Observations: One to Watch - Rachel De-lahay, Playwright, 28


"More often than not I could tell you my characters' texting habits and favourite swear-words."

The new queen of urban drama has a lot of fun creating her worlds. Her first full-length play, The Westbridge (formerly SW11), about racial tensions on a London estate, was produced at the Royal Court in 2011. Now she is writing one about immigration and another about interracial adoption.