Rachel is a freelance theatre director creating theatre for, and with, a variety of communities and individuals. She is committed to directing and devising theatre which rouses conversation and stimulates social change. Rachel is artistic director and co-founder of Fine Comb Theatre Company.
Rachel is also an experienced applied theatre facilitator and playwright, with the ability to create bespoke workshops and experiences for diverse groups.
She has a first-class honours degree in Performing Arts from The University of Salford and an MA in Applied Theatre from The University of Manchester.
Rachel has directed for drama schools including ALRA & Arden. She has directed studio productions in such venues as Oldham Coliseum Theatre, The Lowry Theatre, Halifax Square Chapel, The Royal Exchange Theatre, 53Two and more. She recently assistant directed a main-house production of Aladdin at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
She has also created theatre with a range of communities including prisoners, hard-to-reach young people and adults, young offenders, victims of domestic violence, special needs, university students, actors, schools and more. She is also an associate lecturer at Staffordshire University, and residency supervisor at The University of Manchester.
Rachel regularly works with many fantastic companies in the North West and abroad, including The Lowry Theatre, The Royal Exchange, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Theatre in Prison and Probation, Safe Ground and many more.