Rachel
De-Lahay

Writer for theatre, film and TV

Rachel’s play Circles, for which she won the Pearson Award to write, and won the Catherine Johnson Award from Channel 4, transferred to the Tricycle Theatre in London after a sell out run at Birmingham Rep. Her play Routes opened Vicky Featherstone's first season at the Royal Court in September 2013. For this Rachel won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013. It followed her debut, The Westbridge, which was also produced at the Royal Court Theatre and went on to win the 2012 Writers Guild Award for best play as well as coming joint first for the 2011 Alfred Fagon Award.

In television, Rachel recently wrote an episode of the BBC's new series Noughts + Crosses, an adaptation of Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels. She has also written episodes of The Feed for Amazon, Kiri for Channel 4 / The Forge and is currently adapting Mr Loverman for Fable Pictures and reteaming with Jack Thorne on The Eddy for Netflix.

Rachel is also developing feature films with Film4 and BFI.

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CV

Television

Writer 

Producer Johann Knobel
Director Julian Holmes and Koby Adom
Starring
  • Jack Rowan
  • Masali Baduza
  • Mammoth Screen for BBC 1

    Based on the award-winning novel written by Bernardine Evaristo.

    Fable Pictures

    Based on the novel by Jacob Ross.

    Neon Ink
    Producer Charlie Hanson
    The Feed
    2 x 60'
    Producer Simon Lewis
    Director Tinge Krishnan / Colin Teague
    Studio Lambert for Amazon, Liberty Global
    The Eddy
    1 x 60'
    Creator Jack Thorne
    Producer Patrick Spence & Katie Swinden
    Director Damien Chazelle

    Set in contemporary multicultural Paris, The Eddy revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

    Fifty Fathoms Productions for Netflix
    In development
    Carnivores
    1 x 60'
    Creator Tony Ayers

    A new crime series from the creator of The Slap

    Heyday Television
    In development
    Director Rachna Suri
    Starring
  • Antonia Thomas
  • BBC
    Kiri
    1 x 45'
    Creator Jack Thorne
    Producer Toby Bentley
    Director Euros Lyn
    Starring
  • Sarah Lancashire
  • Paapa Essiedu
  • Cara Theobold
  • The Forge for Channel 4
    Producer Jon Davenport
    Director Gabriel Bisset-Smith
    Starring
  • Luke Barnes
  • Christian Contreras
  • Using 24 hours of footage from the fictional surveillance programme SATURNEYE, The Last Hours of Laura K is a disconcertingly intimate, unfiltered and impartial look into Laura's last hours.

    BBC for BBC
    Urban Myth
    In development

    Additional Writer 

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Creator Rachel De-Lahay & Milli Bhatia (Co-curators)
    The Bunker
    Creator Rachel De-Lahay & Milli Bhatia (Co-curators)
    The Bunker
    Circles
    Catherine Johnson Award for Best Play
    Director Tessa Walker
    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Director Rania Jamaily

    short play

    The Royal Court
    Routes
    Evening Standard Award Winner for Most Promising Playwright 2013
    Director Simon Godwin
    The Royal Court
    Director Ola Animashawun

    The lives and loves of Peckham locals will be played out in an omnibus of ten 5 minute episodes.


    The Royal Court

    Short play

    The Royal Court
    The Westbridge
    Alfred Fagon Award Winner 2011, Writer's Guild Award Winner 2012 for Best Play
    Director Clint Dyer
    The Royal Court

    Film

    Writer 

    School Gates
    Short Film
    Producer Matt Hall, Emily McLaughlin, Gary Richens
    Director Gbolahan Obisesan
    Starring
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Lottie Thornborrow
  • Liz White
  • Short film commissioned by The Royal Court and The Guardian

    The Guardian
    The Royal Court
    Pretty
    Feature Film

    Original feature film.

    Independent Films / Film4
    In development