Sarah Bradley is a graduate of The Independent Theatre Workshop and went on to study Drama and Theatre full time. She graduated with a Masters in Directing from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She is the current co-artistic director of Octopus Soup Theatre Company and regularly directs for this company both in Ireland and the U.K. She has been teaching speech and drama for over ten years and holds a licentiate with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. She was the director to Tom Morris, on his production 'The grinning man' which ran on the West End in London. She was also promoted to Resident Director on this show.
She was awarded the Elsa Roberts Award for Theatre Directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and recently won 'The judges choice award' for her production Fierce notions at the Dublin Fringe festival. Last year she was commended for her direction of ‘Still Here’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, by the Sunday Times National Student Drama Awards. This piece was also nominated for an Edinburgh Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
Sarah assistant directing credits include King Lear (Bristol Old Vic Theatre - Dir. Tom Morris), The Madame McAdams Traveling Theatre by Thomas Killroy (The Bristol Old Vic - Dir. Jenny Stephens), Jumpy by April De Angelis (Theatr Clwyd - Dir. Lisa Spirling) and The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare by Toby Hulse (Redgrave Theatre, Bristol and The Egg Theatre, Bath - Dir. Toby Hulse and Hannah Drake).
Her most recent directing work includes The Dinner party (in association with Druid fuel mentorship program) Fierce Notions (nominated for best ensemble and Winner of the Judges Choice Award, Dublin Fringe Festival), Network Diagnostics (Nominated for Nordic Network Award, Brighton Fringe Festival) Still Here, In a hoop, All that we found here, The Ugly One and Falling.