Leah Sams

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019... her arch, cleverly lit by Nigel Lewis to depict city walls, a cell door etc worked well.
Louise Flind
operatoday.com
2019...the costumes suggest the 1930s and Ferrando’s and Guglielmo’s disguise evokes Ottoman style.
Yehuda Shapiro
thestage.co.uk
2018Leah Sams’ outstanding set, ... and a smart, informative programme add lustre to a highly polished evening.
Jeremy Chapman
musicaltheatrereview.com
2016This slight tale, which includes moments of laughter, is beautifully executed using only found objects.
Karen Thrumble
one4review.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Designer
Theatre
Brenda Bly: Teen Detective
Susan Raasay
Big Little Theatre Company
Mary Shelley Theatre
2020Model Maker
Theatre
Milky Peaks
Alex Swift
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
UK Tour
2020Model Maker
Theatre
Our Lady Of Blundellsands
Nick Bagnall
Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman
Everyman Theatre
2019Puppet Maker
Theatre
Magic Goes Wrong
Adam Meggido
Mischief
Vaudeville Theatre
2019Designer
Theatre
Lost Unfound
Susan Raasay
Hambre Productions
White Bear Theatre
2019Set Dresser
Theatre
Groan Ups
Kirsty Patrick Ward
Mischief
Vaudeville Theatre
2019Model Maker
Opera
La Boheme
Max Webster
Goteborg Opera for Fly Davis
Goteborgsoperan
2019Model Maker
Theatre
Band Of Gold
Kay Mellor
Josh Andrews Productions for Janet Bird
UK Tour
2019Set Designer
Theatre
Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Hand
David Phipps-Davis
Take Note Theatre Company
Rudolph Steiner House
2019Designer
Theatre
Broadway Showtunes 2019
Sam Taylor-Martin
Big Little Theatre School
Bournemouth Pavilion
2019Set Designer
Theatre
Importance Of Being Earnest
David Phipps-Davis
Take Note Theatre Company
Tabard Theatre
2019Poster Design
Event
Terminator LiveAvex Classics International
KKL Luzern
2019Technical Draughtsman
Theatre
She Stoops To Conquer/The Orchard TreeLondon Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
2018 - 2019Designer
Theatre
Little Women
Susan Raasay
Big Little Theatre Company
Mary Shelley Theatre
2018 - 2019Technical Draughtsman
Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Richard Beecham
Cambridge University's Marlowe Society
Cambridge Arts Theatre
2018Technical Draughtsman
Theatre
Pericles / Two Gentlemen Of Verona
Rodney Cottier / Joanne Read
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
Sainsbury Theatre
2018Designer
Theatre
Broadway Showtunes 2018
Sam Taylor-Martin
Big Little Theatre Company
Bournemouth Pavilion
2018Design Assistant
Theatre
Peter Pan
Joanne Pearce
Magdalen College School
Oxford Playhouse
2018Production Designer
Opera
Cosi Fan Tutte
Ptolemy Christie
Dulwich Opera Company
UK Tour
2018Designer
Theatre
Lock Up Your Daughters
Erica Gould
London School Of Musica Theatre
Bridewell Theatre
2018Designer
Theatre
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Samuel Wood
LSMT Productions
Bridewell Theatre
2018Set Designer
Theatre
Into The Woods
Graham Hubbard
Big Little Theatre School
Queen Elizabeth School
2018Costume Associate
Theatre
Cirque Berserk
Julius Green
Zippos Circus
The Peacock
2017 - 2018Set and Costume Designer
Theatre
Nabucco
Tol Christie
Brent Opera
St Andrews Church
2017Graphic Designer
Event
James Horner - A Life In MusicAvex Classics International
Royal Albert Hall
2017Wardrobe Assistant
Theatre
Peter Pan
David McNeill
Qdos Entertainment
Hull New Theatre
2017Design Assistant
Theatre
Cinderella And The Beanstalk
Carla Kingman
Sleeping Trees
The Old Market Brighton
2017Designer
Theatre
Broadway Showtunes 2017
Sam Taylor-Martin
Big Little Theatre School
Bournemouth Pavilion
2017Assistant Designer
Theatre
Children Of The Night
Joanne Pierce and Rose Noble
MSC Theatre Academy
Oxford Playhouse
2017Production Designer
Theatre
Carmen
Ivor Christie
Dulwich Opera Company
UK Tour
2017Script Supervisor
Film
SWING
Natacha Horn
Natacha Horn
2017Costume Associate
Theatre
Cirque Berserk
Julius Green
Zippos Circus
National Tour
2017Costume Assistant
Theatre
Zippos CircusZippos Circus
UK Tour
2017Technical Draughtsman
Theatre
The Producers
Susan Stroman
Exeter University Footlights
Exeter Northcott Theatre
2016 - 2017Technical Draughtsman
Theatre
My Little Pony The Musical: Rainbow RocksDMS Production
International Tour
2016Designer
Theatre
Father Christmas
Wendy Harris
Elite Video & Television Video production
Sota Theatre Singapore
2016Assistant to the Costume Maker
Theatre
Norma
Alex Olle
Dianne Kelly
Royal Opera House
2016Producer + Designer
Theatre
EdenLess Theatre
The Space UK (EdFringe)
2016Set + Costume Designer
Theatre
Broadway Showtunes 2016
Sam Taylor-Martin
Big Little Theatre School
Bournemouth Pavilion
2016Thecnical Draftsman
Theatre
BRASSNational Youth Music Theatre
Hackney Empire
2016Set Designer, Projection Designer
Theatre
Piper Of Hamelin
Jeremy James Taylor
National Youth Music Theatre
Theatre Royal BSE
2016Designer
Theatre
Cosi Fan Tutte
Tol Christie
Dulwich Opera Company
All Saints Church, Dulwich
2016Costume Assistant
Theatre
Cirque Berserk
Lucius Green
Zippos Circus
National Tour
2016Assistant to the Breakdown Artist
Theatre
The War Of The WorldsBill Kenwright Ltd
Dominion Theatre
2015Assistant Designer
Theatre
Cinderella and the BeanstalkSleeping Trees
Theatre503
2015Costume Assistant
Other
Cirque BerserkZippos
Winter Wonderland
2015Designer
Theatre
TrashIndigoIris
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2015Designer/Scenic Artist
Theatre
Broadway ShowtunesBig Little Youth Theatre
Bournemouth Pavilion
2015Scenic Artist
Theatre
American IdiotScenery Shop (Builders)
The Arts Theatre
2015Technical Draftsman for Jason Denvir
Theatre
Three Little PigsKenny Wax Productions
Palace Theatre and Tour
2015Illustrator for Projection
Theatre
The Piper Of HamelinNational Youth Music Theatre
The Rose Kingston Theatre
2015Designer
Theatre
There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's ElvisOvation Productions
Upstairs at The Gatehouse
2015Technical Draftsman for Tim Bird
Theatre
International Opera AwardsInternational Opera Awards Ltd
Savoy Theatre
2015Designer
Theatre
CreditorsLiving Record
Brockley Jack Studio
2015Assistant designer and Scenic Artist
Theatre
Gods and MonstersTarento Productions
Southwark Playhouse
2015Costume Assistant
Theatre
Cirque BerserkCirque Berserk
Hackney Empire
2015Designer
Theatre
After LiverpoolCubby Hole Theatre
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2014Design Assistant and ASM
Theatre
HairsprayBronowski Productions
Macau
2014Associate Designer
Theatre
To Kill A CanaryKenton Theatre
Kenton Theatre
2014Set Designer
Theatre
EdgesAgile Theatrical
Tabard Theatre
2014Set Designer
Theatre
An Ideal HusbandSmart Productions
Tabard Theatre
2014Set Designer
Theatre
MissallianceThundermaker Productions
Tabard Theatre
2013Design Assistant and ASM
Theatre
HairsprayBronowski Productions
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Singapore's Esplanade
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014BA Theatre Arts (Design and Technical Theatre)Middlesex University

    Additional Skills

    Scenery, Prop Making, Costume Making, Model Making, Scenic Artistry, Draughting, Hand Sketching, Puppet Making, Research, Budget Forecast, Accounts, Branding, Promodecks.

    AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro, Vectorworks, Qlabs, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

    About me

    I am a passionate designer and maker based in London. The last six years have seen me through an eclectic career as a scenic painter, draughtsman, designer, puppet maker, costume maker and graphic designer. For me, creating a profound experience for an audience, whether theatrical or visual, is key. I'm not afraid to get stuck in to create something new and exciting.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Malay
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Circus
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Circus
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Fringe
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    • Showcase
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • Education
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes

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