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writing and directing

Maison Mac 

as writer / co-composer

Workshop at Union Theatre, March 2024

CAST

Beth - Lucy Carter 

Cam - Luke Bayer

Duncan - Tim Oxbrow 

Alex - Jairus McClanahan 

Flo - Rob Madge 

Vi - Courtney Bowman

Ru - Sarah Freer 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director - Martha Geelan

Writer/Co-composer - Sam Woof

Co-composer/Orchestrator/Arranger - Rudy Percival

Musical Director - Lewis Bell

Audio Engineer - Maxim Gamble

Videographer - ​Chewboy Productions

Watch the trailer here

Satyrs: Act One 

as director / librettist 

Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music

January 2024

CAST

Charlie - Tom O'Kelly

Jordan - Constantine Akritides

Dion - Margarida Vaz Neto

George - Mia Serracino-Inglott

Lila - Kennedy Blair Miller

Paren - Hera Protopapas Wettergren

CHORUS

Imogen Baker, Hannah Dienes-Williams, Sarah Marze, Austin Haynes, Sammy Mills, Finlay Bloore & Samuel Tang 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Composer - Toby Anderson

Director/Librettist - Sam Woof

Conductor - Archie John

DSM - Hani Elias

Watch the trailer here

Actually, Love

as writer / performer 

North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Clapham Omnibus, London

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

July-August 2023

CAST

Stevie - Jordan Broatch

Alex - Sam Woof

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer/Composer - Sam Woof

Director - Tomas Howells
Additional Musical Material - Livi van Warmelo

Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy

Producer - Lowri Spear

Marketing Manager - Natasha Mallett

Production Manager - Hollie Morrison 

PLAYBILL PICK OF THE FRINGE - READ THE ARTICLE HERE

 

'Will definitely make you laugh and may even make you cry.' 

★★★★ Broadway World

'Woof’s writing is funny, fresh, and exciting... with varied and catchy music' 

​★★★★ Lost in Theatreland

'A work of collective genius' 

★★★★★ EdFringe Review

Four Felons and a Funeral

as writer / director 

North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

The Other Palace / The King's Head, London

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

July-August 2023

CAST

Bex - Maddy Maguire

Millie - Gabrielle Friedman

Saz - Rua Barron

Wilf - Jordan Broatch

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer/Director - Sam Woof
Writer/Musical Director - Math Roberts

Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy

Producer - Lowri Spear

Marketing Manager - Natasha Mallett

Designer - Sonya Smullen

Production Manager - Hollie Morrison 

'Complex and emotionally charged romcom that represents a new generation in musical theatre writing.' 

★★★★ The Stage 

'The acting is magnificent, the direction (and harmonies) tight. The staging inventive and ingenious.' 

​★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

'Woof's excellent direction and pithy, clever script' 

★★★★1/2 Reviews Hub

'A wonderful representation of found family, queer love and joy... a powerful and fun production, it delivers in every aspect' 

★★★★★ Broadway World

Don't Shoot the Albatross

as writer / performer 

Golden Goose Theatre, May 2022

ZOO Playground, Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Canal Cafe Theatre, December 2022

Vaults festival, April 2023

Writer/Performer - Sam Woof
Original Direction - Eleanor Felton

Canal Cafe Director - Lizzie Manwaring
Edinburgh Fringe Director - Sam Edmunds
Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy
Producer - Lowri Spear

Marketing Manager - Natasha Mallett

'Sam Woof is a gifted writer and performer and it feels like we’ve witnessed something very special.' 

★★★★★ The Wee Review 

'A sharp script with witty insights into contemporary attitudes to sex and exploration of queer identities.' 

​★★★★ The Student

'Brilliantly insightful... a gem of a monologue... You shouldn't miss this.'

Tortoise Media

Maison Mac

as writer / director 

R&D at Royal Academy of Music, December 2022

Book/Lyrics by Sam Woof

Music by Rudy Percival and Sam Woof

 

WORKSHOP CREATIVES

Director- Sam Woof

Producer - Rudy Percival

Musical Director - Niall Casserly

Dramaturg - Lizzie Manwaring

Choreographer - Darcy Dixon

WORKSHOP CAST

Emily Botnen

Lucy Carter

Job Greuter

Shamael Guy

Christine Kim

El Haq Latief

Petur Svävarsson

LISTEN TO THE CONCEPT EP HERE

Recommended in the Guardian 

''Taking the witches’ boiling cauldron as a cue – reframes Macbeth as a thriller in a professional kitchen''

Don't Say Macbeth

as writer / director 

ZOO Playground, Edinburgh Fringe 2022

CAST

Diane - Emmy Briggs
Mati - Jordan Stamatiadis
Martine - Lya Luca
Matty - Oliver Stockley
Clare - Lucy Brindle
Frankie - Laura Delaney

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer - Sam Woof
Writer - Màth Roberts

Musical Director - Màth Roberts
Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy
Producer - Lowri Spear

Marketing Manager - Natasha Mallett

Sam Woof and Math Roberts 'know exactly what they’re doing with a showtune.'

★★★★ Musical Theatre Review '

A successful combination of musical parody, Shakespeare references and farce, Don’t Say Macbeth is what the Fringe is all about!'

★★★★ Broadway World '

Sex with Friends 

as writer / composer 

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe 2022

CAST

Marc - Sam Woof
Mel - Jordan Stamatiadis
Willow - Lya Luca
Ben - Oliver Stockley
Lily - Lucy Brindle
Jordan - Laura Delaney​

Workshop cast: Jordan Stamatiadis,  Lya Luca, Oliver Stockley, Lucy Brindle, Seb Harwood and Jairus Mcclanahan.

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer - Sam Woof
Director - Emmy Briggs

Musical Supervisor - Livi van Warmelo

Musical Director - Màth Roberts
Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy
Producer - Lowri Spear

Marketing Manager - Natasha Mallett

'Mark my words, Sam Woof is going to be a strong voice in musical theatre.'

​★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

'The vocal talents of this cast are phenomenal.'

★★★★★ Lost in Theatre

'witty warm and at times wise'

★★★★ Broadway Baby 

'Sex With Friends is both a musical and theatrical success'

★★★★ Ed Fringe Review

'The score has a maturity that’s as refreshing as it is complex, packed with beautiful harmonies, tight lyrics and more than a couple of standout ballads.'

The Stage 

 

Smart Casual

as writer / director 

North Wall Arts Centre 2021
also Above the Stag and The Cockpit

CAST

Marc - William Foxton
Mel - Darcy Dixon
Willow - Grace de Souza
Ben - Henry Waddon
Lily - Ellie Cooper
Jordan - Jamie Murphy

BAND

Keys - Livi van Warmelo
Violin - Maz Sutton
Cello - Toby Anderson
Bass - Samuel Hopkins 
Kit - Oscar Lopez Lopez 

'This show has the ambition and potential to kick-start some star-studded careers.'

Daily Info

'Accurately captures what every graduate has experienced [...] and the universal experiences we all face growing up in our twenties.' 

​★★★★★ Ox in a Box

'The perfect balance of humour and heartbreak.'

​★★★★★ Oxford Mail

CREW

Writer/Director - Sam Woof
Musical Director - Livi van Warmelo
Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy
Producer - Lowri Spear
Assistant Director - Imogen Albert
Assistant Musical Director - Caitlin Frank

Production Manager - Harvey Dovell
Stage Manager - Nicola Wright
Set Design - Joe Emmens
Costume Design - Natasha Squire 
Sound Design - Andrew Orr
Lighting Design - Sam Morley

Marketing Manager - Natasha Mallett
Marketing Assistant - Ava Vakil 
Graphic Design - Phillip Olney & Avery Mitchell
Photography - Bartek Grzesnikowski 

Merrily We Roll Along

as director / choreographer 

Oxford Playhouse 2020

Frank - Emilio Campa
Charley - Joe Winter
Mary - Maddy Page
Beth - Hannah Andrusier
Joe - Josh Cottell
Gussie - Grace Albery
K.T. - Ella Tournes
Scotty - Ellie Cooper
Tyler - William Foxton
Jerome - George Cobb
Mr Spencer - Joshua Clarke
Mrs Spencer - Ella Ditri
Terry - Alex Kitching
Bunker - Tom Foster
Minister - James Ng
Ru - Darcy Dixon
Dory - Gemma Daubeney 
Anchor - Issy Paul
Meg - Maggie Moriarty

"Sondheim's musical is full of catchy entertaining numbers, backed up by terrific direction and a strong cast" 

Ox in a Box

 

"The action is gripping from the outset... a stylish revival"

Oxford Mail
 

"An energetic cast that burst with animation and charisma, and a truly spectacular band"

Oxford Opening Night

Director / Choreographer - Sam Woof
Producer - Mrinmoyee Roy

Musical Director - Math Roberts
Assistant Producer - Alasdair Linn 
Assistant Directors - Alison Hall & Henry Waddon
Assistant Musical Director - Yasar Cohen-Shah

Set Design - Mallika Joy
Costume Design - Maya Coleborne
Hair and Makeup Design - Cat Robinson
Sound Design - Andrew Orr
Lighting Design - Will Hayman
Production Manager - Imogen Albert
Stage Manager - Alice Williams
Deputy Stage Manager - Violet Mermelstein
Props Manager - Juliet Dowley
Marketing Manager - Lowri Spear
Photography & Videography - Callum John
Graphic Design - Django Pinter & Phoebe Bachsleitner 

Fine, Thanks

as composer / musical director

Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Savoy Theatre 2019

Savoy cast: Eliza Shea, Felix Mosse, Stevie Jeram, Yoav Besorai, Auryn Jones, Mallika Joy, Rosa Stilitz, Livi Carpenter, Barnaby Hartwill, Joe Hewetson, Charles Graff.

Edinburgh cast:  Lucas Rehman, Jonah Rollason, Saul Friend, Jake Blaisedell, Mai Hardy, Maddy Rose, Jake Levy

Assistant director in Edinburgh: Cameron Glynn

ASM in Edinburgh: Tor Catherall

Writer/Director: Connor Abbott

Composer/MD: Sam Woof

Producer: Rebecca Baxter 

DSM: Lucia Revel-Chion 

Movement Director: Jess Tran

"Thoughtful... confident... imaginative"

British Theatre Guide

 

"It deserves a standing ovation"

The Lancet

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