Richard J. Hand

Richard J. Hand

Richard J. Hand is Professor of Media Practice at the University of East Anglia (UK). He is the author of numerous studies of popular horror culture including two books on horror radio drama and is the co-author (with Michael Wilson) of three books on Grand-Guignol horror theatre. He has written and directed numerous radio and stage plays, including commissioned works for the Abertoir Horror Festival and (with Geraint D’Arcy) a recreation of the Victorian stage illusion ‘Pepper’s Ghost’ in the original venue in London where the illusion was first presented in 1862. For several years, he produced the annual public Halloween performance for Cardiff city council. He is artistic advisor for Molotov Theatre Group and his media appearances include Heston Blumenthal’s Great British Food and the special edition DVD of Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd.

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