Sarah McDonald-Hughes



Maeve Bolger

Sarah is Co-Artistic Director of Monkeywood Theatre, with whom she is currently developing new projects. She is a core member of The Archers writing team.

TV Credits

‘Telling stories’, ep 8 s2

DOCTORS, BBC 2015 – 2019
Numerous episodes

Theatre Credits: 

STREET PARTY – seed commission by Sphinx Theatre as part of Sphinx 30 2022

TURBINES – Paines Plough/Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 2019

TRIAL – Monkeywood Theatre/Octagon Bolton 2018

THE MANCHESTER PROJECT – Monkeywood Theate/HOME MCR/National Theatre 2018/2019

SHERBET (co written with Curtis Cole) – Octagon Bolton 2018
Winner of the 2017 National Octagon Prize

HOW TO BE A KID – Paines Plough Roundabout Season, Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd, Orange Tree 2017
Winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences

BLACKOUT – Dukes Theatre Lancaster 2017

MULTI STORY – Monkeywood Theatre/Octagon Bolton 2016
Nominated for Manchester Theatre Award 2017

BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM – Monkeywood Theatre/The Lowry 2015

RATBAGS – Monkeywood Theatre 2015
Rehearsed reading, Royal Exchange Studio

FLESH – Monkeywood Theatre in association with the Royal Exchange 2013/14
Nominated Best New Play, Manchester Theatre Awards 2014

A WONDROUS PLACE – Liverpool Unity/Sheffield Crucible/Northern Stage/Royal Exchange 2013

THE NORTH – Royal Exchange Studio 2012

ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE – Monkeywood Theatre 2011/12
Nominated Best New Play, Manchester Theatre Awards 2011

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR – Royal Exchange Studio 2011
Rehearsed reading

COME TO WHERE I’M FROM – Paines Plough/Royal Exchange 2010
Short play

MAINE ROAD – Monkeywood Theatre/tour 2010

LAST ORDERS – Monkeywood Theatre/Royal Exchange/Library Theatre/Contact 2009/2011
Nominated Best New Play, Manchester Theatre Awards 2011

A SONG FOR THE LOVERS – Monkeywood Theatre 2006/2008
24:7 Theatre Festival/The Lowry Studio

NIGHT TRAIN – Action Transport Theatre 2007/08


Radio Credits:

The Archers (BBC Radio 4) 2018 – present
Member of writing team

The Dare Game (CBBC) 2020
Adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s book for podcast series

The Story of Tracy Beaker (CBBC) 2020
Adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s book for podcast series

Blind School (BBC Radio 4) 2019
Co-written with Mandy Redvers-Rowe

A Roof Over Our Heads – FROM FACT TO FICTION (BBC Radio 4) 2015

Dad  (BBC Radio 4) 2014

Take Me to Redcar (BBC Radio 4) 2012

Maine Road  (BBC Radio 4) 2010


National Octagon Prize 2017

Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2009

Nominated ‘Best New Play’ Manchester Theatre Awards 2011 & 2014

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