About Sarah

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 then trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting and worked in television and theatre for over a decade (click here for more information on Sarah’s acting career).
Sarah's first play, What You Do To People, was showcased at the Hampstead Theatre and led to her position as Writer in Residence of Park Theatre.

Her play Adult Supervision had a sell-out run at Park in 2013 to critical acclaim, following a staged reading (under the title Tonight Is Your Answer) at Theatre Royal Stratford East  starring Tara Fitzgerald.  It was nominated as Best Off-West End Production in the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize.

Sarah has also written a commission for Park Theatre, for which she used the ‘N4 Stories’ project to trawl the local area with a team of actors for stories and characters.  It is currently in pre-production.

Her monologue La Barbe was performed at the Equal Writes event at the Tristan Bates Theatre in 2013.

She was shortlisted for the Adrienne Benham award in 2012.