Rachel Bellman


Rachel Bellman


Rachel is a London-based writer and lyricist. She won the BYMT New Music Theatre Award for her musical The Dickens Girls, which is being produced as part of BYMT’s summer season at the New Wolsey Theatre in August 2019. Other current projects include the musical Flower Cutters, in development with Perfect Pitch; the musical So-Called Gen Z, in development with PQA; and the play Mazzikim and Maltesers which she wrote as part of the 2018 Soho Theatre Young Writers’ Lab.

Previous projects include the short play Peanut Butter performed at the Pleasance Theatre in 2018, lyrics for Being Brilliant performed at Royal Concert Hall Nottingham in 2017, and book and lyrics for the mini-musicals Elf Spies andThe Knights Before Christmas commissioned by Perfect Pitch in 2016. She is the co-author of the musical picture book and CD Barry the Penguin’s Black and White Christmas, published in 2015 and narrated by Christopher Eccleston.

Performances of individual songs or extracts include Musical Bites at The Other Palace, SIGNAL, the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize, and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Rachel studied English Literature at Oxford University, and has developed her writing skills as part of the BOOK Music & Lyrics advanced composer/lyricist workshop, Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, and MMD writers’ lab.

Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist