Agent: Conrad Williams
Biography: Rachel is a playwright and screenwriter who studied drama and film at Kingston University.
Her play WHEN WOMEN WEE was a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and at Soho Theatre in May 2012, receiving rave reviews.
Her next play, A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX, sold out at the Underbelly Theatre during the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, and transferred to another sell-out run at the Soho Theatre, London, in March 2013.
Her most recent play DIRTY LAUNDRY completed a highly successful run at the Underbelly, Edinburgh in August 2013.
Film rights for WHEN WOMEN WEE have been optioned to Damian Jones Films and Rachel's screenplay adaptation of the play (POWDER ROOM) has been produced, starring Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone and Oona Chaplin.
She is also developing original TV sit-coms for Feelgood Fiction/BBC, Bendit TV/Sky, Objective Productions. Mammoth Screen, BonaFide, Kudos and Hat Trick Productions and a feature film script based on her play A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX for Starfield Productions.
FILM AND TV COMMISSIONS:
TV series treatment for Kudos
TWO STEPS BACK
TV series treatment for Mammoth
NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK
Feature adaptation of Emma Garcia's novel for Shooting Script Films
Original feature script for AND Films.
A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX
Feature film adaptation of the play of the same name for Starfield Productions. Development funded by the BFI.
Feature film screenplay adaptation of Rachel’s play WHEN WOMEN WEE, commissioned by Damian Jones Films. Director MJDelaney, starring Sheridan Smith, and Jaime Winstone. Distributor: Universal. UK release November 2013.
An original sit-com pilot script commissioned by Feelgood Films/BBC. Pilot to be produced in 2014 for BBC3
An original sit-com pilot script commissioned by Bendit TV for Sky Living.
An original series proposal commissioned by Mammoth Screen.
An original treatment for a returning one hour comedy drama series for BonaFide Films.
An original treatment for a returning one hour comedy drama series for Hat Trick Productions.
Drama series treatment commissioned by Kudos. Exec. Producer Derek Wax.
Sit com treatment for Objective
EVERY SEVEN SECONDS
An original sit-com pilot script commissioned by Feelgood Fiction.
World premiere at The Latitude Festival and then at The Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival, 2013, directed by Kat Hoult.
Praise for DIRTY LAUNDRY at Underbelly, Edinburgh 2013
‘...a spectacularly funny show with a brilliant plot... Dirty Laundry is outstanding, a well-paced dark comedy... go in with an open mind and prepare to laugh unashamedly.’ **** Fringe Guru
‘Hirons... has written another delightfully light-hearted and witty dark comedy’ The Stage
‘Dirty Laundry offers a thoroughly disturbing and twisted take on society’s obsession and over-exposure to trash mags and trash TV today.’ Edinburgh Reporter
‘...monstrously charming... The script is delightfully filthy...’ West End Wilma
‘...brilliant... a very well-written, splendidly acted and wickedly funny play’ Squirrel Comedy
A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX
Previewed at Theatre 503 before a month long run at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe. Producer Dirty Stop-Out and TEAfilms. Director Stef O'Driscoll.
Transferred to the Soho Theatre March 2013. Film rights optioned to Starfield Productions.
Praise for A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX at The Underbelly, Edinburgh 2012
'...terrifyingly authentic...hilarious and heartfelt... due to its unbelievable accuracy, [it] may leave you feeling somewhat naked afterwards.'**** Broadwaybaby.com
'Beautifully written... it is easy to empathise yet agonise at their reaction'***** One 4 Reviews
'Joyous and revelatory... a sharing experience...like one of those drunk, searingly honest conversations you occasionally have with mates. ' SGFringe
'It leaves you gasping.' The Stage
Reviews for Soho Theatre run, London 2013
'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
WHEN WOMEN WEE
Performed at Edinburgh Fringe and transferred to a sell-out run Soho Theatre. Producer: Dirty Stop-Out. Director Stef O'Driscoll.
Film rights sold to Damian Jones Films.
Praise for WHEN WOMEN WEE:
'Shamelessly confessional and brutally voyeuristic... A beautifully light-hearted exploration of...the mentality of sticking together...' Ayoungertheatre.com
'I can only urge you to go and see it forthwith. It's well worth the money, carries some great moments... a joy to watch. The cringe factor is set too high in the best possible way, as is the emotional scale at which you will find yourself, come the final act.' CultofVHS.com
'Sharp, funny and modern …I loved every minute of it' ***** Whatsonstage
'A full representation of the females of our time' **** ThreeWeeks
'The most raw performance at this year's Fringe' ***** The New Current
'Stunningly versatile cast…..a killer night out' **** British Theatre Guide
'More hilarious than you could possibly imagine'***** Whatsonstage
'Too many brilliant moments stand out to go into them all' DivaMag
Performed at 33% London Festival. Prod. Dirty Stop-Out. Director Stef O'Driscoll.