SARAH

PAGE

Screenwriter / Playwright
Credit: Claudia Marinaro
PUNTS, 2017
 

About

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).

 

Sarah was one of the writers on the BBC's New Talent Hotlist and is an alumni of the 4Screenwriting Programme and BBC's Drama Writers' Programme 2019. She has a number of original television programmes and feature films in development.

Sarah is an experienced script editor/reader, mentor, dramaturg and workshop leader with a passion for encouraging underrepresented voices in theatre, film and TV.

 

Television

SENSATION (Various Artists Limited) 2021,

original 4-part drama, in development

GUILTY PARTY (Clerkenwell Films) 2021,

original comedy drama series, in development

FOR F**KS SAKE (Salon Pictures) 2021,

original comedy drama series, in development

THE LISTENER (Drama Republic/ITV) 2020,

original drama series, script commission

PUNTS (BBC Studios) 2019,

original 4-part drama adapted from Sarah's play

MINE (Cosmopolitan Pictures) 2019,

original drama series, treatment commission

GOOD PHARMA (Clerkenwell Films) 2019,

original comedy drama series, script commission.

Initial idea developed as part of the 

BBC Drama Writers’ Programme 2019

UGLY (BBC3/Playground Entertainment) 2019,

original comedy drama series, script commission

SPOILED (Sunny/March Ltd) 2018,

original drama series, script commission.

Initial idea developed as part of the 

2018 4Screenwriting Programme

Theatre

MRS. WICKHAM (Audible Originals) 2021, in development

 

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

 

Feature Film

HE SAID SHE SAID (Erebus Pictures) 2021, in development

LOSERS WEEPERS (Conker Films) 2021, in development. 

Adapted from Sarah’s play, which was written as part of the Royal Court Theatre’s Studio Writers’ Group.

 
 

Press

PUNTS

"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

THE SWEETHEARTS

★★★★★

"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

PILGRIMS

★★★★

"Page looks to be a playwright of promise." Everything Theatre 

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★★★★

​"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

 

Contact

Represented by:

Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent

Independent Talent Group Ltd
40 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 2RH

+44 (0)20 7636 6565

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