Sam Archer | Actor | Movement Director | Choreographer
Sam Archer is an actor, dancer & movement director best known for his extensive collaboration with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. He has starred in the leading roles of Ralph in Lord of the Flies, the Prince in Swan Lake, the Pilot/Prince in Cinderella, Angelo in The Car Man, Anthony in Play Without Words, Boris Lermontov in The Red Shoes as well as originating the title role in the original production of Edward Scissorhands.
Sam most recently played Young Peregrine in Emma Rice's highly acclaimed production of Wise Children (Old Vic/UK Tour) and The Prince in The Happy Prince (The Place).
Further theatre credits include: Mason in An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre); Tweedle Dum in Wonder.land (National Theatre & Theatre de Chatalet); La Boheme (Royal Albert Hall); Arthur Pita's Metamorphosis (Joyce Theatre, NY); James I in Richard Jones' Gloriana (Royal Opera House); Badger in Will Tuckett's Wind in the Willows (Linbury Studio Theatre); Charlie Paddock in Ed Hall's Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/Gielgud Theatre); the National Theatre production of Earthquakes in London (UK Tour); Slim and Cover Curly in Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Valentine and cover Bert in Mary Poppins (UK Tour); Lulu in the original cast of We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Captain in Oliver! (London Palladium) and JJ in Bugsy Malone (Queens Theatre).
Screen credits include: Humans (Kudos/C4); Mr Selfridge (ITV); Allied (Paramount Pictures); Disney's Muppets Most Wanted directed by James Bobin; Life is a Buffet directed by Anthony Byrne; Goldfrapp's A&E music video; Party At The Palace in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II; Children In Need, and Blue Peter.
Sam has also taken part in many workshops including: Krabat, A German fantasy novel by Otfried Preußler, directed by Caroline Steinbeis at the National Theatre Studios; Shoes choreographed by Stephen Mear and composed by Richard Thomas; Made In Dagenham choreographed by Aletta Collins, and the Phantom of the Opera tour choreographed by Scott Ambler.
Sam is currently Lizzi Gee's movement associate on the revival of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. He will act as assistant choreographer on The Gondeliers for Scottish Opera in 2021.
Sam's movement work includes Crimes, Camera, Action (New Old Friends); Civil Blood (as director/co-choreographer - a project for young people in partnership with New Adventures, Dance United Yorkshire and Studio 3 Arts).
As associate/assistant choreographer: A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic); Jack Absolute Flies Again (National Theatre); Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (New Adventures).