Originally from Wiltshire, Tim Sanders has worked in London for thirty years as an actor and writer.
Tim has written for Television, radio and stage. For BBCTV, he has been a regular scriptwriter for Doctors. For radio, Tim has been commissioned for several Afternoon Plays broadcast on Radio 4 with subjects chiefly around the life of musicians. These include A Journey To The New World about the visit of composer, Antonin Dvorak to America in the 1890s and Gurney, concerning the life of the First World War poet/composer, Ivor Gurney (later becoming a stage play, Private Possession, presented at The Green Room, London). He was also commissioned by the BBC to write a R4 play about Alfred Butts, the inventor of Scrabble (The Man of Letters).
Tim’s musical credits have largely been in partnership with the celebrated composer, Charles Miller. As book writer and lyricist he wrote The Return of the Soldier, presented at the Landor Theatre as part of the From Page to Stage Festival 2014, before premiering at Jermyn Street Theatre. This highly acclaimed piece was nominated for an Off-West End Theatre award. Next, Princess Phyllida’s Fortnight (based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim) was presented at The Tristan Bates Theatre (2015) and for The London School of Musical Theatre (revised 2017); Jason and the Argonauts was produced at the Karlsruhe Festival (2014), for The London School of Musical Theatre and finally at The Bridewell Theatre, London (2016); The Queen’s Nose, based on the hit TV show and book by Dick King Smith (writer of Babe), was commissioned by Aria Entertainment and premiered at The Other Palace, London (2017); Tim also adapted Starchild (recorded version of the classic Oscar Wilde fairy tale). Last year, Tim the wrote script for The Kent Cultural Celebration a Juke Box style musical and dance show which played at the Margate Winter Gardens and showcased the artistic talents of 150 young performers across the region.
Tim resides in Wimbledon with his partner and two children.