I am a writer, director and performer, working across genres to create interactive theatre, cabaret and immersive experience. Mostly self-producing, I am passionate about community and connection through the live event.
My work has taken me around the world from international festivals to intimate local gatherings and I am keen to develop a series of ‘Living Room Concerts’ to bring art to people in their own spaces, including retirement homes.
I have been fortunate enough to find an amazing group of fellow practitioners to share my journey with in 'The Authentic Artist' and have specialised recently in facilitating personal story-telling with older artists.
I love the rich diversity of my creative life and use dance, improvisation, written text and music to develop pieces, whether the end result is to be performed in conventional venues or pop-up stages.
I am proud to be part of London’s thriving and diverse cabaret and performance art scenes and regularly contribute new work to the David Lynch night, ‘The Double R’ at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club as well as guesting with wonderful originators like David Hoyle, Clementine The Living Fashion Doll, Marcus Reeves, Nathan Evans and Desmond O’Connor.
I am co-creating a new theatre piece with Lynn Ruth Miller, (an 84 year old story-teller who began performing at the age of 70) about rage, age and ambition and directing a two-handed immersive play, 'Honey's Happening' for the Edinburgh Fringe.
With my long-term writing partner Michael Roulston (www.roulstonandyoung.co.uk) I have written a French Grand Guignol musical which will be workshopped in the Autumn.
I have also just starting preparations on a performance art piece about Kate Bush and a play about Anchorite nuns, both for Edinburgh 2019.
I regularly appear in cabaret as part of the Black Cat Salon Des Artistes and gig around the UK. For dates please visit my website.
Directing & co-writing includes: Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet (Edinburgh Fringe, UK and International Tour); Miss-Leading Ladies (St James Studio); Honey’s Happening (Edinburgh Fringe); Hooray For Love and Nicky Gainer’s Empty Nest (Edinburgh Fringe, Pheasantry and International Tour); Graffiti Voices (Resident Director and Choreographer); Singers Cabaret Workshop (Guest Director); All That Jazz (Soho Revue Bar). Sarah-Louise has coached cabaret performers and actors one-to-one for the past twenty years, alongside her own acting career.
Performing & co-writing includes: Julie Madly Deeply (West End, Australia, Canada, UK Tour); The Terror Season (Soho Theatre and Southwark Playhouse) La Poule Plombée: Je Regrette!, Cabaret Whore, Cabaret Whore Encore!, Cabaret Whore More! More! More! and Cabaret Whore; Her Finest hour (Soho Theatre, UK and International Tours including Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Off-Broadway); Fascinating Aida (UK Tour and West End); Songs For Cynics, Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots), Two Faced (The Crazy Coqs, St. James Studio and Edinburgh Fringe), Black Cat Cabaret (Café de Paris and Café Royal); Prospero’s Tavern (London Wonderground), Sarah-Louise appears regularly on the London cabaret scene (including The Matcham Room, London Hippodrome, The Pheasantry, The Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall and The Pigalle Club). She is also a member of award-winning improvised musical, The Showstoppers (West End, South Bank, Edinburgh, UK Tour, BBC Radio 4).
Additional songwriting credits include: writing with Fascinating Aida; Marcel Lucont; Ophelia Bitz; Clementine Living Fashion Doll and TO&ST winner, Lynn Ruth Miller.
Awards include: The Stage Award, Best Musical Variety Act (London Cabaret Awards), Argus Angel Winner, Latest 7: Best Cabaret, Time Out Top 10 Cabaret Acts, Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit Of The Fringe.
Twitter: @SlyTheatreMaker @CabaretWhore