Sarah works in theatre, film, circus and radio throughout the UK and internationally. She is skilled in composition, orchestration, arrangement and sound design. Current projects include two new musicals and a piece for symphony orchestra. Sarah continues to explore combining soundscapes with live acoustic ensembles and is developing songs and material with children’s choirs and also has an eclectic portfolio of music for children, circus acts and dance.
Sarah is Composer in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company on the Cameron Mackintosh Scheme. To date at the RSC she has composed THE EARTHWORKS and MYTH , TALES FROM OVID , and MUSICAL TRANSFORMATIONS. She has a week of research and development at the RSC for a new musical of William Nicholson’s, THE WIND SINGER , she is composing in collaboration with Teresa Howard (Book and Lyrics).
Other current commissions include:
a new musical, A LINE IN THE SAND , with long term collaborator Gaynor Winstanley (Book and Lyrics) which will be performed with a large cast at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton 2020 as part of the MAYFLOWER 400 project.
Original music, songs for choir and soundscapes for ZARA, an epic outdoor production exploring learning-disability and parenthood. Performances in Bradford April 2019 and London May 2019. Producers are MIND THE GAP in association with WALK THE PLANK .
A specially composed song for HEAR HER SONG, the Canales Project in collaboration with the United Nations Decade of women. A musical celebration of extraordinary women, the project honors the achievements and courageous life choices of distinguished women through new songs inspired by their words. Premiers in the UK spring 2019 with US premieres in Washington DC in May, and New York in June 2019.
A musical soundscape to accompany a photographic exhibition, THE ROAD AHEAD, THE ROAD BEHIND, a project inspired by The Suffragette movement, Chipping Norton Theatre. Sept – Oct 2018
Sarah recently wrote and recorded the music for a two part drama THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL for BBC Radio 4, broadcast in December 2017.
Film score composition includes: A STITCH IN TIME (RSC) 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.