Sarah Wooley is an award winning writer and director working across Radio, TV and Theatre. She was born in Wallasey, Merseyside.
She studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama/Glasgow University, winning the Gordon Bottomley Award and the Bruce Miller Award for directing. After graduation she formed her own theatre company Big Like Texas with Alain Airth.
After directing several of her own productions for the company, she began a career as an assistant director, working with Trevor Nunn, Stephen Daldry, Peter Gill, Di Trevis and Harold Pinter.
It was while working at the National Theatre as a staff director that she started to write.
She has written many plays and series for Radio including the critically acclaimed The National (Radio 4) Victim (Radio 3) 1977 (Radio 4) and Moving Music (Radio 4). In 2020 she won best adaptation at the BBC Audio Drama Awards for her adaptation of Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates.
Her theatre work includes the sell out hit Old Money which opened at the Hampstead Theatre main stage in 2012, starring Maureen Lipman and Tracy Anne Obermann.
Her work for TV includes ‘Under the Concrete, Waiting’ which was written as part of the Coming Up Scheme with Channel 4 and the series ‘Making It’ which is currently in development. She is a graduate on the Channel 4 writers scheme and is currently developing a number of TV projects with independent production companies.