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From Sep 30, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sun 3pm, Oct 11, 18, 25, 3pm (Sep 30, Oct 1, 7.30pm preview), ends Oct 25
 
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The first play by an African American woman produced professionally, Rachel is a lost landmark of American theatre, revived at the Finborough for its European premiere - the first time it has been produced worldwide for nearly 100 years. Written between the American Civil War and the end of slavery, and the explosion of Civil Rights in the 1960s, Rachel tells the story of a young, educated, middle-class woman born into an African-American family in the early 20th century as she confronts the harsh reality of a racist world. Exciting young director Ola Ince returns to the Finborough Theatre where she directed the world premiere of Chris Dunkley's 'The Soft of Her Palm' in 2012. Rachel is part of Black History Month which also includes The Scottsboro Boys at the Garrick Theatre.

 

About Finborough Theatre

The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. Founded in 1980, the Finborough has just 50 seats creating an intimate space for its productions which focus on developing new writing, rediscovering neglected works and presenting the best of the old and new in an eclectic programme. More about Finborough Theatre


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West Brompton Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Earls Court Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Town Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £45  42% off
15 Penywern Road, SW5 | 7 minutes from Rachel
Dating back to 1877 and just a few steps from Earls Court tube station, the London Town Hotel (no relation) offers easy access to the West ... More
 
 
 
Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earls Court
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  26% off
34-44 Barkston Gardens, SW5 | 8 minutes from Rachel
Hotel Indigo London Kensington is a boutique hotel located within London's esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Situated only 150 metres from Earl's Court tube ... More
 
 
 
Blakes Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £166  35% off
33 Roland Gardens, SW7 | 9 minutes from Rachel
Anouska Hempel has a signature minimalist interior design style and everything about Blakes in South Kensington has been designed to her exacting taste. From the black ... More
 
 
 
 
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Near Rachel
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Troubadour Free Jazz Tuesdays
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 26th June 2018 - 8pm
Rachel, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
Various artists perform jazz of differing styles....More
 
 
 
On Soon
Rebecca Turner
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 26th June 2018 - 8.30pm-11pm
Rachel, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
...More
 
 
 
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Al Ross & The Planets
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 28th June 2018 - 8.30pm
Rachel, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
Rhythm'n'blues originals are performed by this band from London....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Rachel

Near Rachel
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 | Same location as Rachel
The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
Kensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Rachel

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Rachel
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 5 minutes from Rachel
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetary was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Rachel
A members club for kids, it could only be in Kensington and Chelsea. Classes taking place throughout the day, Monday to Friday, include mini musicians from ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pottery Cafe
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
735 Fulham Road, SW6 | 16 minutes from Rachel
All Fulham mums know and love the Pottery Cafe - it's practically a rite of passage for new mums to take their babies here to get ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Rachel

The best shops and markets near Rachel
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Only Roses
London > Shopping > Florists
257 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
If you've walked passed this fragrant rose specialist shop you'll most likely have stepped gingerly, trying not to crush the delicate petals scattered on the street ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zafash
London > Shopping > Chemists
233-235 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from Rachel
For all those late night emergencies which don’t quite warrant a trip to casualty, you can always try Zafash Pharmacy at Earl’s Court. You’ll never be ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pro Centre
London > Shopping > Photography
Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 6 minutes from Rachel
Owned by Hasselblad (UK) this shop certainly lives up to its name in catering for the professional. This is strictly still photography but the digital ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Rachel

What are the best dining options near Rachel London?
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Firezza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
116 Finborough Road, Chlesea, Fulham, London SW10 | Same location as Rachel
Firezza offers upmarket Neapolitan pizza cooked in stone ovens, eat-in or take-away.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nikita's Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
65 Ifield Road, Earls Court, Fulham, London SW10 | 2 minutes from Rachel
This Russian restaurant is a lively spot, with a special place reserved in the evening for chilled vodka, of which there is a good selection. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Santa Lucia
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 Hollywood Road, South Kensington, London SW10 | 4 minutes from Rachel
... More
 
 
 
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Education near Rachel

Near Rachel
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Rachel
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 18 minutes from Rachel
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 19 minutes from Rachel
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Rachel gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chel*ski
London > Leisure >
4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, SW6 | 11 minutes from Rachel
London's largest indoor ski training centre, brought to you by the team behind Clip N Climb and located nearby, Chel*Ski ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Clip n Climb Chelsea
London > Leisure >
19 Michael Road, SW6 | 12 minutes from Rachel
Climbing meets theme park at Clip n Climb Chelsea where there are 22 separate challenges from the Jungle Gym to the Skyscraper. Take the Speed Climbing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kayaking London
London > Leisure >
Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 12 minutes from Rachel
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Rachel

The best pubs near London Rachel.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW10 | 7 minutes from Rachel
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lazy Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
18 Farm Lane, Fulham, London SW6 | 8 minutes from Rachel
Where The Farm in Fulham used to be The Lazy Fox has made a den, inviting punters to pull their own pint from their beer wall ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harwood Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 | 9 minutes from Rachel
The Harwood Arms has upped its gastro offering, moving away from being just another west London pub and blossoming into a place where fine food flourishes. ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Rachel

Rachel clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 5 minutes from Rachel
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 6 minutes from Rachel
Taking the speakeasy trend to another level, the Evans & Peel Detective Agency is a bar moonlighting as fully functioning detective company. The basement bar can ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vagabond Wines Fulham
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18-22 Vanston Place, SW6 | 10 minutes from Rachel
The first and original Vagabond , this Fulham wine bar was set up in September 2010 in a former clothes ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Rachel

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Rachel.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 7 minutes from Rachel
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Earls Court Conference and Exhibition Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 8 minutes from Rachel
... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Rachel
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
 

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Dame Elisabeth Frink, Sir Anthony Caro, Sir Antony Gormley and almost every leading British sculptor features in this free exhibition ...More

 
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606 Club 12 minutes walk from Rachel

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Design Museum 17 minutes walk from Rachel

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Design Museum 17 minutes walk from Rachel

Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to ...More

 
Sensational Butterflies
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From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

Natural History Museum 17 minutes walk from Rachel

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
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Science Museum 18 minutes walk from Rachel

We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: ...More

 
Fashioned From Nature
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 20 minutes walk from Rachel

The latest in a series of major fashion exhibitions at the V&A, Fashioned from Nature looks at the complex relationship ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 20 minutes walk from Rachel

A blockbuster spring exhibition, The Future Starts Here sees the V&A look at the power of design in the making ...More

 
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The Victoria and Albert Museum's major fashion exhibition for 2018 puts the spotlight on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her ...More

 

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