Sarah Hughes is Alan Ayckbourn's casting director, casting all world premieres of his plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, in the West End, at the National Theatre and in America, as well as casting many other productions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. TV work includes 10 years working for the entertainment department of the BBC and extensive freelance work, particularly in TV comedy. Freelance theatre work includes plays for the West Yorkshire Playhouse,Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Northampton, many productions for Frantic Assembly - recently THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, THE BELIEVERS, OTHELLO and LOVESONG, and for Graeae including - recently - REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL, Jack Thorne's THE SECRET LIFE OF SUGAR WATER and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA at the Royal Exchange. She has a focus on working with actors with disabilities and ran the BBC Talent Alert, looking for new Disabled talent all over the UK in order to encourage on-screen representation of disabled actors, and is a teacher on the Central School of Speech and Drama's diploma in Performance Making for actors with learning disabilities. In 2012 she was the Senior Cast Co-ordinator for the London 2012 Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies. 2017 included THE TEMPEST for Stafford Festival, all of the SJT's 2017 casting, the revival of REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL for Graeae, a revival of BY JEEVES for the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness and WE'RE STILL HERE for National Theatre Wales. 2018 so far has included MACBETH for Stafford Festival, the four plays of the 2018 SJT season, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's new play, DISHOOM! for Rifco, and work on the Closing Ceremony of the Great Exhibition of the North. For a more detailed CV please email Sarah at sarahhughescasting@gmail.com.