Sarah Richardson is a theatre-maker who specialises in creating immersive work with and for young children and their families.
Sarah trained as a contemporary dancer at The Laban Centre for Movement & Dance in London before retraining as an actor at Drama Studio London and performing in schools and small scale venues across the UK.
Between 2005 and 2018 Sarah was a member of the New Vic Education team, designing and delivering participatory drama projects for theatres, schools, children's centre and libraries across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. For New Vic Education Sarah created Tale Trail an annual immersive theatre performance for 3-5 year olds and their families which she directed for eight years.
In 2014 Sarah created The Restoration Agency, her first work as an independent theatre-maker. An immersive theatre event designed to be performed in school playgrounds The Restoration Agency made high quality performance accessible to children aged 5-7 and their families in the communities it visited within Stoke-on-Trent.
Sarah was selected as an artist for The Forge, Wild Rumpus’ incubator programme in 2015 and in 2016 gained a place on Arts Connect Professional Development Programme and was mentored by Alexandra Rowse, Creative Producer at Punchdrunk Enrichment.
In 2018 Sarah left the New Vic to concentrate on her work as a director and theatre-maker and set up Filament, an independent production company, with producer Helen Slevin.
Sarah lives in Cheshire with her husband and two young sons.