ABOUT

3885-Rachel-Causer-Drummond-©Michael-Wha

 

Originally from Cornwall, I am a writer and performer for Theatre, Film and TV currently living in London. After completing a BA in English and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, I went on to study for an MA in Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London where I developed a love of creating bold and challenging theatre, often using live-art and multi-media techniques. I then completed an MA in Acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for which I achieved a Distinction grade. I am now a guest-lecturer and creative tutor at Mountview on the importance of creating your own work.

 

Since then, I have been working as a performer in fringe theatre, often creating and performing in my own work. I have also been successful in my work solely as a writer, having had work staged at theatres such as Theatre N16, Tristan Bates Theatre, Theatre 503, The Bunker, Southwark Playhouse and The Criterion Theatre. My first play, Lippy, was one of three shows shortlisted for Best Newcomer at Brighton Fringe 2018 and my play When It Happens was recently nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Play in a Short Run. My most recent play Please, Feel Free to Share has now been programmed for a full run at the Pleasance CourtyardEdinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 (postponed from 2020), following a successful London scratch run

 

I was recently commissioned as a writer by Small Truth Theatre for their ACE supported venue The Kensington Karavan, am an associate writer with Flux Theatre as a part of their FLUX GYM and I am a member of The Criterion Theatre's New Writing group 2019, also having recently completed the short course, Writing Narratives within Mixed Reality (VR/AR/AI). 

I am represented as a writer by Eva Robinson at SayleScreen and am currently developing several ideas for TV and  Film. I was recently long-listed for BBC Drama Room 2020 and was in the top 50 scripts for BBC Writers' Academy 2020.  She is currently a semi-finalist (one of six) for the Filmarket Screenwriting Pilot Competition 2021 with her screenplay for Please, Feel Free To Share - further results pending.