ABOUT

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

Hi there!

 

I am a writer and performer for Theatre, Film and TV based 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 playful multi-media techniques. I then completed an MA in Acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for where I am now a guest-lecturer and creative tutor at Mountview on the importance of creating your own work. I trained as a writer on courses at Theatre 503, The Arcola and The Criterion Theatre’s New Writing Group 2019 & Development Groups.

I am the founder of Scatterjam, often working closely with a team of associate artists to create female-led, darkly comic, work that is socially and politically engaged whilst being physically and structurally explorative.

My debut play, LIPPY, had several short runs before being nominated for Best Newcomer at Brighton Fringe 2018. Following this, I was selected to have short plays produced at The Bunker Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503 and The Criterion.

My next play, WHEN IT HAPPENS, ran at the Tristan Bates Theatre and was OFFIE-nominated for 'Best Play in a Short Run'.

I was then commissioned by Small Truth Theatre for The Kensington Karavan, for which she wrote and performed the short play, AMMONITE.

My play PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO SHARE received short runs at The Tristan Bates Theatre, Theatre 503 and a full run at The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe 2022. It was one of four finalists for the prestigious Popcorn Writing Award 2021, being awarded Special Mention, and is published with Methuen Drama.

The screenplay for PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO SHARE was a finalist for Filmmarket Hub’s Pilot Screenwriting Competition 2021, was long-listed for BBC Drama Room, was in the top 50 scripts for BBC Writers' Academy.

 

My latest play, DOXXX, was in the top 12% BBC Open Call 2022. 

In 2022, I completed a course in Filmmaking at MET Film School, writing and directing my first short film, STALEMATE.

 

I am represented as a writer by Eva Robinson at SayleScreen and am currently developing several ideas for TV and  Film.