Course Teacher


StrikeUp Artistic Director, Rachel Mary, was born in Reading and grew up Acting here before striking out to train in the professional Theatre. 

Rachel is a classically trained Actor with a strong background in Shakespeare, Physical Theatre and Clowning. She studied Drama at the University of Essex before training with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and the Commedia School in Northern Italy. Rachel worked as an Actor & Director in London and the South East before moving back to Reading in 2017. In the last 18 months she has directed 3 community shows here and set up these Acting Classes designed to draw more local adults into theatre. StrikeUp is her realisation for a Theatre Company that works to actively engage the audience at every level of the theatre making process.


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