Rachel De-lahay

Plays by Rachel De-lahay


Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Anka got in and is here for good.

Olufemi is being coached to break back in.

Bashir has been here forever but he’s just been sent to limbo.

Lisa wants to send them all home.

Welcome to England.

A journey into to the heart of what it is to be a citizen, and finding a place where you belong.

A cutting play about immigration and exile, and what happens when people fall through the cracks, Routes opens up the borders of friendship and family. Written by acclaimed playwright Rachel De-lahay (The Westbridge, Circle) Routes premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, on 20 September 2013.

The Westbridge

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

The accusation of a black teenager sparks disturbance on the south London streets. While tensions rise, a couple from very different backgrounds navigate the minefield that lies between them and their families.

Picking apart an intricate tangle of cultures, religions and generations, The Westbridge showcases an array of voices from modern London with humour, style and bite.

The Westbridge premiered at the Bussey Building in Peckham, London, on 3 November 2011 as part of the Royal Court’s Theatre Local project, before transferring to the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre.

Picture of Rachel De-lahay

Rachel De-lahay's first full-length play, The Westbridge, was the joint-winner of the 2010 Alfred Fagon Award and was produced in Autumn 2011 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre. She subsequently won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards after the success of her play Routes.