Rachel is represented by Eva Robinson at SayleScreen and has completed
Playwriting Foundations - The Arcola Theatre (Led by Nic Connaughton)
Re-drafting Workshop - Theatre 503 (Led by Steve Harper and Lauretta Barrow)
Writing Narratives within Mixed Reality (VR/AR/AI) - The Criterion Theatre (Led by Lou Doye and Greg Mosse)
Broken Silence Theatre - Playwrights Hive 2021 (Led by Tim Cook)
Rachel is also a member of the Criterion New Writing Group 2019 and is an associate writer with Flux Theatre.
She is currently developing a number of ideas across Theatre, Film & TV.
PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO SHARE
A one-woman show about lies, love and loss.
Drink. Post. Like. Repeat. Alex Dawson is on fire: corporate success, night owl, party animal. Her social media boasts members-only rooftops, inexplicably sunny days, and a never-ending boomerang of glossy women clinking glasses.
Drink. Post. Like. Repeat.
Out of the blue, her father dies.
Reluctantly, she joins a bereavement support group. She shares a little. Then she lies a lot. It feels fantastic: like the ‘likes’, but in real life. And just like that: Alex is addicted. Share. Lie. Repeat. Please, Feel Free To Share is a dark comedy about the growing need to share our entire lives, even if what we're sharing isn't always the truth.
Directed by Liam Blain
Alex - Roisin Bevan
All reviews can be found in MEDIA
NOW PROGRAMMED FOR A FULL RUN
PLEASANCE COURTYARD - EDINBURGH FRINGE 2021
Tristan Bates Theatre
5th, 6th and 8th November 2019
(Extract - Showcase)
The Criterion Theatre
15th November 2019
"How much of the past can we ever really leave behind?"
Jetsam is a piece about family ties, inherited truths and starting your life all over again.
Jetsam is a full length piece that I have been working on throughout my year as a part of the Criterion Theatre new writing group.
The first thirty minutes of this play has been chosen to be presented at this year's industry showcase.
Directed by Liam Blain
Emblyn - Helen Belbin
Jago/Marcus - Ed Allenby
Morwenna/Peggy - Judy Tcherniak
Ada - Alexandra Lloyd-Hamilton
Ruth - Roli Okorodudu
LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE
WHEN IT HAPPENS
Tristan Bates Theatre
December 2018 &
An outrageous comedy about micro-aggressions and personal revolutions.
‘This was an awakening. This was an eruption. This was a revolution. This was like eating three Berocca with no water and letting them bubble inside you.’
A surreal comedy following the lives of three women on what they thought would be a normal day of micro-aggressions and self-doubt.
Then it happens…
At 2.16pm, a strange phenomenon occurs and each woman experiences a transformation, breaking free from the roles they’ve been forced to play and starting a hilarious and heart-wrenching rebellion against everything and everyone who put them there in the first place.
Following a succesful second run, When It Happens was nominated for an Offie Award for Best Play in a Short run.
“Had me in absolute hysterics one moment and on the edge of my seat the next.” - Within Her Words ★★★★★
"Every aspect of this tumultuous, engaging, relatable and emotive performance was expertly arranged and masterfully played. Never has a set of words from someone’s mouth made me feel so seen, so comforted and so liberated. When It Happens excellently reflects what theatre should always aim to be" - The Medium ★★★★★
( Please see media page for more reviews)
Directed by Kennedy Bloomer
Produced by Lexi Clare
Jenny - Rachel Causer
Beth - Roisin Bevan
Freya - Niamh Watson
Kensington Karavan (Tour)
Commission by Small Truth Theatre
A short monologue play about family, loss, Lyme Regis and that inevitable moment when we all have to say goodbye to our childhoods.
Ammonite was commissioned by Small Truth Theatre alongside 8 other established playwrights to create a festival of new writing for The Kensington Karavan, a small touring pop-up theatre venue.
This was directed by Nadia Papachronopoulou and produced by Small Truth Theatre.
Maeve - Rachel Causer
LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE
Like and Subscribe is a short play about technology, friendship and grief that was chosen to be staged as a part of the two-night Voices From Home festival. This was produced by Broken Silence Theatre and directed by Alexander Hick
Polly - Alanna Flynn
Kas - Antonia Salib
I was selected as one of eight playwrights to have her work staged at Southwark Playhouse as a part of the prestigious new writing night Little Pieces of Gold. Scintilla was chosen from over 600 submissions and is a dark comedy that explores our technological footprint after we die. This event was produced by Suzette Coon and directed by Timothy Allsop.
Emblyn - Sioned Jones
Marcus - Oliver Church
Morwenna - Helen Ryan
Wandsworth and Brighton Fringe
Putney Arches and The Burrow (The Warren)
'Rachel has been in awe of funny women her whole life, and now, a quarter of a century in and feeling daunted by the 'Beach-Body ready 'and ‘BIC pens for Her’ culture she needs to channel these strong women more than ever'
Lippy was a semi-autobiographical, one-woman lip-sync show exploring gender and authenticity. This was produced by Robyn Bennett and directed by Georgie Staight.
"A combination of self-deprecating and intelligent humour, as well as a potent vulnerability, Causer’s latest performance exposes the reality behind not only how our own personal growth is marred by expectations of the roles women need to fulfil for society, but also how they impact even our greatest heroines" ★★★★★ - Voice Magazine
Stalemate is a dark comedy about love and relationships in a technological age. The first two scenes of Stalemate were staged at Emerge , Flux Theatre's new writing night that connects developing writers and directors as well as providing mentoring from industry professionals. Stalemate was directed by Hannah de Ville and was mentored by Josh McTaggart, the former Artistic Director of The Bunker.
L - Alice McCarthy
F - James Chuma
Stalemate was recently chosen to receive a full rehearsed reading at The Pleasance Theatre as a part of Reading Week 2019. This reading was attended by an industry panel of The Old Vic, VAULT festival and Playwrights Jess Butcher and Kat Woods.
This was directed by Liam Blain.
L - Hannah Lawrence
F - Howard Horner
BEFORE THINGS HAPPEN : A PROLOGUE
Before Things Happen (A Prologue) is a short comedic monologue about femininity and micro-agressions. It was directed by Georgie Staight and was written in response to Collective Rage by Jen Silverman, staged at Southwark Playhouse and produced by Emma Hall, Antic Face Productions.