Sally Alford trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went to perform as an actress and as a contemporary dancer. She fell into teaching and found that she loved it. Sally, taught in London and Buckinghamshire, directing numerous productions with casts of over 100 young people, some who have gone to do marvellous things. She also ran a successful Theatre in Education project.
Sally is a great believer in Community Drama and has been involved with local productions over many years notably, as a co–director of The Amersham Martyrs Plays. She was lucky enough to teach with Irene Perrin, the founder of Shed@The Park now The Theatre Shed, who suggested she joined the Board of Trustees in the year that Shed@The Park was created because of her Drama specialism…the rest is history.
‘I so admire the inclusive, innovative, imaginative style of work that Shed produces; who could not be swept away by the wonderful members of the Company, the amazing Artistic Team and the outstanding work that they produce. I always tell people that if you cut me in half I would have SHED written through me, just like a stick of rock. I simply LOVE SHED and all that it achieves’