Sarah Punshon

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Sarah Punshon

Sarah will take over as Artistic Director of Duke's Playhouse in Lancaster this year.

Sarah trained as a theatre director at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and at the West Yorkshire Playhouse under the Channel 4 Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. She now directs for theatre and television, and creates quirky live events for venues such as Manchester Museum and the Wellcome Collection. She was a 2010 Clore Leadership Fellow. She has taken over the Wellcome Collection with a carnival of human error, and Manchester Museum with a choral performance involving more than 100 community performers. She has directed more than 25 hours of television drama including EastEnders, Doctors and Shameless. She recently co-wrote and directed the first ever stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s thriller The Secret Adversary (Watermill Theatre & Eleanor Lloyd Productions). Other theatre directing includes: Gaslight (New Vic Theatre), How To Occupy An Oil Rig (Northern Stage at St Stephens), The Lady in the Van (Salisbury Playhouse), Don’t You Leave Me Here (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Frozen (Theatre by the Lake), And A Nightingale Sang (New Vic Theatre / Oldham Coliseum).

www.sarahpunshon.co.uk