International Award Winning British stage director Rachael Hewer was born in Grimsby and studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2019, Rachael was the recipient of the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution at the Helikon Opera, Moscow, after participating in the International Competition for Young Opera Directors.
As Director: La Traviata (Devon Opera); Christmas With Steptoe, Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show, Steptoe & Son (Hambledon Productions and Museum of Comedy); Charley's Aunt, STOP! You're Killing Me (Hambledon Productions)
As Assistant Director: Cendrillon, Madama Butterfly, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne); La rondine, Die Fledermaus (Opera Holland Park); Albert Herring, Die Zauberflote, La Gazetta, L'heure espagnole, L'enfant et les sortileges, Le Nozze di Figaro (Royal College of Music)