Sarah Punshon

Sarah is founder and Artistic Director of One Tenth Human, collaborating with artists, scientists and children to create innovative arts-science adventures (“really great children’s theatre” Maddy Costa, Exeunt). One Tenth Human’s projects include Arthur, a solo-and-a-half show performed by Daniel Bye and his 4 month old baby, which won a Scotsman Fringe First 2019, and We’re Stuck!, commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall & Z-arts, starring Seiriol Davies as “Dr Ernest Volcano” and his robotic twin, “Volcano-bot”. Find out more at


Sarah’s other writing and directing for young audiences includes Hattie Naylor’s unique take on The Three Musketeers (nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Production for Children and Young People 2018), as well as several critically acclaimed and hugely popular Christmas shows for The Dukes Lancaster (“this is children’s theatre of the highest quality” Northern Soul).


Sarah trained at Cambridge University, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, on the Regional Theatres Young Directors Scheme (West Yorkshire Playhouse 2003-2005) and on the BBC Drama Directors Academy (2006). She was a Clore Leadership Fellow 2010/11, mentored by Sir Richard Eyre. She was Artistic Director of The Dukes Lancaster 2017-2019.