Sami Thorpe

  • Actor
    Female / Cardiff
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    22 - 28
    Height
    5' (1m 53cm)
    Weight
    7st. 1lb (45kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017She’s the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae.
Michael Kelligan
asiw.co.uk
2017
Helen Joy
getthechance.wales
2016
Helen Joy
getthechance.wales
2016
Emily Garside
buzzmag.co.uk
2016
Jafar Iqbal
thestage.co.uk
2016She’s right in there with the action giving one of the most dynamic performances one could wish for.
Michael Kelligan
theatre-wales.co.uk
2016
Donna Williams
limpingchicken.com
2016She is a key part of the performance, dancing on the piano and interacting with the characters.
Liz Day
walesonline.co.uk
2016BSL translator Sami Thorpe integral to the action.
Othniel Smith
britishtheatreguide.info
2016Sami Thorpe signs the play but she is as much a part of the fun as all the other characters.
Michael Kelligan
theatre-wales.co.uk
2016
Sarah Lawrence
slfirst.co.uk
2016The very lively Sami Thorpe, BSL Interpreter, who became an essential and lovable part of the action.
Michael Kelligan
theatre-wales.co.uk
2016The hardest worker on display, however, has to be Sami Thorpe, whose sign-language interpreting is cleverly and humorously integrated.
Othniel Smith
britishtheatreguide.info
2016Integrated into the performance itself rather than a separate entity, including the final song’s dance moves, elegantly gesturing sign language
Hannah Goslin
theyoungcritics.wordpress.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017Dance Captain/Performance Interpreter
Theatre (Tour)
The Tempest
Elise Davison
Taking Flight Theatre Company
Wales
2016Ms Robins
TIE
Real Human Being
Elise Davison
Taking Flight Theatre Company
Wales
2016Twocan the Toucan
Theatre
Twocan Toucan
Nicola Miles-Wildin
TwoCan Inclusive Theatre Company
Cheltenham & Bristol
2016Connie
Rehearsed Reading
Motherlode
Sofya Gollan
Outlandish Arts
Brixton Community Base
2016Connie
Rehearsed Reading
MotherlodeOutlan
2016Helena
Theatre (Tour)
Romeo and Juliet
Elise Davison
Taking Flight Theatre
Touring Wales
2016Tina
Theatre
The Importance of Being Described Earnestly
Chloe Phillips/Clarke
Taking Flight Theatre/Sherman Cymru
The Other Room
2015Ellie
Theatre
Soul Bear
Nicola Miles-Wildin
PAD Productions
Attenborough Arts Centre/Graeae Studios
2015Integrated Performance Interpreter
Theatre (Tour)
The Winter's Tale
Elise Davison
Taking Flight Theatre
Touring Wales
2014Chantelle
Theatre
Where's My Nana
Nicola Miles-Wildin
Kazzum
The Bluecoat
2014Integrated Performance Interpreter
Theatre (Tour)
As You Like It
Elise Davison
Taking Flight Theatre
Touring Wales
2012Performance Interpreter
Theatre
The Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone
Selma Dimitrijevic
Greyscale
Almeida Theatre, London
2012Performance Signer
Theatre
Exhale
Emily Lim/Amit Sharma/Oscar Wood
Epic Arts
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2012Performance Signer and Ensemble
Theatre
Poet's Platform
Kat Francois
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Theatre Royal Stratford East
2011Ariel
Theatre
The Tempest
Jenny Sealey
Graeae Theatre Company
The Rose Theatre, Kingston/The Royal Opera House, London
2011Messenger/Sea Captain
Theatre
Branwen's Starling
Elise Davison
Taking Flight Theatre Company
Afan Foreston, Wales
2011Annabel
Film (Short)
Coda
Melissa Mostyn-Thomas
Neath Films
2010Ensemble
Theatre
In Shadows of SilenceHandprint Theatre
Etcetera Theatre, London/Bristol Deaf Festival
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2008BA(Hons) Theatre Arts, Education and Deaf StudiesUniversity of Reading

    About me

    I freelance as a performer and Interpreter, often combining my skills in British Sign Language (BSL) and acting to make accessible and creative theatre.

    My experience includes working with inclusive theatre companies and organisations within the UK such as Graeae Theatre Company, Kazzum, The Orpheus Centre and Taking Flight Theatre. I am a passionate ally of Disability Arts and of equality in the industry.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Film (Student)
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    Languages Spoken
    • British Sign (BSL)
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Ukulele
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes