Sarah Penney

Senior Producer

Sarah is responsible for the development, planning and delivery of our creative projects, overseeing the creative, production and marketing teams, working with partners, funders and venues.

Sarah joined Middle Child as interim senior producer in early 2023 and became permanent in September 2023.

She is the previous producer for Absolutely Cultured, part of fierce, feminist, fun company The Roaring Girls and chair of Hull-based charity Concrete Youth.

Sarah has worked on large-scale outdoor projects, theatre productions, visual arts exhibitions, community engagement programmes and more, managing budgets of up to £200,000 and creative teams of up to fifty people. Her producing ethos has transparency, integrity, wellbeing and kindness at its core.

Credits include Helen by Maureen Lennon at Theatre503, Luminarium for Absolutely Cultured, Advocacy in Action for Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme, I am a Sexy Cat Woman Performing the Miracle of Life by Lily Williams, we used to be closer than this for Middle Child Theatre, PRSF New Music Biennial at Southbank Centre, The Witching Hour for Periplum and The Collective for Silent Uproar.