Sarah was born in Dundee, Scotland. She trained at Chelsea School of Art (Fine Art Sculpture) and Ecole International de Theatre Jacque Lecoq in Paris. She has worked extensively in theatre, both movement and text based. Sarah is a published writer, performer and artist; she has two children and after 30 years in the glorious smoke, she now lives with her family by the sea, in Brighton. Sarah’s first published book, the dramatic text of The Red Chair is published by Bloomsbury Methuen. Thanks to Clod Ensemble and Fuel Theatre The Red Chair is an award-winning solo show, performed by Sarah, directed by Suzy Willson and with music by Paul Clark. Here’s a few nice words about it:
“absolutely extraordinary… perched on the wildest edge between theatre and storytelling”
★★★★ The Scotsman
“highly distinctive dramatic monologue… this Scottish tour is a very welcome celebration of the Scots tongue, storytelling and theatrical performance itself.”
★★★★ The Sunday Herald
“If Wes Anderson were to turn his hand to epic poetry he would have produced something like this… a deliciously surreal tale of laziness, gluttony, dereliction of parental duty and, in the end, love.”
★★★★★ Argus Angel Award Winner, Brighton Festival 2015
“A glorious gutful of grotesques is served up for macabre delectation in Sarah Cameron’s masterful folk tale, told in Auld Scots with a petite soupcon of French. Cameron is a truly mesmerising performer, standing seemingly in a circle of Hell, wild eyes flashing as she spits out rapid fire lyrics limericks and tongue twisting prose like pips.”
★★★★ The List
The Red Chair's first outing was at The Port Eliot Literary Festival as part of House of Fairytales. From November 2015 to April 2016 The Red Chair toured the UK (London shows at Soho Theatre, Stratford Circus and Canada Water Culture Space; The Edinburgh Festival (Summerhall) and Brighton Festival (Dome Studio) - where The Red Chair won an Argus Angel Award - as well other rural and city venues; in March 2017 The Red Chair toured Scotland. Performances include: The Tron Glasgow, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Theatre Royal Dumfries, The Dundee Rep and far-flung village halls from Gairloch to Balintore via Skye and Ullapool (to mention a few).
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Other Clod Ensemble work includes: Under Glass (Autumn Tour 2017) The Lowry Salford, Sadler’s Wells (at Hackney Showroom, London) Attenborough Centre (Brighton) Wales Millennium Centre (Cardiff) An Anatomie in Four Quarters Sadlers Wells (London) The Lowry (Salford Keys) Millennium Centre (Cardiff) ZERO Sadlers Wells (London) Bristol Old Vic Mayfest (Bristol) The Corn Exchange (Brighton Festival) Malvern Theatres (Malvern) Silver Swan Turbine Hall (Tate Modern London) The Red Ladies (National Theatre co-production) Trafalgar Square & National Theatre Forecourt Greed BAC (London) The Pleasance (Edinburgh Festival) & International Tour, For One Night Only BAC (London) Kiss My Echo BAC (London) Lady Grey Purcell Rooms (London)
In June 2015 Sarah performed with Tim Crouch in An Oak Tree at The National Theatre. She was a company member of The Young Vic - which created the award winning Grimm Tales (& International Tour) - for 5 years under the directorship of Tim Supple and Melly Still. Other Young Vic work includes: More Grimm Tales (Broadway & International Tour)) The Jungle Book, As I Lay Dying and Twelfth Night (Olivia); RSC/Young Vic co-production The Comedy of Errors (Adriana) The Other Place
(Stratford) The Young Vic UK & International Tour (including India & Pakistan). Other theatre/installation work includes: Electra (Electra, Theatre Kryptic (Caracas, Venezuela, Quimper, France) A Call In The Night (Leeds Playhouse) directed by Jude Kelly Lipstick Tango directed by Sarah Harper (Croydon Warehouse) Gormenghast, David Glass Ensemble (Lyric Hammersmith, UK Tour) Beulah Land, ICA directed by Lucy Baily) The Last of The Just The Best Tellers Richard de Marco Edinburgh Festival & UK Tour, New End Theatre (London) The Madman & The Nun directed by Olivia Fuches The Duke of Cambridge, London Performance Installation works include: Iraq and Every Other Bloody War (Propeller Island) Watch This Space (Young Vic) and The Toilet Project (The Architecture Association, Public Toilets, Newham) both with Dan Milne & The Space Project TV & Film includes: Alan Partridge Knowing Me, Knowing You (2 episodes BBC TV Talkback productions) The Creatives (BBC TV, talkback) The Sea Watchers by award winning filmmaker Lizzy Oxby.
On the Horizon
* performance installation Iraq and Every Other Bloody War
* two-hander for theatre
* a new Poetry Narrative
* screenplay for The Red Chair
Sarah is currently a volunteering as a tour-guide for Take Shelter at Downs Junior School.
Finding Voice Workshop for art graduates (Reading University June 2018). As part of The Red Chair tour of Scotland, Sarah led Creative Writing Workshops for Clod Ensemble (open to all age groups - participants’ ages ranged from 14 yrs to mid 70’s). In Skye the workshop at the Aros Centre was tailored specifically for a school age group (14/15yrs) “Helen Wright, the Drama teacher at Portree High School, Skye said the workshop that Sarah did with her students on the day before the performance was excellent. In fact, she said it was the best workshop that she had attended with her students, ever.” Also Red Chair movement & writing workshops at Down’s Junior (Brighton). Sarah has also led or assisted in workshops for Clod Ensemble, The Young Vic, Polka Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse (Jude Kelly) and The Royal Shakespeare Company. With School Of Creation Sarah co-led Creative Core workshops with various groups including professors from the London Institute, advertising students and city workers from the corporate sector. Sarah has also created and led sculpture projects for ACAVA (Hammersmith, London) and poetry workshops with Eastside (London), as well as organising and leading workshops with Supernova, now known as House Of Fairytales.