Sarah Halfpenny

Sarah is a freelance writer working predominantly in the Arts. Her clients include Nickelodeon, Child Magazines, aMBUSH Gallery, Kidspot, and the RSPCA. Her short play, ‘Celebrity is the New Bleak’, was performed at the Victorian Arts Centre, and in 2018 she co-founded the annual Stellar Short Film Festival to support Australian filmmakers.

Sarah's Latest Articles


Book review: The Novel Project, Graeme Simsion

The bestselling author of the Rosie series injects method into the madness of attempting to write a novel.


Theatre review: The Darkening Sky, Theatre Works

The sinister side of suburban Melbourne through a neo-noir lens.


Theatre review: Murder Mystery: Labassa Mansion

Crime and pun-ishment – a beautiful Melbourne mansion plays host to a double entendre-filled murder mystery event.


Theatre review: Peter Quince Presents A Midsummer Mechanical’s Dream

Shakespeare, but not as you know it (and that’s a good thing!)


Theatre review: The Chronic Cabaret, Fringe Rebound

A much-needed centring of disability and chronic illness wrapped in quality entertainment.


Theatre review: Betty, Theatre Works

An in-depth and intimate mother/daughter tale that deftly balances grief and love.


Dance review: SICK, Midsumma Festival, 2022

Confusing cross-generational performance delivers bewilderment with a large dose of discomfort.


Theatre review: Scraps of Heaven

A tribute to Arnold Zable’s novel is brought vividly to life on stage.


Circus review: Common Dissonance

First Nations circus provides a dynamic expression of contemporary Australian society.