Sarah Thurstan


Sarah is known for her portrayal of judges and magistrates, in Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders.

Other cameo TV roles include Mrs Brown’s Boys, Tracey Beaker, A & E, Silent Witness, Casualty, The Grand, Prime Suspect. Hollyoaks, Where The Heart Is and Heartbeat.

Sarah has also performed in A Lady of Letters – Talking Heads by Alan Bennett at the Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster, and played Gertrude in Hamlet, and Countess Roussillon in All’s Well That Ends Well in site specific productions at Lancaster Castle.

Sarah currently runs her own Performance Link company taking theatre skills into business, academia and the arts.

Portrait of Sarah Thurston on a dark background
Photographed by Michael Wharley
Performing in:
'Laughter through tears' expresses the heightened emotions running through this one act play. Following the sudden death of her father, Susan rushes home to help her mother and aunt prepare for the funeral. Susan had hoped that his sudden death would finally bring her and her mother a little closer…
"Yes, my mother is angry at me, and she is right, she should be, I am a bad son." Beyond the media. Bear witness and grow our solidarity. "That day in the workshop, as the situation worsened with the sounds of explosions, shots and clashes, I decided to inform the children that we must help each…