SARAH Quand Même

SARAH Quand Même

Written and performed by Susie Lindeman, whose credits include Oscar and Prix Europa award-winning films and West End productions.  Directed by London-based international director, Wayne Harrison, AM, former Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, whose productions have all been highly acclaimed.


Sarah’s life inspires a thousand tales, from playing Hamlet to being the world’s first film star or losing her leg, but SARAH Quand Même reveals her story from the inside.

From her childhood passion, her first tour to London, when a young Oscar Wilde threw lilies at her feet and Henry Irving led the applause for her extraordinary Phèdre, to the successes and scandals she later surpassed, becoming both the world’s first famous independent woman- and the most misunderstood. Faced with being cancelled, and vilified for her difference, Sarah Bernhardt lived by her vow “Quand Même!”  meaning ‘Despite all!’

Sarah, the actress, is rehearsing onstage, evoking a surprising and visceral drama. Caught between the myth and the monster (bien aimé) la scène et l’esprit, Sarah, the woman, reveals her inner self, for the first and very last time. 


Performed in English, with some French.

Watch a sneak peak HERE

Theatre Company Reviews:

4* "intimate and bravely acted" - Fairy Powered Productions

"Mesmerizing performance. Not to be missed. This towering tour-de-force….embracing Sarah Bernhardt’s astonishing life and destiny." - Francois Pier Pelinard. Paris

At the heart of the show is an antiquarian brilliance that continues to shine a universal truth one century after it was first extinguished." - Sydney Arts Guide

4* “a theatrical tour de force” - London Pub Theatres

"Lindeman’s performance is compelling" - The Reviews Hub

"A very special show, like a jewel on stage. Drama finely cut. There is magic to the ending of the enthralling portrayal. It is almost as if Lindeman channels Bernhardt, in all her charm, pathos, intensity, craft and intelligence The audience was transported into another world and time, as fresh as the sunshine of the day just past." - Sydney Arts Guide

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 90 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • None



  • Tue 20th Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 21st Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 22nd Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 23rd Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 24th Feb 2024 - 3:00 pm

  • Sat 24th Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Tue 27th Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 28th Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 29th Feb 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 1st Mar 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 2nd Mar 2024 - 3:00 pm

  • Sat 2nd Mar 2024 - 7:30 pm

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