Eva Sampson

Eva Sampson

Theatre Director

  • Location: London/Luton
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Eva Sampson trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course and at the University of Birmingham.

She was Resident Assistant Director for Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2019 season. Pre COVID-19 Eva was the Staff Director on The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call at The National Theatre. Other work as Staff Director at The National Theatre includes Downstate with Steppenwolf Theatre. Work as a director includes, The Last Nine Months at the Vaults Festival; Sticky at Southwark Playhouse; The Tide at the Young Vic; The Little Gardener on UK tour; The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Leicester Square; A Peter Rabbit Tale at Singapore Repertory; Rudolf at West Yorkshire Playhouse; and Decades at Ovalhouse. Work as an associate or assistant director includes Noye’s Fludde at Theatre Royal Stratford East and ENO; Twelfth Night at the Young Vic (part of the Young Vic’s Jerwood Assistant Director Programme 2018, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation); and Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith, Warwick Arts Centre and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Eva Sampson is the Co-Artistic Director of How It Ended theatre company and is an Associate Artist of National Youth Theatre.

During lockdown Eva was the Associate Director for UNPRECEDENTED with Headlong Theatre Company and Century Films. This major digital project was broadcast on BBC4 as part of the BBC Art's Culture in Quarantine Season and is available on iPlayer now.

Eva has also directed radio play Keep the Home Fires Burning written by Teresa Burns and commissioned by Culture Trust UK for Wardown House Museum and Gallery during this lockdown period.



Director - Short Course - National Theatre Studio

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016

Unlocking the Director’s Imagination with Irina Brown - Short Course - London

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Acting - MA - East 15 Acting School

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009

Arts and Theatre Studies - BA HONS - University of Birmingham

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008