Drama and Speech Adjudicator
Sarah-Jayne Butler LAMDA, ALAM Hons
Sarah-Jayne is an actress, acting coach and co-founder of award-winning children’s theatre company, Tucked In.
As an actress she trained at LAMDA and with the Television Workshop. Since then her theatre work has included productions in the West End, at The National Theatre and internationally. Her work on screen includes the critically acclaimed Love Me Till Monday, Theresa vs Boris and Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows. Several years ago she founded Tucked In, which continues to make original work that encourages learning, creativity and emotional development amongst the young and old alike. The company regularly tours nationally and has created work in collaboration with Greenpeace, The Lyric Hammersmith, Oxford Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Sarah’s work with young people also includes mentorship and coaching for acting students at LAMDA and at Scene and Heard – a charity in North London.
When not performing, Sarah coaches actors independently in acting, speech and drama, Shakespeare and public speaking as well as for companies including LAMDA, The National Youth Theatre, The National Student Drama Festival, Dramatic Resources and The Education Group. She has been a panelist and course leader for the NYT and LAMDA and regularly leads workshops and courses. She is also an adjudicator for The Playing Space’s North London Festival.
Elsewhere, Sarah works regularly as an on-set acting coach for major film studios, including Fox Searchlight, Universal and Disney, where she specialises in working with young actors. Recent releases include Goodbye Christopher Robin and the upcoming feature films, Tolkein and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. She is currently the acting coach on Universal’s The Voyage of Dr Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jnr.