Sarah Rutherford is a Scottish-born, London-based playwright and screenwriter.
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).
She has a first-class degree in English from Oxford University and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University on Black Farce in Jacobean and 1960s Theatre
while working as a freelance journalist and broadcaster. She then trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked as an actor before becoming a playwright and screenwriter.
Sarah is currently under commission to feminist theatre company Scary Little Girls.
She is also working on a number of film and TV projects, and is one half of 2not2 Productions with actor Tanya Moodie.
Her plays are published by Oberon Books.
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… 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
Other plays include Hybrid Vigour, In Neon
and What You Do To People
Sarah is currently under commission to feminist theatre company Scary Little Girls, and is working on a number of film and TV projects.