Growing up in a west Yorkshire village with an annual lantern making festival, resisting putting herself in a box, and directing The Duchess of Malfi, the first show to utilise creative captioning in the Sam Wanamaker at Shakespeare's Globe. All of this and more is discussed in this month's episode of Regrets, I've Had A Few with award winning Director and Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director, Rachel Bagshaw.

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About Rachel Bagshaw

Rachel is an award-winning stage director.  She was recently appointed Artistic Director of Unicorn Theatre having been their Associate Director from 2018 to 2023.  She is also an Associate at the National Theatre as a recipient of the Peter Hall Bursary for 2023/24.

Recent productions include The Duchess of Malfi (The Globe); The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse (Unicorn Theatre); A Dead Body in Taos (Bristol Old Vic/ Wilton’s Music Hall); Augmented by Sophie Woolley (Royal Exchange/Told by an Idiot); Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales and Greek Myths UnpluggedLet Loose (with Choreographer Arielle Smith, co-produced with English National Ballet); for Unicorn Theatre Online. Other theatre credits include Midnight Movie (Royal Court Theatre); The Bee in Me and Aesop’s Fables (Unicorn Theatre); Resonance at the Still Point of Change (Unlimited Festival, South Bank Centre); The Rhinestone Rollers and Just Me, Bell (Graeae).  Her critically acclaimed work The Shape of Pain won a Fringe First at Edinburgh and was revived at Battersea Arts Centre in 2018.  Film credits includes Let Loose (Unicorn Theatre Online/ENB) and Where I Go (When I Can’t be Where I Am (BBC/China Plate).