Rachel Smith



Rachel’s first stage play was called CRAVING THE BLUE.  Her second, ORPHANS AND BASTARDS, was selected by North West Playwrights as part of the Wordsmith 2012 festival. It received a script-in-hand performance at Oldham Coliseum, directed by Rachel Brogan.  More recently Rachel has written 8 episodes of DOCTORS (BBC) and having successfully graduated from the CASUALTY Shadow Scheme in 2015, she has so far written two episodes of that show.  Currently, she is writing on THE DUMPING GROUND and developing an original drama with Bandit Television.

Rachel trained as an actress at Manchester Metropolitan University. Before focussing on writing full-time, she worked extensively in theatre (Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Library Theatre, Contact, Liverpool Everyman, Birmingham Rep, Sphinx) and also on radio and TV (Coronation Street, The Royal, Eastenders, Cracker, Sherlock Holmes, Emmerdale).