Sam Woof is a theatre-maker based in Cumbria and London. Sam began composing music whilst at school, studying at Junior Guildhall, leading the London School Symphony Orchestra and writing the score for Fine Thanks: A Verbatim Musical for the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, a production which was redeveloped for a performance at London’s Savoy Theatre in April 2019. Subsequently, Sam has composed music for Life of Galileo (O’Reilly Theatre, November 2019), Plagued (Burton Taylor Theatre, February 2019) and Enron (Oxford Playhouse, February 2019), a production they also assistant directed. They have also written the book for Glimmerings (The Manchester Dancehouse, August 2019) and With One Eye Open: Shostakovich and Other Insomniacs (Pilch Theatre, May 2019). Currently, Sam is writing songs for The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, which has been commissioned by the National Youth Theatre, and is also writing/composing Smart Casual, a new musical which was performed at the North Wall Arts Centre in August 2021, before transferring to Above the Stag and then The Cockpit in London later that month.
Sam also works as a director, with credits including Sarah Kane’s Crave (Pilch Theatre, October 2019) and Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (Oxford Playhouse, February 2020), and assistant credits on Nell Gwynn and Dead Dog in a Suitcase at Rose Bruford College in the Autumn of 2021. Sam is currently studying for the MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer