WRITING

 

 

Rachel is represented by Eva Robinson at Sayle Screen and has completed 

 

Playwriting Foundations - The Arcola Theatre (Led by Nic Connaughton

Re-drafting Workshop - Theatre 503 (Led by Steve Harper and Lauretta Barrow)

 

Rachel is also a member of the Criterion New Writing Group 2019 and is an associate writer with Flux Theatre.  

 

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 

 

 

CAST 

Alex - Roisin Bevan 

 

All reviews can be found in MEDIA 

NOW IN DEVELOPMENT FOR A FULL RUN AT EDINBURGH FRINGE 2020 

 

 

Tristan Bates Theatre 

5th, 6th and 8th November 2019 

JETSAM 

 

 

(Extract - Showcase) 

The Criterion Theatre 

15th November 2019

2pm-4pm 

(Invite Only) 

"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

CAST 

TBD 

LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE

WHEN IT HAPPENS

Tristan Bates Theatre
December 2018 &

 July 2019

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 

CAST 

 

Jenny - Rachel Causer

Beth - Roisin Bevan 

Freya - Niamh Watson  

AMMONITE 

Short 

Kensington Karavan (Tour) 

Commission by Small Truth Theatre 

September 2019 

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. 

CAST 

Maeve - Rachel Causer 

LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE

Short

Theatre 503

June 2019 

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

 

CAST 

 

Polly - Alanna Flynn 

Kas - Antonia Salib

SCINTILLA 

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Short 

Southwark Playhouse 
September 2018

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. 

CAST 

Emblyn - Sioned Jones 

Marcus - Oliver Church 

Morwenna - Helen Ryan 

STALEMATE

LIPPY

Wandsworth and Brighton Fringe 
Putney Arches and The Burrow (The Warren)
October 2018

'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 

CAST 

Rachel Causer 

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. 

 

CAST 

 

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. 

 

CAST

L - Hannah Lawrence

F - Howard Horner 

 

BEFORE THINGS HAPPEN : A PROLOGUE

 

Short

Southwark Playhouse
February 2018

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.

CAST 

Rachel Causer 

Extract 

The Bunker Theatre 
March 2018

Full Rehearsed Reading at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington 

July 2019 

©2018 by Rachel Causer.