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Rachel Barnett-Jones

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years

Agent: Jean Kitson -

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Rachel is a versatile writer, producer and educator with experience in creating work for screen, stage and print. She has a particular passion in writing for young people and family audiences and has written for shows including Pip and Posy for Magic Light Pictures. Rachel was part of the 2022 Creative UK Accelerate Film and TV Cohort and recipient of a ScreenSkills Bursary. She was also recipient of the 2018 Sally Goldsworthy Memorial Bursary from the Discovery Story Centre and the 2016 Milton Keynes Writer in Residence.

Rachel is experienced in delivering work aligned with the national curriculum at EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2 levels and has strong knowledge of childhood developmental stages. She has worked extensively within education settings and with people with SEN.

Rachel is co-artistic director of Fly High Stories – creating work which puts ‘Learning Through Laughing’ at its heart. Rachel has a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University and an MA in Writing for Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama. You can find her on her website here.



Lapland UK

Writing episodes for Lapland UK podcast

Title TBA

Writing episodes for upcoming animated series


Autumn 2023 – Spring 2024 artsdepot Residency

During the residency Rachel will be continuing to develop her new play, Backward Children (working title) – about her own family’s involvement in the research behind the free school milk acts of the 1930s. Supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Dee Stevens

Animated short film in development with Exec Producer Dee Stevens about a non-binary young person’s experience of going clothes shopping.

Princess and the Pea
Polka Theatre / Singapore Repertory Theatre

60′ new stage musical feminist retelling of the classic tale for 3-7 year olds. Co-commission from Polka Theatre and Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Title TBA

In development


Little Baby Bum S13 (2023)
Moonbug Entertainment

3 x 2′ scripts for upcoming series

Pip and Posy S2 (2022)
Magic Light Pictures / Sky

2 x 7′ episodes for this pre-school animation

Pip and Posy Let's Play (2022)
Magic Light Pictures

3 episodes for new series currently in development

Paper Plane (2020)
Fly High Stories

5′ animated short pilot made with support from Arts Council England about aerodynamics and growth mindset for 2-5 year olds.

Theatre / Audio (Selected)

Fly High (2023)
Singapore Repertory Theatre

Play for young audiences about aerodynamics and growth mindset.

Directed by Jemma Gross

Jina and the STEM Sisters (2022)
HMDT / Little Angel Theatre

Opera about the impact of women in science through history, broadcast online during lockdown. On tour and at Little Angel Theatre.

Produced by HMDT
Directed by Clare Whistler

Beauty and The Beast from Backstage (2020)

Online, interactive audio-drama.

Gorilla (2012-2018)
Polka Theatre / Watershed Productions / Talimhane Theatre

Adapted from the book by Anthony Browne.

2013-15: Commissioned by Polka Theatre, produced by Watershed Productions.

2018: Talimhane Theatre, Istanbul

Directed by Roman Stefanski

Paddington Bear - At The Seaside (2018)
Butlins Holiday Park

New onstage adventure for the well-loved bear. Opened at Butlins Holiday Park in February 2019 and continues to play to appreciative crowds.

Directed by Phil Peacock

Forward to Victory (2017)
York Theatre Royal

Promenade site-specific play for young performers about WW1. Commissioned by York Theatre Royal, performed in York Castle Museum.

Directed by Matt Harper, Kate Veysey, Julian Ollive