Lemon Curd

In the inaugural voice for the 100 Voices for 100 years project, Rachel Barnett tells a comic story about the not-so-straightforward art of making lemon curd.


Rachel is a playwright. Her work has been performed at theatres in the UK and abroad, including The Royal Court, Theatre 503, and The Arcola Theatre, also at Chichester Festival Theatre, Royal and Derngate, Latitude Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source in New York, Live Girls in Seattle, Key City Public Theatre in Washington and Auroville in India.

Following a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University and an MA in Writing for Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama she has specialised in working with young people, people with disabilities and community groups. She shares her time between playwriting, producing, workshop leading, lecturing, copywriting, company management, fundraising, project management, consultancy and looking after her little boy.

Writing projects to date include original work, adaptations, translations, theatre in education projects, pieces for young audiences and young performers, and dramaturgy of collaborative devised work.