Sarah Rutherford has a first-class degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, and completed a PhD in English (Black Farce in Jacobean and 1960s Theatre) at Edinburgh University alongside a career as an arts journalist and broadcaster. She the trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked as an actor in television and theatre before becoming a writer.
Sarah was Writer in Residence at the Park Theatre, London from its inception until 2016.
Her debut production ADULT SUPERVISION was produced by the Park in October 2013 and directed by the Artistic Director Jez Bond.
Sarah is currently working on a number of original projects for stage and screen.
Stage Readings include:
ALLAH IN NEON Park Theatre
Original stage play developed with the Park Theatre’s N4 Stories project involving a team of actors interviewing over 100 local people and workshopping their stories
WHAT YOU DO TO PEOPLE
Extract of an original stage play performed at Hampstead’s ‘Start Night’
ADULT SUPERVISION The Park Theatre – 8th October to 3rd November 2013
Original stage play
Director: Jez Bond
Nominated for ‘Best Off-West End Production’, Whatsonstage Awards 2014
“A cracking new play… splendidly funny and often downright raucous comedy – a kind of Abigail’s Party for the metropolitan, multicultural 21st century… Adult Supervision is fascinating and frank about racial attitudes and prejudice while also being outrageously funny… dark and often hilarious… A provocative and entertaining evening.” – The Telegraph, ****
‘This is fiercely funny stuff’ – Time Out, ****
“A sparky, modern, well-acted, highly watchable show… Rutherford is a fresh voice’ – Daily Mail, ****
LA BARBE The Salon Orchestra / Cockpit Theatre (August 2012) / Tristan Bates Theatre (March 2013)
Monologue performed as part of The Echo Chamber at the Cockpit
and as part of Equal Writes at Tristan Bates.
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