Spotlight: Rachel De-lahay

Rachel De-Lahay is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

Her debut play, The Westbridge, produced at the Royal Court Theatre, went on to win a Writers’ Guild award for Best Theatre Play, as well as coming joint first for the Alfred Fagon Award.

Her second play, Routes, opened Vicky Featherstone’s first season, also at the Royal Court Theatre, and garnered her an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright.

She was given the Pearson Award to write for Birmingham Rep, where her play Circles won the Catherine Johnson Award from Channel 4. As a screenwriter, her credits include the BAFTA-nominated Kiri (Channel 4); the BAFTA-nominated The Last Hours of Laura K, a multi-platform, 24-hour murder mystery for the BBC; Amazon’s The Feed, based on Nick Clark Windo’s novel; an episode of the American drama The Eddy for Netflix, to be directed by Damien Chazelle; and the final episode of Noughts & Crosses, based on Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel.

Rachel is co-curator of the powerful The White Best Friend.

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