Screenwriter / Playwright
Credit: Claudia Marinaro
Sarah was born in Leicester and now lives in London. She studied English at Bristol University and took part in the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' and Studio Writers' Groups. The winner of two Peggy Ramsay Foundation Awards and a finalist for the Nick Darke Writers' Award 2016, Sarah's plays include PUNTS (Kuleshov Theatre/Theatre503, published by Bloomsbury), THE SWEETHEARTS (Finborough Theatre, published by Oberon Books and Samuel French), THE NIGHT MY PARENTS WENT AWAY (Milano Theatre Festival) and PILGRIMS (Raise Dark/Etcetera Theatre).
She also has eight original television shows in development: GOOD PHARMA and GUILTY PARTY with Clerkenwell Films, AFTERMATH with Slim Film+Television, UGLY with Playground Entertainment, SENSATION (w/t) with Various Artists Ltd., FOR F**KS SAKE with Salon Pictures, THE LISTENER with Drama Republic/ITV and SPOILED with Benedict Cumberbatch's SunnyMarch Ltd.
PUNTS (Kuleshov/Theatre503) 2017,
playtext available from Bloomsbury
(Vibrant Festival reading, Finborough Theatre) 2016
THE SWEETHEARTS (Finborough Theatre) 2015, playtext available from Oberon Books/Samuel French
THE NIGHT MY PARENTS WENT AWAY (Milano Playwriting Festival) 2015/2016, play for young audiences
THE SWEETHEARTS (Curve Theatre, Leicester/Vibrant Festival reading, Finborough Theatre) 2014
PILGRIMS (Raise Dark/Etcetera Theatre) 2013
BLASPHEMY (Script This/Broadway Theatre, Barking)
WHAT YOU’RE REALLY MISSING (Soho Theatre)
Rehearsed reading as part of their New Generation Event
LOOKING AFTER SONNY (Heat&Light/Hampstead Theatre)
Co-written with Natasha Stallard
FIRING LINE (Start Night/Hampstead Theatre)
THE SHOW WHAT YOU WROTE (BBC Radio 4) 2013
TV / Film
BERYL, 50 KISSES (Living Spirit Pictures/
London Screenwriters Festival) 2013
Short directed by Deepak Verma, for inclusion in feature film directed by Chris Jones (The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook)
Winner of the LSF Audience Award
LET SLEEPING GIRLS LIE (Arts Educational School,
BAFTA Showcase) 2008
"What’s so special about Page’s writing is its delicacy and lightness of tone, as well as its comic sassiness. She manages to gently mix deep emotion with genuine hilarity" Aleks Sierz
"Piercingly insightful." The Stage
"An irresistible, murky new drama from Sarah Page, PUNTS lays bare the power relationships in sex and money." WhatsOnStage
"This is writing at its absolute finest […] Put the writing together with this cast and you have a production that should be winning awards hands down." LondonTheatre1
"Page's script is clever and never banal: when clichés are brought up, it's only so she can wittily challenge and eviscerate." Broadway World
"PUNTS is a thoughtful and powerful play written by Sarah Page […] This play has moments when you laugh heartily and moments when a tear will trickle down your face." Theatre Reviews
★★★★ London City Nights ★★★★ Entertainment Focus
★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★ The National Student
★★★★ Live Theatre UK ★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall
★★★★ Londonist ★★★★ Paul in London
"Unmissable. THE SWEETHEARTS is not a play that succeeds thanks to any one part, but rather a collection of great writing, thought-through direction and brilliant casting. It’s a play I plan to recommend to friends who don’t much care for theatre.
I might go again." Everything Theatre
"A riveting production, a first-rate cast, a strong script, and a credible storyline, THE SWEETHEARTS provides an insightful look at life on the battlefield. This is theatre as it should be: absorbing, perceptive, and above all, entertaining." London Theatre 1
"In its final 10 minutes, the play comes close to touching theatre gold: those electric moments on stage when the walls fall away and every heart in the house is in the mouth." The Arts Desk
"THE SWEETHEARTS is an effortlessly immersive piece. Page has an exceptional gift for dialogue, and each character possesses a unique and intriguing voice." British Theatre
"Page looks to be a playwright of promise." Everything Theatre
"Exceptionally well written and features hilarious, but believable, characters and a plot with a seemingly infinite number of twists and turns. Page is clearly a writer to look out for." One Stop Arts
Dramaturgy / Workshops
Sarah is an experienced script editor and reader, dramaturg and workshop leader with a passion for encouraging underrepresented voices in theatre, film and TV.
Sarah devised and ran the BATTLE LINES programme with Raise Dark Theatre and Kensington & Chelsea Council supporting ex-service personnel to write plays about their experiences of war. This programme culminated with the writers developing their first short play for a performance at the Finborough Theatre.
In 2015-16 Sarah delivered playwriting workshops with Italian adults and teenagers in Milan as part of the Milano Theatre Festival.
Sarah is the Literary Manager of Kuleshov and Raise Dark Theatre Companies. She is an experienced dramaturg/script editor and has worked as a script reader for the Finborough Theatre and Theatre Centre's Adrienne Benham Award.
Sarah is a patron for Four Corners' Film School for All encouraging people from currently under-represented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds to forge successful careers in the film/TV industry.