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THEATRE / dark comedy

★★★★★ ‘A highly original, endlessly entertaining piece of theatre’ – The Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘Slinger is utterly terrific, a tour de force’ – LondonTheatre1

Berliner Ensemble Artistic Director Oliver Reese returns to the The Coronet Theatre following his sold-out production of The Tin Drum to adapt and direct cult icon Scott McClanahan‘s darkly comic novel,The Sarah Book.

Sarah is a savage and hilarious one-man show about love and loss in contemporary America. A quick-witted journey of a young couple as they fall in love, begin their life together and then fall apart as the marriage breaks down.

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Slinger (RSC’s The Histories, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) brings to life in this hilarious, unflinching and tragic portrait of a man trying to live the American dream as his world crumbles around him.



Scott – Jonathan Slinger

Director and Adapter – Oliver Reese

Costume Designer – Elina Schnizler

Set & Props Facilitator – Katja Pech

Lighting Designer – Steffen Heinke

Composition – Jörg Gollasch

Musical Adaptation – George Rigby

Casting Director – Helena Palmer CDG

Fight Director – Renny Krupinski

Stage Manager – Nick Graham

Assistant to the Director – Rasa Niurkaitė

Dialect Coach – Edda Sharpe

Props Buyer – Sophie Meikle


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Photo: Hugo Glendinning


Jonathan Slinger
Jonathan Slinger trained at RADA.

Theatre: Caucasian Chalk Circle (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Oleanna (Bath Theatre Royal / West End), Crave (Chichester Festival Theatre), Absolute Hell (National Theatre), Fanny and Alexander (Old Vic), Trouble in Mind (The Coronet Theatre), Plastic (Theatre Royal Bath), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End), Urinetown (St James Theatre / West End), Hamlet (RSC), All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC), The Tempest (RSC), The Comedy of Errors (RSC), Twelfth Night (RSC), The Homecoming (RSC), Macbeth (RSC), Yes Prime Minister (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Gods Weep (RSC / Hampstead Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Young Vic), Richard II (RSC), Richard III (RSC), Henry VI (RSC), Henry V (RSC), Comedy of Errors (RSC), The American Pilot (RSC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Power (National Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi (National Theatre), The Coast of Utopia (National Theatre), Bones (Hampstead Theatre), Medea (Queen’s Theatre), As You Like It (Royal Exchange), Widower’s House (National Theatre & Tour), Dreaming (Royal Exchange), Mother Courage (Contact Theatre), The Winter’s Tape (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Maid’s Tragedy (Shakespeare’s Globe), Romeo & Juliet (New Vic, Stoke), Bouncers (New Vic, Stoke), Richard II (National Theatre), Morning & Evening (Hampstead Theatre), The Machine Workers (National Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Leicester Haymarket)

TV: The Sixth Commandment (BBC), Shadow & Bone (Netflix), Alex Rider (Amazon), The Salisbury Poisonings (BBC), I May Destroy You (BBC), Kiri (Channel 4), Nelson in his Own Words (BBC), Playing Ball (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Adventures of Daniel (BBC), Vexed (BBC), Paradox (BBC), The Bill (ITV), Krod Mandoon (BBC), Hunter (BBC), Hustle (BBC), A Touch of Frost (ITV), Little Dorrit (BBC), Ladies and Gentlemen (ZEE5), The Genius of Beethoven (BBC), To the Ends of the Earth (BBC), Rosemary and Thyme (ITV), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Foyle’s War (ITV), Murder in Suburbia (ITV), Cold Feet (ITV), Out of Hours (BBC), Stick With Me Kid (Disney Channel)

Film: The Taking, Harmony, A Knight’s Tale, Forgive and Forget, The Last September, Spring Awakening.