'Getting To Know...'

Sarah Richardson, writer and actor

Sarah Richardson.

Sarah Richardson.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The return to the rehearsal room.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

The person who invented the slanket

Which living person do you most admire?

Jameela Jamil.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My lack of wings.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Spice bags.

What is your favourite journey?

First draft to last draft.

On what occasion do you lie?

When I sleep.

Which living person do you most despise?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

The destruction of the patriarchy.

When and where were you happiest?

First drink post show.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To shapeshift.

What is your current state of mind?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Writing my own show.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

An elephant.

What is your most treasured possession?

My adult colouring book.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Closed mind and closed heart.

What is your favourite occupation?


What is the quality you most like in a man?

His Feminism.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Who are your favourite writers?

Caryl Churchill, Duncan Macmillan.

What is your motto?


Sarah Richardson's first play, GirlPlay, premiered at the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival and, before the pandemic, was due to appear at the Galway Theatre Festival and in London. Currently, she is working on the digital version of GirlPlay for Stockholm Fringe.


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