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Actor Sara Kestelman won Olivier and Clarence Derwent Awards as Fraulein Schneider in Sam Mendes' Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse). She has appeared extensively in the London West End with the RSC and the National Theatre, including Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Michael Frayn's award-winning Copenhagen, and most recently The Visit.

Other theatre credits include: Filthy Business, Paradise, The Intellectual Homosexual's Guide… (Hampstead Theatre); Making Noise Quietly, Nine (Donmar Warehouse); Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory); 4000 Miles, Ignis (Print Room); The Lady in the Van (Theatre Royal Bath); The Girls (original cast), and Golde in Fidder on the Roof (London Palladium)

Kestelman's recent television credits include Gentleman Jack, This is Going to Hurt, The Chelsea Detective, Inside No.9, In the Flesh and Rome. Films include Lady Jane, Break of Day, Zardoz, Lisztomania and Ex Memoria.

She directed Brass (NYMT) winner of Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards in 2014.

A published poet and songwriter, Sara Kestelman's documentary film Yes, But That's Not All! won two US Film Festival awards (Bask Films, 2016).