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.
Current commissions include: ZARA, an epic outdoor production, produced by MIND THE GAP in association with WALK THE PLANK, performances are in Bradford and London in Spring 2019. A LINE IN THE SAND a new musical, with long term collaborator Gaynor Winstanley (book and lyrics), which will be performed at the MAYFLOWER THEATRE Southampton 2020 as part of the MAYFLOWER 400 project. HEAR HER SONG a specially composed song for the Canales Project in collaboration with the United Nations Decade of Women. A musical celebration of extraordinary women, it permieres in the UK spring 2019 and US premieres in Washington DC in May and New York in June 2019.
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.
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.