Stage Director

Rachel Bagshaw

Selected credits

  • 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 a stage based in London, and is currently Associate Artist at the Unicorn Theatre.  Her production Midnight Movie is running at The Royal Court Theatre for the 2019 Christmas season. In 2020 Rachel will begin work on A Dead Body in Taos written by David Farr (The Night Manager, Hanna) which will premiere as a co-production with the Arcola Theatre in November. Past work includes the critically acclaimed The Shape of the Pain  which won a Fringe First at Edinburgh, was revived at BAC and went on to tour the UK this year.  Other productions includes Hamlet, (Young Vic), Resonance at the Still Point of Change (Unlimited Festival, South Bank Centre), and The Rhinestone Rollers, Just Me, Bell (Graeae).

She was previously Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre, Associate Artist at Wilton’s Music Hall, Resident Assistant Director at the Young Vic, and led the education programme at Graeae. She was also director of Access to Acting, a national programme of work for disabled and non-disabled young people led by RADA.

Featured work

Midnight Movie

The Royal Court Theatre/Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Written by Eve Leigh
Director Rachel Bagshaw
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
Director: Rachel Bagshaw
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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