Sarah Bawler trained as an actress at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire for Scotland. Since graduating, Sarah has worked as a professional director, focusing on open air productions and immersive theatre including productions for Everyman Open Air Theatre such as the Adventures of Robin Hood, Treasure Island, Richard II, King Lear and Hamlet.
Sarah works extensively with young people and undergraduates all over Wales in a number of college and FE settings.
In 2013, she directed a piece at the National Student Drama Festival which went on to win the Sunday Times Award. She has been a producer on the Tiddly Prom at St Davids Hall and has directed as part of NT Connections several times.
Professional acting work includes National Theatre Wales’ city-wide production of City of the Unexpected (a celebration of Roald Dahl’s writing) directed by Nigel Jamieson. She has also worked with the RSC’s Michael Corbidge in the one woman show Tick! as part of the Reduced Womanhood Season.
Sarah spent five years working for the then Lloyds TSB Bank as a trainer running team building, public speaking and confidence workshops.
Serena spent many happy years as a part time English and Drama teacher in secondary schools whilst also touring with comedy improvisation troupe, Slow Genius, playing corporate gigs and festivals such as Green Man and the Edinburgh Fringe.
She gained her Equity Card in 2009 and has acted professionally since. Her most recent television credits include an advert for O2 and a voice over for a forthcoming BBC Wales documentary.
For the past 4 years she has been assistant director for Hijinx Theatre’s community branch, Odyssey, facilitating workshops for young people with additional needs which culminate in performances at the Wales Millennium Centre.
Serena studied creative writing as part of her degree and has led creative writing summer schools for 9-13 year olds for the past 3 years. Her writing for theatre has been performed at events by National Theatre Wales and at the Edinburgh Festival.
For five years Serena facilitated presentations by 'More Able and Talented' pupils at the annual conference at Bath University this involved scripting, music, song, poetry and movement.
Sarah and Serena both sing and play piano and guitar respectively. They have collaborated on the writing of three musical comedies.