Rachel Smith

writer


STAGE & TELEVISION

Rachel comes from a theatre background as an actress and writer.  Recently she 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 two original drama projects with Bandit Television.

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.  Before focussing on writing full-time, Rachel worked extensively in theatre as an actress, (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).