Stage Director

Rachel Bagshaw

Selected credits

  • The Shape of the PainChina Plate/Edinburgh Fringe/BAC/UK Tour
  • A Midsummer Night's DreamRADA
  • HamletYoung Vic
  • The Rhinestone RollersGraeae


Rachel is currently Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre and an Associate Artist at Wilton’s Music Hall.  She is also director of Access to Acting, a national programme of work for disabled and non-disabled young people led by RADA.  Her critically acclaimed production of The Shape of the Pain won a Fringe First at Edinburgh in 2017, was revived at BAC in 2018 and will tour the UK in 2019.  Other productions includes Hamlet, (Young Vic), Resonance at the Still Point of Change (Unlimited Festival, South Bank Centre), The Rhinestone Rollers, Just Me, Bell (Graeae).

She was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Young Vic (2010-11) and led the education programme at Graeae (2007-10).

Featured work

The Shape of the Pain

Produced by China Plate
Developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe
Written by Chris Thorpe

Director Rachel Bagshaw
Design Madeleine Girling
Video & Lighting Design Josh Pharo
Composer Melanie Wilson
Photography Richard Lakos
Performed by Hannah McPake

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



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