Rachel participated in the ALD Lumiere Scheme between August 2016 – March 2017. Spending three months at Chichester festival theatre and three months working in other venues across the country. Rachel has Assisted lighting designers; Rick Fisher, Oliver Fenwick, Neil Austin, Prema Mehta and Peter Mumford. You can read about her experience in the article in the Association of Lighting Designers Focus magazine articles below:



Seeking ways to be creative over the course of 2020 and 2021 Rachel has attended a number of different art classes and workshops creating work based on subjects from these classess and also as part of her own ideas and projects.

To showcase these pieces Rachel has published the website www.glittersintherain.com

Mediums include; embroidery, collage, sculpture, felting, watercolour, charcoal and lighting.


During Lockdown Rachel was asked to put together tutoring sessions ranging from basic Vectorworks Skills, ETC programming and Lighting design for technicians at the Malthouse Theatre. These tutorials helped them see where they could manage there time better to become more efficient in there processes, brush up on knowledge they had forgotten about and give them new tips and tricks that they hadnt before thought about.


Cambridge Theatre Company presents, Hairspray
Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ‘do?
Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Directed by Holly White, Choreography Jo Rix and Sound Design Nick Hall.


As part of Kings week 2019 KidACO the Kings School’s dance company performed a dance piece based on the music of The Greatest Showman. Directed and Choreographed by Victoria Outram.


The Little Mermaid, Produced by Cambridge Theatre Company. Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture and featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and lyrics. Directed by Emily Starr, Choreography Jess Hicks and Sound Design Nick Hall.



Rachel lit This Islands Mine at the Kings Head Theatre Islington in May 2019. The show ran from Wednesday 15th May – 18th June 2019. The play is written by Philip Osment and Directed and Designed by Philip Wilson.

This Island’s Mine was originally performed by Gay Sweatshop in 1988. Now, three decades after the introduction of Section 28 banning positive representations of homosexuality, Philip Osment’s passionate and lyrical play, of outsiders, exiles and refugees, is all too resonant.



In 2019 Rachel was asked to light a new play written by Kevin Fegan: Bess the Commoner Queen directed by Rikki Tarascas. Heading out on a national tour between March – June 2019 Bess the Commoner Queen tells the story of Bess of Hardwick lady in waiting to Elizabeth I and confidante to Mary Queen of Scots .



BUXTON: The Pavillion Arts Centre SK17 6AZ – Saturday 2 March 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 Discounts are available. Box Office: 01298 72190 http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

NOTTINGHAM:  Djanogly Theatre Lakeside Arts Centre NG7 2RD – Mon 11 March 7.30pm & Tues 12 March 1pm. Tickets: £16 (£14 concs, £12 restricted view) Box Office: 0115 846 7777  lakesidearts.org.uk

LINCOLN: Drill Hall LN2 1EY – Thurs 14th March 7.30pm. Pay What You Decide Event  Box Office: 01522 873894  http://www.lincolndrillhall.com

MANSFIELD: Old Library Theatre NG18 1NG – Thursday 21 March 7.30pm & Friday 22 March 2pm. Tickets FREE to book, pay what you can on the night. Book online at http://www.inspireculture.org.uk/theatre

SALFORD: The Lowry Aldridge Studio M50 3AZ – Sat 23 March 8pm. Tickets: £12 Concessions £2 off. Box Office: 0843 208 6010  Group Bookings: 0843 208 6003www.thelowry.com/drama

PETERBOROUGH: Key Theatre Studio PE1 1EF – Thurs 11th April 7.45pm & Friday 12th April 2.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 (£10 KTC & KYT members) Box Office: 01733 207239    key.theatre@vivacity.org

WAKEFIELD: Theatre Royal Walker Studio WF1 2TE – Tues 23rd April 7.45pm. Tickets: £12 (concs available). Box Office: 01924 211 311  http://www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk

STAFFORD: Gatehouse Theatre Met Studio ST16 2LT – Friday 26th April 8pm. Tickets: £13.50   Box Office: 01785 619080   gatehouse@freedom-leisure.co.uk

KING’S LYNN: St Nicholas Chapel PE30 1NH – Sun 28th April 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 (£7.50 under 18s) Box Office: 01553 764864  kingslynnfestival.org.uk. Afternoon Discussion – Duke’s Head Hotel Ballroom PE30 1JS 5pm

DERBY: Guildhall Theatre DE1 3AH – Wed 12–Sat 15 June 7:30pm and Thu & Sat matinee 2pm. Tickets: £15, concessions £13, group rates available. Box Office: 01332 255800  Derbylive.co.uk

CANTERBURY: Marlowe Kit Theatre Ct1 2NZ – Tues 18th June . Box Office: 01227 787787 marlowetheatre.com

LONDON: King’s Head Theatre N1 1QN – Sun 16th & Mon 17th June 7pm and Sun 23rd & Mon 24th June 7pm. Tickets: £18 (£15 concs) Box Office: 0207 226 8561  boxoffice@kingsheadtheatre.com


In January 2019 Rachel lit three productions at Guildford school of acting. One of these productions was Little Women Directed by Bronagh Lagan and Designed by Elliot Squire. Photography by Steve Porter.


In January 2019 Rachel lit three productions at Guildford school of acting. One of these productions was Jane Eyre Directed by Sam Wood and designed by Elliot Squire. Photography by Mark Dean.