“Sutcliffe performs with boundless positive energy, poignancy and humour”
Sarah Sutcliffe is an actress, storyteller, community arts leader and filmmaker. She is passionate about the power of stories to change people’s behaviour; through traditional stories we can connect to ancient wisdoms and see ourselves from a new perspective; through the telling and hearing of our own stories we can understand ourselves better and be empowered to make changes. Sarah brings an eclectic mix of skills in performance, storytelling, voice, communication and presentation, as well as bringing an understanding of the many layers of meaning contained in stories, and how we can connect and learn from them.
She is a great listener and intuitive problem solver. She is particularly interested in the power of community, is a member of a popular choir, a keen singer and guitarist and is passionate about the curative power of song and harmony.
She recently conceived, co-wrote and directed a storytelling short film “Life Growing Up” based on the true stories of young people in the UK growing up with HIV. This was the second in a series of short films that she has made that aim to change people’s behaviour through the power of storytelling. The first “The Skin I’m In” told the stories of people living with the skin condition psoriasis. Sarah can be heard narrating on Max Richter’s latest album “Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works” and be seen touring with “The Blue Notebooks”.
Prior to training as an actress at Central School of Speech and Arts in London Sarah was a successful human rights activist after completing a BSc and Masters degree in Development at the London School of Economics.