Rachel assisted Prema Mehta on a new play Made In India at the Coventry Belgrade Theatre in January 2017. The production then toured around the country going to 10 different venues ending at the Soho Theatre in March. The play about birth and motherhood sees three women meeting in a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat all with different goals in what could never be a simple transaction.

Rachel worked with Prema, keeping notes, creating a focus plot and helping to translate the plan into smaller venues. She then visited the show at its final venue.



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:



Video Director for the Madness Grandslam Tour 2015 . Rachel directed three camera operators, vision mixing between those cameras as well as two go pro’s and the Band’s video content. Using her own creative instincts to mix content with live video and to call and choose the best camera shots.



In 2014 Rachel started lighting Prestbury Youth Pantomime Associations yearly Pantomime. Peter Pan was one of the Associations most successful pantomimes with the lighting being nominated for an ACT award. Rachel lit three of the associations pantomimes. The show is continuing to thrive taking place at MADS little Theatre in Macclesfield every January.


At the start of 2016 Rachel was commisioned to design video content for Shane Filan’s Right Here Tour of the UK and Ireland. Rachel put together 14 videos for the tour working closely with the Lighting Designer to ensure both of their visions for the production matched to create designs that both complimented eachother and were bold idividually. Rachel also worked closely with Shane’s promotor and tour manager to ensure that her perception and creative ideas for each individual song were in line with the artists.


Working at Buxton Opera house between April 2013 and May 2015 Rachel lit nine different productions in Buxton’s Pavilion Art’s Centre for the Buxton Opera Houses Young Company. These shows included Sleeping Beauty Mort, D’ Arthur, The Jungle book, Beauty and the Beast, The Crucible and The Accordian Shop for Nationaly Theatre Connections. In March 2015 Buxton Young Company’s version of The Accordion Shop was performed in the Lowry Studio as part of the NT Connections Festival.


In December 2016 Rachel went back to work at her local theatre Buxton Opera House. This time as the Lighting Designer for the Theatres yearly pantomime produced by Channel Theatre. Rachels return was covered by local paper the Buxton Advertiser. It was hailed as a ‘sparkling production’ by artsbeatblog

Take a look at the pictures more closely in the Gallery.