Sarah Llewellyn works in theatre, film, circus, radio and the concert stage throughout the UK and internationally. She is skilled in composition, orchestration, arrangement and sound design.
In 2019 Sarah was commissioned to write the music for ZARA, an epic outdoor production performed at the Piece Hall in Halifax and the Imperial War Museum in London during May 2019; it was produced by MIND THE GAP in association with WALK THE PLANK.
2019 also saw premiers in the US in DC and San Jose of Sarah’s song KAKENYA’S DREAM. A commission for HEAR HER SONG, The Canales Project. A musical collaboration of extraordinary women in collaboration with the United Nations Decade of Women. It premiered in the UK in June and with further US performances in 2019 & 2020.
Sarah has just completed a Residency as Composer at the Royal Shakespeare Company on the Cameron Mackintosh Scheme. She has composed for the theatre productions: THE EARTHWORKS, (by Tom Morton Smith, dir Erica Whyman), MYTH, (by Kirsty Housley and Matt Hartley), TALES FROM OVID (by Amber Hsu, Swan theatre), a chamber concert work TRANSFORMATIONS, (Orchestra of the Swan, Swan Theatre) and RSC film A STITCH IN TIME. Sarah is currently developing her chamber concert piece TRANSFORMATIONS for symphony orchestra and new musical THE WIND SINGER with Teresa Howard.
Other recent commissions include writing and recording the the music for a two part radio drama THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL for BBC RADIO 4, theatre production A TALE OF TWO CITIES, (Chung Ying theatre, Hong Kong The Jockey club Ampitheatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), a musical soundscape to accompany a photographic exhibition, THE ROAD AHEAD, THE ROAD BEHIND, a project inspired by The Suffragette movement, Chipping Norton Theatre and the soundscape of oral testimony voices and music for GREENHAM WOMEN EVERYWHERE, an exhibition produced by Scary Little Girls on tour in 2019.
Film score composition includes: A SHORT EPIC ABOUT LOVE (Told in Pictures), OSCAR AND JIM (Anchovy Pictures), CONTEMPT OF CONSCIENCE TIME (Clarity Productions), REACH ANOTHER FOUNDATION charity.
Sarah worked for 5 years as composer and musical director for GIFFORDS CIRCUS: WAR AND PEACE THE MUSICAL , THE SATURDAY BOOK , YASMINE A MUSICAL and CARAVAN. She has also written for productions with FAIRBANKS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE ALASKA (MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA and HENRY V), RED SHIFT THEATRE productions (THE FALL OF MAN and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING)and BRITANNICUS (by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Wiltons Music Hall).
Sarah set up her London based creative music company Tonal (ww.tonal.org.uk) in 2004 and regularly writes for and collaborates with the Tonal Ensemble. To mark 10 years of the company she released her own album ‘10’ in collaboration with French singer/songwriter, Claire Barbier.