Rachael graduated from Northumbria University in 2011 with a First Class degree in Drama and Scriptwriting.
Since graduating she has worked with organisations across the country including New Writing North, The Exchange, Seven Stories, Shakespeare Schools Foundation and National Youth Theatre.
In 2016, Rachael was commissioned by The Customs House to write a one-act play for their Junior Youth Theatre. Her play Yes/No was performed at The Customs House in 2017.
Her writing has been performed at Live Theatre and Northern Stage and she has worked as a Director and Assistant Director with companies including Alphabetti Theatre, ODDMANOUT, Mortal Fools and Workie Ticket Theatre Company.
Rachael’s first short film Stiff was selected for the Boston Women in Comedy Festival 2017 and the New York City Short Comedy Film Festival 2018.
She trained with School of Improv and is a regular on the Newcastle improv scene, performing often with Spontaneous Wrecks and Open Heart Theatre.
In addition, Rachael has been developing Girl Beats World, a brand new piece of theatre funded by Arts Council England which explores what it’s like for young women growing up in a social media age.
She is particularly interested in creating work that supports and champions women in comedy and encouraging women to take up space onstage and in life.
Rachael is currently working towards an MA in Drama Directing at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is due to graduate in July 2021.
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