Sarah Rutherford is a Scottish-born, London-based playwright and screenwriter.
She is currently working with World Productions on a single TV drama commissioned by the BBC, and with RED Production Company on an original series.
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).
Her plays are published by Methuen.
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 … Rutherford’s dark and often hilarious comedy has far more bite, and revealing insight than David Mamet’s recent play on similar themes, Race … 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)
★★★★ “Hilariously provocative … Adult Supervision comes highly recommended, and if there is one thing to do this month to celebrate Black History, this could well be it” (The Upcoming)
★★★★ “A brilliantly claustrophobic comedy … A thought-provoking piece which entertains as much as it exposes … A hugely entertaining piece of drama … A tight script and a strong cast” (One Stop Arts)
THE AMAZING MISS A
Single Drama – commissioned by the BBC/World Productions.
THE GIRL WHO FELL
Stage Traffic Productions
directed by Hannah Price
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
with Hadley Fraser, Charlotte Randle
directed by Hannah Price
TONIGHT IS YOUR ANSWER
Theatre Royal Stratford East
directed by Dawn Reid
with Tara Fitzgerald
WHAT YOU DO TO PEOPLE
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.
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