Sara Topham

Shaking Up Shakespeare Interviewee

Most recently: Sally in Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt (Winner 4 Tony Awards) On Broadway directed by Patrick Marber. Also on Broadway: Cecily in Travesties, and Gwendolyn in The Importance Of Being Earnest. Also in New York: Beatrice-Joanna in The Changeling Off-Broadway (Red Bull Theatre). Selected roles at The Stratford Festival of Canada include Shakespeare’s Juliet, Rosalind, Cordelia, Olivia, Jessica, Diana, Anne Boleyn, Princess Katherine, Elizabeth/Robyn in Serving Elizabeth, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Célimène in The Misanthrope, Wendy in Peter Pan, Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons, Laurencia in Fuente Ovejuna, Mabel in An Ideal Husband, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Grace inLondon Assurance, Brooke in Noises Off, Cassandra in Agamemnon, Dot in The Swanne (Part II). Selected roles at The Shaw Festival include the title role in Saint Joan, and Ann Whitefield in Man And Superman. In London: Mrs Van Buren in the UK premiere of Intimate Apparel,Dorothy in the World Premiere of Love Me Do. Elsewhere: Ariel in The Tempest and Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC (Also on tour Macau, China), and Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Elsewhere: Cecily in Travesties (McCarter Theatre), Mrs. Elvested in Hedda Gabler and Miranda in The Tempest (Hartford Stage), The Governess in The Turn Of The Screw (Belfry Theatre), Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Neptune Theatre), and Rachel Peabody in Eloise At Christmastime for Disney. She also teaches acting in the Classical Studio at NYU in New York and in The Shakespeare & Performance Program at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, and is a regular guest teacher in programs all over Canada and the US.