Rachel Kavanaugh


Most recently, Rachel directed a new production of The Witches of Eastwick for Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm and Cameron Mackintosh. This year she has also directed Shadowlands for Chichester Festival Theatre and a UK tour of Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing.

Previous productions include:
For Chichester: Half a Sixpence (also Noel Coward Theatre), The Winslow Boy (and UK Tour), Single Spies (and UK Tour), An Ideal Husband, The Way of the World, Love Story (transferred to Duchess Theatre and Walnut St Theatre, Philadelphia and received an Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Musical); The Music Man, and A Small Family Business;
for the RSC: A Christmas Carol, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Alice in Wonderland; The Wind in the Willows (Palladium and UK Tour); for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival), The Sound of Music (Olivier nomination for Best Musical Revival and Winner WhatsOnStage Award for Best Musical Revival); The Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labours Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Hope Place at the Liverpool Everyman; The Rivals and Arcadia at the Bristol Old Vic and a UK Tour of Oklahoma! Also, two concert performances in 2017 of Oklahoma!

Rachel was Artistic Director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre for five years, where productions included; Arthur and George, Notes to Future Self, His Dark Materials, The Cherry Orchard, Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure, Uncle Vanya, The Madness of King George III and Arcadia.