Sarah Rutherford is a Scottish-born, London-based TV writer and playwright.
She is currently in development with World Productions on a BBC single drama, 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).
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.
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… 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