Sarah Rutherford is a Scottish-born, London-based screenwriter and playwright.
She is a former journalist, attracted to true and nearly-true stories — especially female-led dramas and dark comedies.
Sarah is currently working on TV projects with World Productions, RED Production Company and New Pictures, and on a feature film with Raw.
She is a BAFTA Connect member.
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). Sarah has also worked on R&D projects and readings at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, Out of Joint and Leeds Playhouse.
Her plays are published by Methuen.
3 x 60’ Drama Series
6 x 60′ Returnable Drama Series
RED Production Company
THE GAMES MISTRESS
THE GIRL WHO FELL
Stage Traffic Productions
Directed by Hannah Price
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)
Directed by Jez Bond
with Olivia Poulet, Jacqueline Boatswain, Susannah Doyle, Amy Robbins
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)
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
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