His role is very hands-on within the company; designing store interiors, marketing campaigns and packaging.

Referred to as a modern day Renaissance man, Richard, also takes a keen interest in performance on many different levels. Key successes include performing on London's Westend, producing and acting in two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows and appearing in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

To find out more, please visit: www.playrich.co.uk

Entries by Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Sikes & Nancy - Dickens with a Difference

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2014 | (13:28)

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This festive season, Trafalgar Studios is offering up an alternative look at the work of Charles Dickens, in the form of 'Dickens with a Difference.' The double-bill incorporates the London premieres of Miss Havisham's Expectations and Sikes & Nancy. The latter...

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'Urinetown' Delivers Toilet Humour

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (22:22)

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At the beginning of Urinetown, you are told that this isn't your typical musical, and they're not kidding. After a three year run on Broadway, this unconventional toilet-based musical has arrived at the Apollo theatre; bringing it's host of odd characters...

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'Memphis' Lives in the West End

(0) Comments | Posted 26 October 2014 | (22:42)

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Powerhouse performances, sensational songs and dancing that'll blow you socks off - Memphis knows how to make an entrance on London's West End. After months of anticipation, the Tony award-wining musical has landed at The Shaftesbury Theatre and raised the heat...

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'Damn Yankees' Hit it Out of the Park

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (00:23)

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If you go down to Clapham North today, you're sure of a big surprise: in the form of multi Tony award winning musical, Damn Yankees. A show packed full of certifiable Broadway classics including "Whatever Lola Wants", "Heart" and "Six Months...

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Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2014 | (21:54)

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Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.

The story begins with the character of Richard (Richard Marsh) being confronted by his estranged father, Len (Jerome Wright), while visiting his dying mothers...

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Dessa Rose Enchants London's West End

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2014 | (16:39)

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Dessa Rose is set in America's Deep South through the 1840s, telling the story of two young women who are on very different paths, that ultimately cross. Dessa Rose (Cynthia Erivo) is a resilient 16-year-old slave and Ruth (Cassidy Janson) is...

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Tea Time Is Bubbling Up in London

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2014 | (10:34)

Biju Bubble Tea has landed on Old Compton Street, in London's Soho, and it looks to be brewing up something new for the area. I headed down to the store to meet the entrepreneur behind the brand, Nick Phan, and learn a bit more about what's behind the...

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London's West End LIVE

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2014 | (12:48)

The city of London has a lot to celebrate, but without doubt one of its biggest assets are the West End stages that inhabit it. On June 21st-22nd 2014, performers swapped the spotlight for the sunlight, and took to the stage in front of thousands for the amazing West End LIVE.

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The annual event is completely free to visit and has performances from almost every show currently on the West End, as well as a few sneak peaks of what's coming soon. In the absolutely stunning setting of Trafalgar Square, it's a great way to experience theatre for the whole family, and plenty of stalls to keep everyone suitably entertained. This year sees this event turn the ripe old age of 10, and seems to grow bigger and better every year, having to move from it's first home of Leicester Square because their were just too many people.

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As I approached West End LIVE 2014, I could hear the stunning harmonies of "Who Loves You" coming from the Jersey Boys, filling the London air with a great atmosphere and excitement. With the sun in the sky, Trafalgar Square was bustling with crowds singing and dancing along. Mamma Mia was a particular favourite and certainly brought the energy with their strong troop of dancers. For The Bodyguard, Alexandra Burke, seemed very at home on the stage and gave us a taste of her Rachel Marron. The concert atmosphere really lends itself these shows as it lets the music play for everyone to enjoy, and showcases the wide range of talent that is on the West End today.

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Regent Park Open Air Theatre gave a sneak peak at their upcoming Porgy & Bess, with unmistakable tunes from the George & Ira Gershwin. One of the stand out performances of the day came from Cedric Neal with "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York", which brought the house down, or whatever the open-air equivalent is. Serving up some serious vocals along with the rest of the cast, this was a great introduction to their July 2014 run.

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This year West End LIVE also returned to Leicester Square at the West End LIVE Spiegeltent, which contained an array of costumes, scripts and sets from shows such as Wicked and Matilda. It is a real rarity to see items like these up-close, and they even offered up the chance to try on some of the costumes yourself. Throughout the weekend, they had a schedule of talks from directors and actors alike, which was wonderful in such an intimate setting and offered a real insight into London's West End.

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I left West End LIVE with a solid list of shows I would like to see, along with a few I'd like to see for a second and third time as well. With the wonderful weather and brilliant performances, it's a really special event and I look forward to returning again next year.

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The Shoe Tattoo

(0) Comments | Posted 8 June 2014 | (18:20)

I've sometimes toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but there's something about the permanency and probably the pain that stops me entering through those parlour doors. However, I recently came across Oliver Sweeney offering the option of getting a tattoo on their shoes, and this instantly seemed like...

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Regent Street: The Menswear Edit

(0) Comments | Posted 5 June 2014 | (12:51)

One of my favourite shopping destinations, paired with one of my favourite events of the year: Regent Tweet 2014. The annual event sees bloggers from across the globe take to one of London's most famous shopping streets and make it their playground for one day only. From fashion to food,...

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The Pajama Game Steams Up The West End

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2014 | (21:31)

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For a 20 week limited run, The Pajama Game moves into London's West End, and boy is it a welcome visitor. With theatreland have a tricky time, and new shows not fairing so well, it's time to send in a classic to reignite...

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Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2014 | (13:55)

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small...

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Finding the SAMA Style

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2014 | (21:26)

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SAMA Asian Kitchen first opened its doors in November 2013, landing right in the heart of Wimbledon's high street. The Southeast Asian eatery didn't have a name when I began work on the project, so I guess you could say I was working...

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The Torchlight Procession - Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 31 December 2013 | (01:07)

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I am a born and bred Edinburger, so I've celebrated many a New Year by taking to the streets of Edinburgh for their legendary Hogmanay celebrations. This year I decided to visit the event that takes place the night before, the...

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Easy Italian Cooking: Cherry Tiramisu

(0) Comments | Posted 12 October 2013 | (20:47)

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Italian cooking is my favourite type of food, pizza and pasta, but tiramisu is not something that normally sends me salivating over the dessert menu. However as part of my easy Italian cooking, I did get very attracted to Gino D'Acampo's take...

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Easy Italian Cooking: Spicy Tomato & Salmon Rigatoni

(0) Comments | Posted 12 October 2013 | (19:32)

I would say that I'm one of those people who enjoys cooking, but has never really found the knack of following recipes. Perhaps it's the designer in me, but when I'm left alone in the kitchen, I always have the urge to get creative and result in a recipe far...

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The Light Princess Soars Into The National Theatre

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2013 | (12:36)

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When taking the dreaded march through the London underground system, my eyes had often set upon the stunning image used to promote The Light Princess at the National Theatre. I hadn't heard of the fairytale before, but I knew with...

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Gino D'Acampo Spills The Beans

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2013 | (20:15)

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In my role as an Easy Team ambassador for Zanussi, I recently got the chance to meet up with the team's Captain, Gino D'Acampo, in Newcastle's Fenwick. I was taken up to the store's personal shopping suite...

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Entertaining With Ease

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2013 | (01:01)

Hosting a great dinner party doesn't always have to mean hours of work in the kitchen and spending your night in there too. As a member of Zanussi's Easy Team, I've created my top tips, sure to have you serving up your perfect party, with no stress on...

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Making Your Kitchen Work for You

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (23:12)

In many homes, the kitchen is probably one of the most used rooms. Whether a quick bowl of cereal in the morning, a family dinner in the evening or the epicenter of a party at night, it certainly gets seen. However, for some, their kitchen might feel too small or...

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