Rachel Hirons is a playwright and screenwriter who studied drama and film at Kingston University. Her play ‘When Women Wee’ enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and at Soho Theatre in May 2012, receiving rave reviews. Rachel’s second play ‘A Guide To Second Date Sex’ sold out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 and transferred to another sell-out run at Soho theatre in London during March 2013. Rachel’s screenplay adaptation of the play ‘When Women Wee’ into her debut feature film ‘Powder Room’ has been commissioned by Damian Jones Films and stars Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Oona Chaplin and Kate Nash.
Rachel is taking her third play ‘Dirty Laundry’ to the Edinburgh Festival 2013 at the Underbelly.
1st- 25th August
14+ (Occasional strong language and sexual references)
Working in a laundrette, local busy body Esther has a largely mundane existence. But not today… Voyeuring through the dirty laundry and lives of her colourful array of customers, Esther and her surprisingly resourceful sidekick, Tristan, become accidentally embroiled within the darkest, juiciest scandal their small town has ever known. Disappearances, suspicious characters and inescapable evidence points to one haunting conclusion and proves madness is closer to genius than ever imagined. Following two previous sell-out Underbelly shows, hit writer Rachel Hirons returns with a brand new comedy, directed by Kat Hoult. This is one not to be missed!
What the press have said about Rachel’s previous plays:
‘Rachel Hirons’s script is as sweet as it is hilarious, smartly skewering the follies of modern mating while crafting a delicate and generous romcom at the same time.’ **** Time Out
‘…this is one of the funniest and most honest shows you’re likely to see… brilliantly insightful’The Londonist
‘…crafted perfectly and slickly, mixed with humour… consistently filthy and funny, though it never veers too far from the believable’ ***** Across the Arts
‘The audience laughs and cringes in equal measure’ **** Fringereview.co.uk
‘…an hour of tightly packed comedy… A Guide to Second Date Sex sits proudly alongside the cream of modern British comedy.’ **** Whatsonstage.com
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Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on ‘The Power of Funny’, former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.