Stage Director

Rachel Bagshaw

Selected credits

  • The Bee In MeUnicorn Theatre
  • Midnight MovieRoyal Court Theatre
  • A Dead Body in TaosFuel Theatre/Arcola Theatre
  • The Shape of the PainChina Plate/Edinburgh Fringe/BAC/UK Tour
  • HamletYoung Vic
  • The Rhinestone RollersGraeae


Rachel is an award-winning stage director and is Associate Director at the Unicorn Theatre.

Recent productions include Augmented by Sophie Woolley  (Royal Exchange/Told by an Idiot) and Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales for Unicorn Theatre Online. Other work includes The Bee in Me and Aesop’s Fables (Unicorn Theatre), Midnight Movie (Royal Court Theatre). Her critically acclaimed work The Shape of Pain won a Fringe First at Edinburgh, was revived at Battersea Arts Centre in 2018. Other productions include Resonance at the Still Point of Change (Unlimited Festival, South Bank Centre), The Rhinestone Rollers and Just Me, Bell (Graeae). Film includes Let Loose (Unicorn Theatre Online/ENB) and Where I Go (When I Can’t be Where I Am (BBC/China Plate).

She is an Associate Artist at Wilton’s and works extensively in engagement and young people’s work.

Featured work

Midnight Movie

The Royal Court Theatre/Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Written by Eve Leigh
Design: Cecile Tremolieres
Lighting & Video Design:
Josh Pharo & Sarah Readman
Sound: Nwando Ebizie
Photo by Helen Murray

“Human bodies and communication styles are unlimited in Midnight Movie, and Bagshaw’s direction recognises this fact and embraces it.”     ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby

The Shape of the Pain

Produced by China Plate
Developed by Rachel Bagshaw
& Chris Thorpe
Written by Chris Thorpe
Design: Madeleine Girling
Video & Lighting Design: Josh Pharo
Composer: Melanie Wilson
Photo by Richard Lakos

Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2017
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Sunday Times
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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