Sarah-Ann Macdonald

  • Actor
    Female / County- Lincolnshire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    46 - 54
    Height
    5' 2" (1m 59cm)
    Weight
    8st. 11lb (56kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Slim

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Sister in a monologue called ' You Want to Know why'.
Online / Digital
The Compendium 2
Chase Johnston-Lynch
Make It Write and Big Condo productions.
On line Podcast. with Make it Write and Big Condo.
2020Estate Agent
Online / Digital
Their Painful Second Album.
Colin Hives
Grubby House Productions
On line
2020The White Lady ( Ghost of Tattershall Castle)
Film (Short)
Yallery Brown and the Hunt for the Lincoln Imp
Maria Bates
Beyond Boundaries Theatre
On line and on location in Lincolnshire for the SO Festival.
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    Post Graduate ActingHertfordshire Theatre School
    1990BA (Hons) DramaRoehampton University (Institute of Higher Education)

    Additional Skills

    I can ride a horse up to a canter.

    I can play an acoustic guitar.

    I can ride a uni-cycle.

    Additional Information

    I can sing and am a Soprano in one of the counties most prolific choirs.

    I run fundraising activities for a variety of charities, most notably- Kidney Research Uk.

    About me

    Hi, I am an actor and drama educator living in Lincolnshire. Having been a professional actor in my twenties, and taking a break for a number of reasons, I am yearning to get back to performance. I am passionate about theatre and its capacity to reach out to others and am an advocate for the arts (particularly but not exclusively in an educational setting) and whilst most of my work has been in TIE or of a family friendly nature, I am very excited and enthused to be branching out and to see what I can do! With age has come experience and confidence and I am building upon existing skills to collaborate on a range of different digital and theatre projects, as actor, director and writer. I spent a long time teaching Drama and English in a variety of state and independent schools, running numerous productions. I have never lost my yearning to return to the stage and I now feel ready to take the next step and become a committed, full time actor, who wants to help re-build our struggling industry.

    I am confident in my vocal skills and am particularly interested in voice over work. I have been performing locally in community theatre, as well as doing a lot of online work recently. My most recent work has been with a company who set themselves up during Covid and produced a socially distanced educational film entitled ' for the SOfestival in Lincolnshire. I am hoping to form a new theatre company within the next couple of years to reach a wide range of audiences with new writing for a potential 'new normal'.

    Within the last five years, I have been involved in a number of both school and community projects a particularly successful one being with Blackbird support group in Louth, running a theatre workshop with a group of adults with learning difficulties and some students from a secondary school. My combined skill set of acting and teaching made this a worthwhile and successful venture, one which many people benefitted from and which I hope to repeat when we are able.

    Acting experience

    I started acting professionally at the age of 22 after graduating from Hertfordshire Theatre school with a Diploma in Acting and Musical Theatre, and LAMDA Verse and Prose Speaking Silver and Gold Medals (Distinction and Honours) preceded by a BA(Hons) degree in Drama and English from Roehampton University.

    My first job as a professional actor was with a small scale company who toured the west midlands with a pantomime. We visited an array of schools and social clubs with an engaging and versatile version of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. I was also company manager and had responsibility for liaising with venue managers and ensuring the well being of the company.

    After this I performed in a variety of festivals in Shrewsbury and Dorset, with a devised piece based on true experiences of World War One Soldiers, this was a community project..

    I then formed my own theatre company called 'Footlights'. We toured Bedfordshire schools and Liverpool colleges with several two-handers including ' Bar and Ger' by Geraldine Mckewon and 'Summer With Monika' based on the Roger McGough poem.

    My roles over the years have included:

    •Celia in ‘As You Like It’. Roehampton University.

    •Titania in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Dunstable schools tour and tour to Germany.

    •Maid in ‘A Servant of Two Masters’- Dunstable Little Theatre.

    •High Class lady in ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ by Bertolt Brecht- Dunstable Little Theatre.

    •Banquo and Mavis in ‘The Farnsdale Avenue, Townswomen’s Guild, Dramatic society production of ‘Macbeth’.

    •Celia in ‘As You Like It’. Roehampton University.

    •Swing in ‘Sweet Charity’.

    •Sister Felicity in ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ - performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Cambridge Theatre Festival.

    Jackie in Hayfever at Bedford Swan Theatre.

    Sheila in 'An Inspector Calls' at Bedford Theatre.

    Various in 'The Old Curiosity Shop' Kingsbridge Players.

    Recent credits include:

    With Beyond Boundaries Theatre company:

    The Mad March Hare and Magpie in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

    The Magistrate and various animals in ‘Wind in the Willows’

    Lady Perrault in ‘After the Ball’ and ‘The Mother’ in I-Pod.

    Hecate in Macbeth.

    The White Lady in ‘Yallery Brown and the hunt for the Lincoln Imp’ for the Sofa festival.

    Other:

    'Stories with Sarah- my YOutube storytelling channel for a range of ages.

    Various On -line pieces with 'Make it Write' 'The Big Condo' radio station and 'Grubby House' productions in the North West.

    - Various writing collaborations for local touring on World War Two themes ( intended for performance to mark 70 years since VE day, postponed until next year).

    Current training:

    Gravy for the brain voice work.

    Lockdown Acting Intensive with Brian Timoney.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    • Recorder
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • Californian
    • Canadian
    • Mexico
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Professional
    • Wholesome
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Canadian
    • Dublin
    • Polish
    • Swedish
    • West-Indian
    Interested in
    • Acting Auditions
    • Children's Theatre
    • Comedy
    • Community Outreach
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Extra/Background Artist
    • Hosting/Presenting
    • Improvisation
    • New Writing
    • Radio
    • Recording
    • Shakespeare
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    • Webseries/Internet
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cardiff
    • Cockney
    • Cumbrian
    • Edinburgh
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Geordie
    • Glasgow
    • Grimsby
    • Hull
    • Leicester
    • Lincoln
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Londonderry
    • Luton
    • Manchester
    • Midlands, East
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Nottingham
    • Scottish - General
    • Welsh - General
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Contemporary
    • Country/Line Dancing
    • Rock & Roll
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Children's Theatre
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Panto
    • Shakespeare
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Additional Skills
    • Actor
    • Horse Riding
    • Indian Head Massage