Richard Lindesay

Richard Lindesay

Always Been a Player

TikTok musical comedy sensation and UK Musical Comedy Awards finalist, Richard Lindesay, brings you his musical comedy show, Always Been a Player.

In a format reminiscent of Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Richard shows you how he went from being a shy and unpopular kid to being the coolest recorder and flute player in the land.

Join Richard for this fun night of variety which includes a mixture of stand-up comedy, Richard’s original songs, fun audience interaction, and guest characters who all look suspiciously like Richard.

The show is family friendly, and enjoyable for children and adults alike.


A musical comedian whose act is a unique and surprising mixture of recorders and flutes, original songs, clown-like physical comedy, and sharp one-liner jokes – Richard Lindesay‘s performances are praised by audiences as being inclusive, inoffensive and joyous.

The New Zealand-born comedian started out performing stand-up in Australia, where he made the finals of the 2013 Quest for The Best comedy competition before moving to the UK. After many years honing his craft in comedy clubs and festivals throughout the UK and mainland Europe, in 2020 Richard was selected for the UK Musical Comedy Awards, which discovers the best musical comedians each year from hundreds of participants. Making a huge impact during the heats of the competition, he was put straight through to the Grand Final. Richard was ultimately unable to perform in the finals due to COVID implications but was tipped by judges as a favourite to win.

In June 2023 Richard broke out on social media, with his first hit song Recorder in the Corner amassing over one million streams within a month on Spotify and other streaming services. In September he was highlighted by YouTube as a Creator On The Rise and featured on the platform’s ‘Home’, ‘Explore’ and ‘Trending’ pages. His songs have been used on TikTok by the Paralympics and USA Major League Baseball.

Richard has produced and performed live shows in Australia, Europe and New Zealand including his one-man musical comedy theatre show Always Been a Player, competitive joke writing show the International Joke Off and Fools Suffering Gladly.

Proving his staying power with high engagement on his clips and weekly live sessions on TikTok, Richard continues to build a worldwide following of over 600,000 across TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

"Richard will leave you holding your jaw and grabbing at your gut." Tickles & Tarts (UK)




Sat 11 May 2024
Sun 12 May 2024


Brisbane Powerhouse


*$7.20 transaction fee applies to all ticket purchases


60 minutes


Suitable for ages All Ages

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