In August 2018 Rachel travelled to NYC to carry on her position as Associate to Peter Mumford on Sam Mendes production of the Ferryman. The Ferryman ran from 20th June 2017 until 19th May 2018 at The Bernard B Jacobs Theatre W. 45th Street Broadway.



This shorted production of Matilda was produced by Cambridge Theatre Company. Performances took place at The Great Hall at The Leys School Cambridge from 31st July – 4th August 2018. Directed by Emily Starr, Choreographed by David Mallabone and Sound Design Nick Hall.


In March 2018 Rachel assisted Peter Mumford on Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet Corybantic Games at the Royal Opera House a new piece created as part of the celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s Centenary.


In November 2017 Rachel lit Jordan Productions production of Snow White at The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering directed by Sasha Regan and choreographed by Twist and Pulse staring Hannah Boyce as Snow White, Matt Lapinskas as the Prince and Natasha Gray as Narcissia the Queen.


In November 2017 Rachel is heading to Canterbury to light The King’s School production of Joseph K. A modern adaptation of Kafka’s “The Trial”.


The Ferryman produced at the Royal Court in association with Sonia Friedman and Neal Street Productions was the Royal courts fastest selling production. It opened on 24th April 2017 and ran for one month, transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in June. Rachel assisted Peter Mumford keeping paperwork and plans up to date as well as translating the plan into the new space and making sure the focus plot was up to date for the run and any future productions. In October Rachel went in to the theatre to make updates due to the cast change. The Ferryman was extended for a second time running until May 2018.

In this article Peter talks about the production and his creative process:

Shortly after the end of the run it was announced that the Ferryman would be transferring to Broadway.


After Stepping Out opened 14th March Rachel joined Peter Mumford and Declan Randall (Peters associate) to assist on 42nd Street. Rachel helped to keep paperwork up to date, take notes and directed the followspot operators during the EPK. Rachel was also able to work with Peter on the next project she would be working with him on – The Ferryman.



In March the Theatre Royal Bath production of Stepping Out opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. As the Lighting Designer Peter Mumford could not be there for the whole of the production period Rachel became associate lighting designer on the project working with Peters lighting design Rachel worked with Maria Friedman and Tim Jackson to make any changes with Max Narula and Sarah Brown programming.

Stepping Out


In February Rachel lit and programmed Sweeney Todd at John Cleveland College in Hinckley using a Grand MA command wing.