Sarah Hanly is a playwright from Dublin, now based in London. She recently gained a Master’s Degree in Performance (Acting) from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with Distinction. Sarah wrote and performed her first play PURPLE SNOWFLAKES AND TITTY WANKS during her training and since leaving Mountview in August 2017, the play has been showcased at The Leicester Square Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Above the Arts Theatre and Theatre N16. The play received five star reviews and was picked as one of Miro Magazine’s Top Ten Five Star Shows of Theatre in 2017. The play explores themes of mental health and has had a positive reception from the UK’s leading eating disorder charity, BEAT. Sarah and her director, Alice Fitzgerald are looking forward to its first full run at a theatre in London in the near future. This will coincide with publication of the play from Samuel French. Sarah's next play, set in Ireland during the War of Independence, has been awarded the Pinter Commission 2019 by the Royal Court Theatre. Sarah is also developing a script for TV.