Read Updates From Rachael Halliwell

Read the latest updates from Rachael Halliwell, a playwright, performer and vintage lass. Her mission is to amplify Northern Voices, Female led narrative and drama that is framed through a female gaze. Currently, Rachael is an Associate Artist with Harrogate Theatre and Elysium Theatre

Our Gate Radio Episode 1

We are absolutely delighted to share our new community radio show and showcase our incredible local talent. For this episode we talk to Dr Forrest Pierson about the recent rejected plans by Harrogate Spring Water to expand into the Pinewoods. Followed by calls in response from listeners and music from local talent Freddie Cleary with his track, Mercy

Our Gate R&D

Welcome to OUR GATE
We have had the most incredible four weeks working on this community play for Harrogate supported by Arts Council England. Take a look at what we have been up to

Our Gate Radio

Welcome to Our Gate – a little teaser of what’s to come on Our Gate Radio and Podcast

Our Gate

The incredible work and feedback of our R&D participants – we cannot wait to get started on the next stage of Our Gate

‘One of a Kind’ Covid 19 Monologue Commission

Author Rachael Halliwell goes straight for emotion—One Of A Kind is a bittersweet monologue that moves from gentle reminiscing about family life in the past to trying to cope with tragedy.
British Theatre Guide

The Covid – 19 Monologues

I’m thrilled to have been commissioned by Elysium Theatre to create a new short play. ‘One of a Kind’ will premiere online in September. Watch this space!

Connection Press Quotes

‘​Every aspect of this play was executed to the highest order’     Leeds Living

‘​The talent we have in this part of the world is amazing and should be  encouraged and supported as much as is possible. Connection is a prime  example of this.’     Leeds Living     

‘Halliwell’s writing is at its best when it lands humour in unexpected places –  there are some cracking one liners and some great comic timing nestled within  this piece.’     Always Time for Theatre   

‘Connection is as funny as it is sad, as touching as it is gritty and as dark as it is  bright and cheerful. Part drama, part comedy, Connection is an emotional story  but one that knows how to make you laugh out loud with a well placed slice of  humour and that is the real beauty of the play. 
As for the characters, their stories feel all too real as they play out in front of  you. The four characters come across as genuine and somewhat familiar as  their stories see them revealing some dark, tragic experiences’  
Total Ntertainment.com 

‘Written by as well as starring Rachael Halliwell this is a great story looking at  how mental health and dementia can affect those around you in ways you may  not realise, it looks at the real impact it can have on people’s lives. It addresses  hard hitting issues and you may find yourself reaching for the tissues  empathising with the characters.’  

Fairypowered Productions 

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