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Sarah Tipple

Director

Agent

Katie Haines

Sarah is co-founder of comedy a capella quartet Barbershopera and has directed all their shows to date, two of which have been recorded for BBC Radio 4. Sarah also works as a dramaturg, most recently on Joe Wright’s production of Life of Galileo at the Young Vic.

 

AS DIRECTOR:

 

June 2018

Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel

ENO Studio Live, Lillian Baylis House, London

 

March 2018

Various duologues for third year showcase

Arts Educational Theatre Schools, London

 

December 2017

French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan

Arts Educational Theatre Schools, London

 

June 2017

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

Arts Educational Theatre Schools, London

 

January 2017 – March 2017 & October 2015 – January 2016

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan (Revival Director – Mike Leigh’s production)

English National Opera, Coliseum, London, Grand Theatre, Luxembourg, Site du theatre de, Caen and Saarlandisches Staatstheater Saarbrucken

 

April 2016 – July 2016, Feb 2015 – Mar 2015, Oct 2013 – Dec 2013 & Apr 2012 – May 2012

Madam Butterfly by Puccini (Revival Director – Anthony Minghella’s production)

English National Opera, Coliseum, London & His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Western Australia

 

December 2014 – January 2015

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson (adapted by Georgia Pritchett)

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

 

August 2014 – September 2015

The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

OperaUpClose, Kings Head Theatre, London, and UK tour.

 

January 2014

Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

Arts Educational Theatre Schools, London

 

December 2013 – January 2014

Barbershopera: El Matador by Rob Castell & Tom Sadler, co-created with Sarah Tipple

Drum Theatre, Plymouth & St James Theatre, London

 

January 2013

You Can Still Make A Killing by Nicholas Pierpan

Arts Educational Theatre Schools, London

 

August 2012 – November 2013

Barbershopera; The Three Musketeers by Rob Castell & Tom Sadler, co-created with Sarah Tipple

Pleasance Two, Edinburgh, UK tour, Drum Theatre, Plymouth, & Musical theatre festivals in South Korea & BRNO, Czech Republic

 

July 2011 – October 2015

Dirty Dancing by Eleanor Bergstein (re-directing for tour – originally directed by James Powell)

UK tour, Picadilly Theatre, London & European tour

 

August 2010  – January 2012

Barbershopera: Apocalypse No! By Tom Sadler, Rob Castell & co-created with Sarah Tipple

Pleasance Queen Dome, Edinburgh, rural tour, Drum Theatre, Plymouth & Trafalgar Studios, London

 

March 2010

Couples – verbatim piece edited by Victoria Hume

Drill Hall, London

 

August 2009 – June 2010

Barbershopera; The Barber of Shavingham by Tom Sadler, Rob Castell & co-created with Sarah Tipple

Pleasance Queen Dome, Edinburgh Festival, Trafalgar Studios, London & touring

 

December 2009

Annie Get Your Gun

Clare Studio, Young Vic

 

April 2009

Bay devised by the company

Clare Studio, Young Vic

 

February 2009

Are you OK? Devised by the company

Created for Nabakov as part of Present: Tense, Southwark Playhouse

 

August 2008, December 2008 & December 2010

Barbershopera!  by Tom Sadler, Rob Castell & co-created with Sarah Tipple

Pleasance Beside, Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre503, London, rural tour & Drum Theatre Plymouth

 

January 2008

Mad Funny Just devised by the company

Theatre 503 (Winner of Old Vic New Voices Theatre503 Award)

 

November 2006

Mayfly by Al Smith

Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays

 

March 2005 – October 2005

The Wrong Man by Danny Morrison

Pleasance Theatre, Islington, Edinburgh and Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

 

AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:

 

June 2010 – July 2011

Dirty Dancing by Eleanor Bergstein (Director: James Powell)

Aldwych Theatre

 

AS STAFF DIRECTOR or ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:

 

August 2016 – October 2016

Don Giovanni by Mozart (Director: Richard Jones)

English National Opera

 

March 2015 – May 2015

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sulllivan (Director: Mike Leigh)

English National Opera

 

August 2012 – September 2012

Julietta by Martinu (Director: Richard Jones)

English National Opera

 

March 2012 – May 2012

Elegy for Young Lovers by Henze (Director: Fiona Shaw)

English National Opera & Young Vic

 

August 2009 – October 2009

Turandot by Puccini (Director: Rupert Goold)

English National Opera

 

August 2008 – October 2008

Partenope by Handel (Director: Christopher Alden)

English National Opera

 

July 2007 – September 2007

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (Director: Matthew Dunster)

Young Vic

 

March 2006 – June 2006

Enemies by Maxim Gorky in a new adaptation by David Hare (Director: Michael Attenborough)

Almeida Theatre

 

WORKSHOP:

May & October 2017 – Liver birds: Flying Home (new musical) for James Seabright productions

June 2018 – The (M)other Life (new musical) by Amity Dry for Daniel Sparrow productions

 

TRAINING:

MA Advanced Theatre Practice (Directing) – Central School of Speech and Drama 2003/2004

BA (Hons) English Literature – The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1999/2002

 

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