Photo by Scott Rylander, 2018
Sarah is a National Youth Theatre member and has completed many summer intensives including Physical Theatre at RCSSD and Musical Theatre at Arts Educational School. At university she performed in 16 plays with Trinity Players and the Dublin Shakespeare Festival for 3 years. Sarah also completed the Theatre Summit programme which included vocal training with RSC's Alison Bomber and clowning with Raymond Keane.
In her professional career Sarah has attended classes in large and small scale puppetry with Little Angel Theatre and participated in the Journeys course at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith using theatre and puppetry to communicate and create with children with disabilities.
Sarah currently organises all the workshops for Equity W&SW London and participates in two workshops a month including Shakespeare sessions with Alex Thorpe, Polly Findlay, Natasha Nixon, Bruce Gutherie, Lisa Blair and Simon Godwin.
The Scoop 2018
A double bill of The Wizard of Oz and King Arthur
Most recently Sarah performed in the summer season at the Scoop Amphitheatre in London Bridge. She played fierce sword fighting knight Lady Kay and Toto the dog to 800 people a night.
"The very best thing in this show is Sarah Agha as Toto.
She bounds and barks about as a tail-wagging dog with lots of in-your-face London attitude. It’s a fine performance."
Susie Elkin, The Musical Theatre Review
The Sleeper (Anima Theatre Company)
Sarah performed at Amena in The Sleeper at The Space Theatre, The Brighton Fringe and The Stahl. The experimental play by Henry C Kremples was written in the context of the refugee crisis and Sarah used Arabic and English for the role.
"The shining light is Agha’s strong portrayal of the refugee."
Spy in the Stalls, Jonathan Evans
Photos by Roy Tan, 2018
Photos by Henry C Kremples, 2018
(London, Edinburgh, New York)
Sarah starred as Syrian refugee Sayidaa in Quilliam International's production of Deadly Dialogues by Nazish Khan and directed by Jessica Lazar. This four-strong ensemble piece consisted of lots of multi-roling, physical theatre and movement. Over the course of the Edinburgh Fringe the show received 4 star reviews, a nomination for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award and the cast were invited to New York City to perform at Quilliam's launch in America. Prior to the Fringe the show sold out at the Kings Head Theatre in London and Sarah was invited to speak on television for London Live about the experience of working with the world's first counter-extremism organisation and an award-winning creative team.
Photos by Alex Brenner, 2017
Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre)
Soon after graduating Sarah was cast as Nomi, the lead role, in Operation Magic Carpet by Samantha Ellis and directed by Rosamunde Hutt. The play ran for two busy months at the 300-seater theatre in Wimbledon. The dynamic, colourful children's play weaved the stories of the Arabian Nights with the realities of being an Iraqi refugee in Britain. The energetic choreography required Sarah to be trained in stage combat with RC Annie for fight scenes with swords, ropes and wolves!
Photos by Robert Workman, 2015
Sarah is also experienced in immersive and interactive theatre. She played Georgina Stevens in the sell-out run of Virtually Dead by HTC and Bearded Kitten. Through this immersive stage work Sarah utilises her skills in improvisation, singing, stage combat, puppetry and piano. She performed in front of the 10,000 crowd at WeAreFstvl and most recently as Janet in the site-specific immersive show 'Trust Us' for The Princes Trust by Holy Mountain.
New Writing Festivals
Passionate about new writing and collaborating, Sarah has participated in many R&Ds and rehearsed readings. She thoroughly enjoys this process of development and has performed in projects at The Soho Theatre, The Greenwich Theatre, The Playground Theatre, Old Theatre Royal Bath and The Yard Theatre.
St. Christopher at The Greenwich Theatre, Culture Clash
Our Love is Like at Old Theatre Royal Bath, David Shopland