Sam Rayner

Sam Rayner


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I'm a freelance theatre director and writer based in London.

CURRENT - 'The Alchemist' (online) for the New Renaissance Collective.

Directing credits include: Broken Wings (Associate, dir. Bronagh Lagan - Dubai Opera House/Katara Opera House/Theatre Royal Haymarket), Venus & Adonis (CLF, New Renaissance Collective), Beaten Gold (The Church of Saint Bartholomew-the-Great, New Renaissance Collective), Umm Kulthum & the Golden Era (Associate, dir. Bronagh Lagan - London Palladium), The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much (Devised, Pleasance Theatre/Cobb Hill Farm, VT, Voloz Collective), Nougat for Kings (Underbelly, Edinburgh)From Page to Stage: Opening Gala (Tristan Bates Theatre), Footlights' Pantomime: The Princess and the Pea (Student - ADC Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Student - ADC Theatre), Nine (Student - ADC Theatre).

Choreographic/Movement Directing credits include: Jack Whitehall: At Large (Arena Tour/Hammersmith Apollo/Netflix), Jordan Brookes: Bleed (Pleasance Theatre/Soho Theatre), SHEEPS: Live and Loud (Pleasance Theatre/Soho Theatre), Adam Riches is the Lone Dueller (Pleasance Theatre/Soho Theatre), Ricky Whittington and his Cat (New Diorama Theatre) & HMS Pinafore (Minack Theatre).

Assistant directing credits include: James and the Giant Peach (Bronagh Lagan - World & No.1 UK Tour), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Bronagh Lagan - Chipping Norton Theatre & Greenwich Theatre), Tick, Tick...BOOM! (Bronagh Lagan - Park Theatre)Live Canon: Christmas (Helen Eastman - Greenwich Theatre), The Adventures of Pinocchio (Bronagh Lagan - Greenwich Theatre), Doctor Faustus (Drew Mulligan - Cambridge Arts Theatre).


Physical Theatre & Scenography (Cours Professionel & L.E.M.) - Post-Graduate Diploma - L'École Jacques Lecoq

Sep 2017 - Jul 2019

English - BA - Cambridge University

Oct 2012 - Jun 2015


  • Facilitation
  • Comedy
  • Director
  • Movement
  • Musical Theatre
  • Physical Theatre
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Teaching
  • Theatre
  • Voice