It is with great sadness that we have learned our fellow thespian and musician by night and QC by day, Richard de Lacy passed away on Monday, July 24th. Richard was a big supporter of CDS, joining after attending the very first "Cocktails and Cabaret" show in 2012. Richard became active when he played with Chuck and Barrie as part of the orchestra for "Jekyll and Hyde" and again for "Rent". He joined the cast of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in 2016 as Jacob and the memorable Potiphar. He again joined the cast of "Yes Minister" as Sir Arnold and the french ambassador.
Richard contributed this for his bio in "Yes Minister":
"Richard’s stage career ranges from "Chips with Everthing "by Wesker (Hull 1969) to "Turandot "by Puccini and "Macbeth" by Verdi (Orange, France 1979 and 1981). Thereafter he devoted himself to becoming a better barrister. This cactus was recently caused to reflower by Cayman Drama Society (Jekyll & Hyde, Rent, Joseph). He is delighted to have been invited to play himself as the Cabinet Secretary. "
He will be greatly missed by not only the CDS family, but also by the Cayman National Orchestra where he was an active member. Besides a thriving law practice, Richard was also the Deputy Chair of the Conditional Release Board among other roles where he contributed his time and immense expertise.