"It is often asked who will be the next Lloyd Webber. Well I hope that Richard Kates is given the financial backing, so that this talent can reach a wider audience and fill that still vacant position." Musical Stages
"I really believe that given the breaks he needs, Richard should go right to the top of the showbiz ladder." Weekly News
Award winning actor and writer Richard Kates, star of Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph, Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show and BBC TVs Orion, brings his long awaited one man show IT'S WHAT I UNDERSTAND! to London.
Alongside Andy Spiller at the piano, Richard takes his audience on a journey, performing some of the most lyrical, sharp, outrageous and witty songs to have been created for musical theatre over the past two decades, including Streisand's Got There First! and I've Never Been In A Show by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
With three critically acclaimed CDs to his name, as well as the late night theatrical revue Wicked Lips and Su Pollard's one woman show A Song, A Frock & A Tinkle (he wrote and directed both), he now steps back into the spotlight. If you like musical comedy in the 'purest' sense of the word, then this is a man and a show you will not want to miss!