Sarah Meadows | Director
Sarah is an award-winning director and Artistic Director of Longsight Theatre Company. She was a director with the prestigious Old Vic 12 programme and is on the advisory board for Documental Theatre, where she will direct a radio play project for UK prison radio.
Sarah recently developed and directed Bricks by Emma Dennis-Edwards at the Old Vic, set for full scale production in 2022 - cast including Michael Ward (2020 BAFTA winner, Top Boy/Blue Story) and Ross Boatman (Mum, BBC). Sarah will also be taking award-winning Daddy by Camilla Whitehall to Edinburgh Fringe Festival before transferring to the Soho Theatre, having recently directed an extract of it for film with Rory Bremner.
Sarah directed Stephen Laughton's One Jewish Boy at Trafalgar Studios, which is due to commence a UK Tour and NYC transfer.
Other recent credits as director include: One Jewish Boy (Old Red Lion); Leaving Eden by Sophia Chetin-Leuner (Park Theatre); The Fear Of Fear by Stephanie Ridings (Warwick Arts/UK Tour); Alkaline by Stephanie Martin (Park Theatre); You by Mark Wilson (VAULTS Festival); Summer In London by Rikki Beadle-Blair (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Screwed by Kathryn O’Reilly, (Theatre 503 - nominated for Best Director, Off-West End Awards 2016); The Very Perry Show by Kate Perry (San Francisco International Arts Festival); Where Do Little Birds Go? by Camilla Whitehill (UK Tour/VAULT Festival/Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe - People's Choice Award 2015); Mr Incredible by Camilla Whitehill (VAULT/Edinburgh Fringe - winner of Origins Award for Outstanding New Work 2016); You by Mark Wilson (Brighton Fringe - Argus Angel Award, Brighton Fringe Award For Theatre, The Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award 2015).
As associate director: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (dir. Sir Richard Eyre, Theatre Royal Bath/Duke of York's); Admissions by Joshua Harmon (dir. Daniel Aukin, Trafalgar Studios/UK Tour).
As assistant director: The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (dir. Stephen Unwin, Theatre Royal Bath).
In development and staged readings: This Might Not Be It by Sophia Chetin-Leuner (Plaines Plough Women's Award for Playwriting shortlist); Nadya by Chris Dury (Park Theatre, with Michelle Terry & Stephen Tomkinson).
Sarah began her career in Manchester and worked as Assistant to the Executive Producer and Artistic Director John McGrath (National Theatre Wales, Manchester International Festival) at Contact Theatre. Sarah directed many productions across the North West and worked at theatres such as The Library, The Lowry and Bolton Octagon before relocating to London.
Sarah is Artistic Director at Longsight Theatre who develop and produce exciting new work. Sarah has worked across many new writing development schemes and is a highly skilled dramaturg. Sarah has recently curated work at Theatre 503 with Lisa Spirling and was curator and chair of The Kings Cross Award for New Writing.
Sarah has worked and trained with directors such as Sir Richard Eyre, John McGrath, Mike Alfreds, John Burgess, Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, Daniel Aukin, Lindsey Turner and Stephen Unwin.
"Sarah brings great clarity of purpose, intensity and emotional truth to whatever she directs and is brilliant at inspiring actors" (John Burgess, co-founder of The Studio, National Theatre 1982-94)