Sarah Bradley has recently graduated with a Masters in Theatre Directing from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded the Elsa Roberts Award for Theatre Directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and recently received a commendation for directing Still Here by the Sunday Times National Student Drama Awards
She is a qualified drama teacher and facilitator for the Irish board of Speech and Drama (Diploma of Associate) and in 2013 became a licentiate. She has worked with a multitude of youth theatre groups in both Ireland and England. For a number of years she worked closely with The Independent Youth Theatre and was a member of its committee, looking after the day to day running of the group. She is the current artistic director of Octopus Soup Theatre Company and regularly directs for this company both in Ireland and the U.K. Sarah has a passion for puppetry and often uses it in her work. She studied marionette puppet carving and manipulation in Prague. Her background in dance and musical theatre also influnece much of her work.
Her directing credits include; Still Here, The Ugly One, Falling, Dragon Scales, Drama Baby, Noodle, Pronoun, This is it, Debris, A Talent For Lying, Paudie, Grace and Maggie , The Winter’s Tale, Chatroom, From Ceili to Cu*T, SHOT, A Midsummer Fairy and Sexy Monologues.
Sarah's assistant directing credits include: King Lear at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre (Dir. Tom Morris), Jumpy at Theatr Clwyd (Dir. Lisa Spirling) The Madame McAdams Traveling Theatre at the Bristol Old Vic (Dir. Jenny Stephens) and The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare at the Redgrave Theatre, Bristol and The Egg Theatre, Bath (Dir. Toby Hulse and Hannah Drake).
‘Sarah Bradley has set a high standard to start. She has crafted a work that pitches its tone and its performances somewhere between the primary colour verve of Dick Tracy and Ionesco’s theatre of the absurd (…) Bradley uses her showcase as a great calling card. What could feel superfluous in other hands feels confidently right in hers’. ★★★★ http://www.thereviewshub.com/the-ugly-one-alma-tavern-theatre/
Theatre Directing - Masters - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Drama and Theatre Studies - B.A - Trinity College Dublin
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
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