Sarah Quinney graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2001 having trained in theatre. She has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Hippodrome, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Northern Stage amongst others, in addition to assisting several top lighting designers throughout the UK. Her own lighting designs include Mary Seacole for Gye Nyame, Emergence-See for Assembly Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Tea Without Mother for the National Student Drama Festival (Bilbao and Brno), and City of Sonnets and A Place Called Milan for Northern Stage, Silence of Snow (Midnight Bell Productions), and Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope (Seabright Productions)
Sarah has worked many seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, predominantly as a Technical Stage Manager, but also was Deputy Stage Manager for Steven Berkoff’s Oedipus in 2011. In 2012 she was the lighting designer and Company Stage Manager on the international tour of Miriam Margolyes’ Dickens’ Women, travelling to the US and Canada.
She has worked extensively as a freelance lighting technician and designer, and has re-lit a number of shows, including George Orwell’s Animal Farm for Northern Stage on tour in Romania, and Shaking Cecelia for NSDF in Amsterdam and Brussels. She has toured with Scamp Theatre’s productions of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful and Stick Man, based on the book by Julia Donaldson, which included a residency at Sydney Opera House. Most recently Sarah was the Stage Manager for In The Heights and The Railway Children, both at King’s Cross Theatre.