Working in partnership

Victor Richards
Streets Paved with Gold

V Jay Theatre Productions is supporting Reach Society's   Windrush Day Thanksgiving in the family campaign. For more information Click here  


One Man Play ​​

BUFF Awards 2017 nominated
​Spoken Word Music Video


Victor Richards Successful BHM Tour 2018

Audience Feedback from Mango Lounge Show in Birmingham 23.3.18

New Spoken Word Music Video
Remember Mama Remember Papa

Poetry Production
​I Spy through the World's Eye

Victor Richards Biography

The London-born Leicester-bred son of Barbadian parents who came to Britain in the 1950s, actor, writer, poet and storyteller Victor Richards has been perfectly positioned throughout his life to observe and commentate on the trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows of British West Indian culture for nearly seven decades.

After his experiences of being a model and choreographer, Victor attended Next Stage Adult Education Sandfield Drama College in Nottingham in the early 90s. It was through this experience that his acting and writing talents really found their wings and a hardearned break enabled him to perform his first one-man play Streets Paved with Gold at the Nottingham Playhouse. Since then, Victor has written and performed two further plays, Return to the Caribbean and Children of the First Generation, to delighted audiences in the UK and internationally as far as Japan.

His book ‘Poetry Trilogy’ published in 2008 (the year of the 60th Windrush Anniversary), based on all three plays, is a powerful historical and educational tool. Also Victor produced an unique poetry production I Spy through the World’s Eye which focuses on global issues. His drama/poetry workshop for children and adults is very unique and highly in demand. His spoken word with reggae music album Illusion – Streets Paved with Gold was released to celebrate the 70 years Windrush Anniversary 2018, the music video of the title track ‘Streets Paved with Gold’ was nominated for the British Urban Film Festival Awards 2017.  Also 2018, Victor received BEFFTA (Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards) Legend Honour Award for his long time contribution in the entertainment industry. 

Victor has been successfully touring around the country with his work throughout the year 2018 in order to celebrate Windrush 70th Anniversary
and pass the Windrush legacy on to the next generations. 


Upcoming Events 2019 ​​

Recent Past Events

2018  Windrush 70th Anniversary Tour
'Streets Paved with Gold' 'Children of the First Generation' and  Spoken Word presentation

23rd March    Mango Lounge (Birmingham)
 5th   May       Dugdale Centre (Enfield)
  8th   June       Doncaster Little Theatre (Doncaster)
 9th   June       Regent Street Cinema (London)
16th  June       Ace Dance & Music Space (Birmingham)
22nd June       Antenna (Nottingham)
23rd  June       West Indian Centre (Manchester)
24th  June       Seven Arts Centre (Leeds)
12th  July         Mango Lounge (Birmingham)
20th  July         Trinity at Bows Methodist Church (Enfield)
11th August    Manchester Caribbean Carnival
12th August    Manchester Caribbean Carnival
23rd August    Rampton Hospital (Nottinghamshire)
25th August    New Testament Church of God (Stoke on Trent)
27th Sep          Rampton Hostpital (Nottinghamshire)
6th October    Young People's Theatre (Greenwich)
12th October  WACA (Wellingborough)
13th October  Apollo Youth Club (Reading)
19th October  Brixton Community Church (London)
21st October   Railway  Social Club (Bradford)
25th October   Enfield Racial Equality Council (London)
26th October   Mandela Centre (Leeds)
27th October   Windrush Gala (Holiday Inn Central London)
3rd October     Doncaster Little Theatre 
24th November  Optivo Black History Event (Croydon)
24th November  Elders Ball & Awards Ceremony (Birmingham)
19th December   Caribbean Court Day Centre (Leicester)
27th December  Uptown Cuisine  - The Rebirth of the Griot event - (London)

Photo Gallery


CD 'Illusion - Streets Paved with Gold' (spoken word with reggae music)

Talking Book
'Poetry Trilogy' (audio CD)

Book 'Poetry Trilogy'

play 'Streets Paved with Gold

 Fashion through the Ages

For purchses, please email [email protected]

Windrush Spoken Word Music Album 'illusion' download

available from 

Victor Richards


V Jay Theatre Productions

Tel: +44 (0)7786 853232

​Email: [email protected]

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