Stage Director

Sam Yates

Selected credits

  • The Starry Messenger Wyndham's Theatre
  • The Phlebotomist Hampstead Theatre
  • Glengarry Glen Ross Playhouse Theatre, West End & ATG No. 1 Tour
  • The Hope Rooms 31Productions, Bill Kenwright Films, Rather Good Films
  • East is East Trafalgar Studios, West End
  • Incantata Galway International Arts Festival


Sam Yates is an award-winning film and theatre director. He was voted one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2016, named a rising star in The Observer, and featured in GQ Magazine’s Men of the next 25 years. Yates has been described as “a major talent” in The Guardian newspaper and “a director of unusual flair” in The Observer.

Represented by Lisa Richards for Ireland & Europe

Featured work

The Phlebotomist

Olivier Award Nomination 2019 - Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
Hampstead Theatre
Written by: Ella Road
Design: Rosanna Vize
Lighting Design: Zoe Spurr
Photography Marc Brenner

“Sam Yates’ direction is sharp-eyed” **** WhatsOnStage

The Guardian ****

The Stage ****

Evening Standard ****

Glengarry Glen Ross

Written by David Mamet
Design: Chiara Stephenson
Lighting: Richard Howell
Photography Marc Brenner

“Sam Yates’ production of David Mamet’s 1983 play triumphs” Radio Times ****

The Guardian ****

The Hope Rooms

Production Company
Bill Kenwright Films, Rather Good Films

Daniel Konrad Cooper, Bill Kenwright, Sam Yates

Ciaran Hinds, Andrew Scott

East is East

Written by Ayub Khan Din'
Design: Tom Scutt
Lighting Design: Richard Howell
Photography Marc Brenner

“Sam Yates’s revival at the Trafalgar Studios is an intriguing commentary on what – if anything – has changed.” Telegraph ****

“Sam Yates’ splendid revival now in the Trafalgar Transformed Season is notable for several reasons”. Independent ****

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