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Rachel Wagstaff

RACHEL WAGSTAFF

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  

Rachel is currently under commission to the Old Vic Theatre, Hull Truck, Beebeach Productions and Ed Morris. Her first play the Soldier was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2004 and transferred to RADA, where it had a sell-out run. She was then selected as one of the writers for the 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic New Voices) in July 2005. Her second play, Night Sky, was commissioned by Index on Censorship. It had a charity gala performance at the Old Vic in November 2005, starring Christopher Eccleston, Saffron Burrows, David Warner, David Baddiel, Navin Chowdhry and Bruno Langley. Rachel has worked as a script consultant on a West End musical, and is also part of the Apathists, the "six hottest young writers around". She has had short plays performed at the Union Theatre, the Old Red Lion, the Arcola Theatre and Theatre 503. Rachel was part of the Core Group at the Soho Theatre in 2005 and the Invitation Group at the Royal Court Theatre in 2006. She has also written for Sky TV's football series Dream Team. She is represented by Meg Davis at MBA.

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below is a list of Rachel Wagstaff's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Birdsong         Full Time         It Is Now         Martyr, The         Mirror Crack'd         Night Sky         Night With the Apathists, A         Only the Brave         Road to Greenwich Pier, The         Soldier, The         Veronika Sessions, The


Birdsong

Birdsong
While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. the affair changes them both for ever. A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier at the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations.

Notes:
from book by Sebastian Faulks. Music by Steven Edis

1st Produced:
Comedy Theatre, London, UK >>>     18 Sep 2010

Organisations:
Creative management and Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  3            Other:  doubling possible

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Full Time

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1st Produced:
-     2007

Organisations:
Y Touring

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Music:
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Play/Drama

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It Is Now

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of Writers' Block 4: A week of new (world) work.

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Organisations:
Operating Theatre

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Martyr, The

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Notes:
Music by Matthew Brind; book by Rachel Wagstaff

1st Produced:
Soho Theatre, London     13 Jun 2013

Organisations:
Mountview School

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mirror Crack'd

Synopsis:
Everyone has a secret. Miss Marple has her work cut out when she has seven suspects to a murder. Marina Gregg a Hollywood starlet has moved to St Mary Mead. She throws a cocktail party and one of the guests is poisoned

Notes:
Based on "Mirror Crck'd" by Agatha Christie

1st Produced:
U K tour     2019

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Music:
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Adaptation

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Night Sky

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Play/Drama

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Night With the Apathists, A

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Organisations:
part of ShorTheatre Companyuts 2006

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Music:
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Genre:
Short play One Act

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Only the Brave

Synopsis:
the lives of Captain John Coombes, his men and his wife and family through World War Two

Notes:
Music by Matthew Brind; Book by Stephen Coleman And Rachel Wagstaff; Lyrics by Matthew Brind And Stephen Coleman

1st Produced:
New Theatre, Cardiff     2003

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Road to Greenwich Pier, The

Synopsis:
Jim Jenkins is a frustrated bus driver. On his fiftieth birthday, he sets off for his final trip round London. . . Life, death, love, and buses. This tragic play contains all jokes known to (one) man.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Soldier, The

Synopsis:
Best known for his patriotic war sonnets, little is known of Rupert Brook's extraordinary life and intriguing death. Set during World War One, this compelling play explores the cult of celebrity, boundaries between idealism and prejudice, friendship and love.

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Genre:
105 min Play/Drama

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Veronika Sessions, The

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