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Sam is a London based theatre maker originally from Melbourne, Australia.

Most recently he was the Associate director and movement director for A Woman Walks Into a Bank which premiered at Theatre503. He is currently directing NINE at Bird college, and developing the new musical Dreamsong which is set to workshop later this year.

Originally trained as a performer at the Victorian College of the Arts, Sam has performed internationally in shows such as King Kong Live Onstage (swing), Cats (swing), Cabaret (swing), and Mamma Mia (Pepper).

His work has a focus on shows that explore heavy topics through a comedic or satirical lens. Past works include Death Suits You, a black comedy about personified Death, In Loving Memory: A new musical exploring the stages of grief, and 1&Only: a political satire about a PR company who have been hired to sell the one-child policy to the UK.

Directing and choreography credits include A Chorus Line (Bird College), Bonnie and Clyde (Hayes Theatre co), City of Angels (Hayes Theatre co), Catch Me If You Can (OCPAC), They’re Playing Our Song (Company 11), 1&Only (VAULTS Festival), and In Loving Memory (Hayes Theatre co).

As a writer, his show Death Suits You won the "Spirit of the Fringe" award at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and received "Show of the Week" at the 2023 VAULTS Festival.

Sam Hooper

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