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Sarah Rutherford

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Emily Hickman

Sarah Rutherford is a Scottish-born, London-based playwright and screenwriter.

Her most recent play THE GIRL WHO FELL had a 6-week run at Trafalgar Studios.

She was the inaugural Writer in Residence of Park Theatre, where her play ADULT SUPERVISION was nominated Best Off-West End Production (WhatsOnStage Awards).

She is currently working on TV projects with World Productions and Island Pictures, in collaboration with actor Tanya Moodie.

She is also under commission to write a play for feminist theatre company Scary Little Girls, as well as a major new musical.

Her plays are published by Oberon Books.

Reviews for THE GIRL WHO FELL:
“Surprising, stimulating and touching … unusual and gripping … a unique and resonant drama” (The Times)
“Sensitively written with impressively nimble dialogue” (The Stage)
“Laugh-out-loud funny … Piercing, spellbinding, poignant, powerful” (WhatsOnStage)
“One of the quirkiest, warmest and funniest plays in some time … Refreshingly original” (Gay Times)

Reviews for ADULT SUPERVISION:
“A cracking new play … A splendidly funny and often downright raucous comedy – a kind of Abigail’s Party for the metropolitan, multicultural 21st century. …  Fascinating and frank about racial attitudes and prejudice while also being outrageously funny… A provocative and entertaining evening”   (Telegraph)
“A sparky, modern, well-acted, highly watchable show … Rutherford is a fresh voice”   (Daily Mail)
“Fiercely funny stuff”   (Time Out)

Television:

THE AMAZING MISS A
Single drama — treatment commissioned by World Productions

BLACK LUCE
TV series optioned by Island Pictures

Theatre:

THE GIRL WHO FELL
Trafalgar Studios
Stage Traffic Productions
directed by Hannah Price
with Claire Goose, Navin Chowdhry, Rosie Day

ADULT SUPERVISION
Park Theatre
directed by Jez Bond
with Olivia Poulet, Jacqueline Boatswain, Susannah Doyle, Amy Robbins

LA BARBE (monologue)
Tristan Bates and Cockpit Theatres
Equal Writes/The Salon Orchestra
directed by Hannah Price/Dominic Kelly

Staged readings:

FOLLOWING
Park Theatre
with Hadley Fraser, Charlotte Randle

IN NEON
Park Theatre
directed by Hannah Price

TONIGHT IS YOUR ANSWER 
Theatre Royal Stratford East
directed by Dawn Reid
with Tara Fitzgerald

WHAT YOU DO TO PEOPLE
Hampstead Theatre
directed by Eduardo Barreto

Sarah has also worked on R&D projects/readings at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, Out of Joint and Leeds Playhouse.

She has a first-class degree in English from Oxford University and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University on Black Farce in Jacobean and 1960s Theatre while working as a freelance journalist and broadcaster.  She then trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked as an actor for several years before becoming a playwright and screenwriter.

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