Rebekah is a co-founder of Take Back Theatre Collective with Grant Archer and Julie Hesmondhalgh. She was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award for Best New Play for In My Bed. She is based in Manchester and is passionate about telling stories that highlight social and political issues, and is an active campaigner for social change. She continues to write for theatre while developing projects for TV. Rebekah is part of the 2019/20 BBC Studios Writers Academy, where she is working on continuing drama series – Casualty, Holby City and EastEnders – whilst also developing an original idea with House Productions.
HOLBY CITY Current
1 x 60′ Script Commission
Treatment for a 6 x 60′ series about a young MP
NO FRACKING WAY Current (Rollem)
Treatment for an original serial
SUMMER HEAT Current (Rollem/C4)
Pilot for an original serial
EDNA’S BENCH (BBC Wales) 2010
Nominated for BAFTA Cymru 2011 – Best Short
THE SUICIDE (Storyhouse Chester) February 2020
Adaptation of the Russian farce by Nikolai Erdman
THIS IS WHERE WE ARE (HOME Manchester, Take Back) 2018
Original play in response to the Manchester Arena Attack and the immediate aftermath
THE END OF THE WORLD IN SLOW MOTION (New Vic Youth Theatre / Oldham Theatre Workshop) Current
45′ youth theatre play
TO WALK IN YOUR SHOES (Red Bobble Theatre Company) 2017
Verbatim piece exploring asylum seekers experiences in the UK
Under Canvas: HOPE ON A STICK (Take Back Theatre / Royal Exchange Theatre) 2016
One of fifteen writers writing short responses forming an audio installation as part of the B!rth Festival. Also producer.
short pieces written as part of each event and produced with Take Back
Take Back: America
The Comedy Store, Manchester January 2017
Take Back: Protest
Festival Number 6, Wales, September 2016
Take Back: Edinburgh
The Roundabout, Summerhall, August 2016
Take Back: Togetherness
Royal Exchange Theatre, June 2016
Take Back: Ten Takes on Capital
The Dancehouse, March 2016
Take Back: Ten Takes on Hope
Gullivers, Manchester Oct 2015
IN MY BED (24:7 Theatre Festival) 2014
Nominated for three Manchester Theatre Awards, including best new play
The C Project: BALLS TO IT (Working Progress Theatre, The Lowry) 2014
Invited to write a short piece for an evening highlighting cancer and raising money for Christie’s.
Stories on a ShoeString: THE MAGIC OF SHOES (Library Theatre / Manchester Children’s Literature Festival) 2013
A commission to work with a group of year 5 pupils to produce a short script in a week for publication in 2014 as part of the festival. Worked with a workshop leader then took away the ideas and created a fifteen minute piece about a shoe factory.
HNC Writing Project: THE ARDEN (The Arden School of Theatre) 2013
Commissioned to write a series of short pieces with and for the HNC students at the Arden School of Theatre as their graduating performance piece.
New Script Night: MATCH OF THE DAY (The Lowry / Library Theatre) 2013
A commission by the Library Theatre and the Lowry to produce a short script in a week. Worked with Chris Honer and director Elisa Amesbury. Looked at disabled men petitioning for sex worker subsidies.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME (24:7 Theatre Festival) 2011
FADED GLORY (BBC Radio 4) 2019