Sarah Amankwah: National Theatre Wales

Date - 1 March, 2013, Opening Nights Theatre

Sarah Amankwah performs in De Gabay, Somalian for ‘The Poem’. The project is the first production of the National Theatre of Wales, Summer Season. It takes the form of a live-streamed event and is a three-day, site-specific exploration of the Butetown area of Cardiff, focusing on the lives of its young Somali poets and the generations that came before them. The cast and crew include members of the local community – one of the largest Somali communities outside Somalia.

The performance fittingly begins on St David’s day and audiences in Butetown will move from private living rooms to wide boulevards. This is an interactive piece, the event can be followed via a fictional hyper-local blog created by a team of local bloggers that report on all the action as it happens during the event.


Sarah Amankwah trained at the Manchester School of Theatre. She is part of Shakespeare's Globes first repertory company, The Globe Ensemble.

Theatre credits include Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe, The Crucible and The Skriker at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and she played Shenzi in The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre. She played Filch in the National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera, and Venticello in Amadeus (National Theatre).

Recent screen credits include ITV crime drama Marcella and World War Z for Paramount.

Sarah is a member of the Imaginarium In-House Repertory Company. Founded in 2011 by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish, The Repertory Company is made up of in-house actors trained in performance capture.

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