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Sam Marlowe

Sam Marlowe

Biography

Sam Marlowe trained and worked as an actor before becoming a full-time arts writer with a special interest in theatre and performance. She has written extensively for The Times, as well as The Independent, the i paper, Time Out, Metro, The Stage, theartsdesk.com and The Chicago Tribune.

Recent Articles

The Sun, the Moon and the Stars

The Sun, the Moon and the Stars

Nadia Fall’s production radiates kinetic energy, with a performance by Kibong Tanji that leaps thrillingly between the mundane and the transcendental
The Band Plays On

The Band Plays On

Celebration of Sheffield by Chris Bush and Robert Hastie is an evening of highs and lows
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

August Wilson’s drama, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, triumphantly delivered with sensual visuals and sublime performances
Nine Lessons and Carols

Nine Lessons and Carols

Devised by writer Chris Bush, director Rebecca Frecknall and the Almeida company, Nine Lessons and Carols is an imaginative Christmas show for Covid times that offers comfort and joy
Crave

Crave

Tinuke Craig’s rending production of Sarah Kane’s fierce, poetic chronicle of love and anguish
Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

Every melancholy detail pierces in this screen version of Ian Rickson’s acclaimed Chekhov production
Microplays

Microplays

Open Sky’s Microplays sees writers such as Matilda Ibini and Iman Qureshi produce shorts exploring socio-cultural division
Watching Rosie

Watching Rosie

Touching miniature by Louise Coulthard, starring Miriam Margolyes and directed by Michael Fentiman, with beautiful performances and pitch-perfect tone
Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu

Since receiving acclaim for playing Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Paapa Essiedu has appeared in the West End and on TV. Now starring in Pass Over at London’s Kiln Theatre, he tells Sam Marlowe about coping with media stereotyping, why self-care is important and worrying about choosing acting over a medical career.
Rachel O’Riordan

Rachel O’Riordan

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