|Richard Tulloch grew up in Melbourne, where he studied law and education and worked as a taxi driver, radio announcer and theatre director. He travelled to Europe where he worked for two years as a musician, car washer and busker, and started writing plays.
He returned to Australia to be an actor, director and writer in Perth, before moving to Sydney where he has now lived for over 20 years.
He is a full-time writer of plays, books and television for young audiences and is one of Australia’s most sought-after storytellers, performing in schools, theatres and festivals around the world.
His plays include Year 9 Are Animals and Body and Soul, and stage adaptions of Midnite; Hating Alison Ashley; Space Demons; and Paul Jennings’ stories in Unbeatable!
His screenwriting, which includes (at last count) 146 episodes of the weird and wonderful Bananas in Pyjamas as well as Petals; The Magic Mountain; and Fern Gully II: The Magical Rescue, has reached an audience (gasp!) hundreds of millions.
He lives in Sydney with his wife Agnes and has two grown-up children, Telma and Bram.