Rachel Wagstaff’s first play, The Soldier, was produced
at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004 to five-star reviews
and transferred to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre.
She was selected to be one of the original writers on
the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour plays for Old Vic New
Voices in 2005. Her second play, Night Sky, was staged
at The Old Vic for Index on Censorship. Her play for Y
Touring, Full Time, toured nationally in 2008 and 2009.
Her stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ bestselling
novel Birdsong opened in the West End at the Comedy
Theatre in 2010, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. Her short
play, That Girl, was produced at the Soho Theatre in
For radio, she adapted Sebastian Faulks’ novel The Girl at
the Lion d’Or for a five-part series and is currently writing
an original play for Radio 4. She has just completed a
screenwriting attachment with Channel 4.