Sarah McDonald-Hughes

Sarah McDonald-Hughes
HOW TO BE A KID

Writer

Sarah is Co-Artistic Director of Monkeywood Theatre. She is a graduate of the Royal Exchange Theatre’s young writers programme and was one of ten writers chosen by North West Vision & Media to develop and write a feature film screenplay in 2011. She also participated in the BBC DOCTORS Shadow Scheme in 2014. 

 Theatre Credits:

ONLY FOOTBALL – BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM (Monkeywood Theatre/The Lowry) 2015

RATBAGS (Monkeywood Theatre) 2015

Rehearsed reading at Royal Exchange Studio

ONE DIRECTION  (The Lowry) 2014

Short play for ‘The C Project’

THE QUEEN IS DEAD  (Footlights Theatre) 2014

FLESH (Monkeywood Theatre in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre) 2013

Nominated for Best New Play, Manchester Theatre Awards 2013

ELECTRICITY  (Liverpool Unity/Sheffield Crucible/Northern Stage/Royal Exchange) 2013

Commissioned by Northern Spirit for A WONDROUS PLACE

OUR PALS  (Royal Exchange Theatre/New Charter Housing Community Project ) 2013

SALISBURY STREET (Box of Tricks Theatre/Liverpool Everyman) 2012

Short play commissioned for Picture a City, Everyword Festival

THE NORTH (Royal Exchange Theatre) 2012

Commissioned for the Young People’s Theatre Workshop

SCATTERED (24:7 Theatre Festival)

Short play commissioned for the 24 Hour Plays event

 ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE  (Monkeywood Theatre) 2011& 2012

Nominated for Best New Play, Manchester Theatre Awards 2011

STREETS ABOVE (Banter Media) 2011

Five minute teaser script for online drama

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre) 2011, dir. Sam Pritchard

Rehearsed reading

COME TO WHERE I'M FROM (Paines Plough/Royal Exchange Theatre) 2010

Short play

MAINE ROAD (Monkeywood Theatre/tour) 2010

LAST ORDERS (Monkeywood Theatre/Royal Exchange Theatre)2009

Short play commissioned for the PUB season

Subsequently programmed for the Library Theatre’s Re:play season and performed at Contact Theatre in 2011

Nominated for Best New Play, Manchester Theatre Awards 2011

A SONG FOR THE LOVERS ­(Monkeywood Theatre) 2006

Performed at the 24:7 Theatre Festival

Subsequently programmed and produced at The Lowry in 2008

SCRATCHES IN THE EARTH (Action Transport Theatre) 2008

Site specific promenade production written with five other writers

NIGHT TRAIN (Action Transport Theatre Company) 2007 – 2008

Writer/actor on this collectively written play about children in care and running away

THE TREE (Action Transport Theatre Company) 2007

Short play written for the Crock Project

Radio Credits:

 A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS – FROM FACT TO FICTION (BBC Radio 4) 2015

DAD (BBC Radio 4) 2014

TAKE ME TO REDCAR (BBC Radio 4) 2012

MAINE ROAD (BBC Radio 4) 2010