Racheal Ofori, Handford 2007-2009

Racheal Ofori

Lancing was a great experience for me. It played a major part in shaping me as a young adult intellectually and, quite importantly, culturally. I'm from south London and the picturesque scenery alone was such a transformation. I was introduced to an array of people I may otherwise have never met and given opportunities that would otherwise have not been available. It was an invaluable experience that I'm very grateful for, and should such an opportunity present itself to any young adult, they should grab the bull by the horns and take full advantage!

Racheal studied for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the London College of Fashion, then went to Italia Conti Theatre Academy to take a BA in Acting, and graduated in the summer. In February 2014 she performed in The Merchant of Venice at the Globe Theatre.

Racheal is a writer and performer. Her TV script Functionally Dysfunctional is under attachment to Balloon Entertainment. In September 2017 the script was chosen for a Sky Table Read. In 2017 she was selected for a TV writing bursary with Creative Skillset.

Her latest stage show the play So Many Reasons, produced by Fuel Theatre, opened at the Camden People’s Theatre in January 2018, before heading off on tour. Racheal's previous one woman show Portrait, directed by Kate Hewitt, was performed to a sell-out audience at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 before heading off on a UK tour, finishing at the Bush Theatre as part of the Radar Festival from 16th – 18th November 2015, and then at the Southbank Centre as part of the Women Of The World Festival. In late 2017 it set out on another UK Tour, finishing at the Rich Mix in London. Racheal has appeared on BBC’s Artsnight and has given a TED talk under the title Utopia: Breaking The Rules.