The only practising Orthodox Jewish woman currently on the UK comedy circuit, Rachel Creeger launches her new UK tour with a bravely funny and captivating show; ‘Hinayni!’.
‘Hinayni! is a biblical word meaning “Behold! Here I am!” It’s also the way Rachel Creeger and her primary school classmates were taught to respond to the register, an intense statement for a six-year-old! This show examines the drive to feel like you are truly visible in the here and now.
Rachel considers how others view her, her innate imposter syndrome and what she must accept as her true self. She compares how she’s introduced at gigs today, with past experiences as a patient with no agency or choice, after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder. Rachel’s carefully crafted comedy is as powerful as it is entertaining, delivering universal truths in a funny, relatable way. She paints a rich, vivid and amusing picture of life in one of Britain’s most private communities, as she questions which tribe she really belongs to, and is pulled between her life as an internationally famous Jewish comedian and an ordinary mum.
Rachel won the coveted Best Comedy Award at the Greater Manchester Fringe 2017 for ‘It’s No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl’, a funny, accessible solo stand up show exploring identity, expectations and rebellion.
Rachel is a regular guest on BBC Radio London, including the Sunny and Shay Saturday night show. Other radio credits include; BBC 3CR, Salford City Radio, Radio Essex’s comedy show ‘Hits and Giggles’ and Resonance FM’s ‘The Other Woman’. She was a script associate on the futuristic comedy sketch show ‘2525’ for BBC Radio4.
Rachel wrote the critically acclaimed West End sensation; ‘An Insomniac’s Guide To Ambulances’ and other stage credits as writer and director include West End and off West End productions and UK tours such as 'Staffroom' and award nominated musical comedy ‘Mancunian Rhapsody’.
Rachel is also a writer for the Jewish Chronicle and Jewish Renaissance magazine, and has been featured in the Jewish News, Jewish Weekly and Jewish Telegraph.
★★★★★ "Bang on form... gags aplenty” Roch Valley Radio