- Sam trained as an actor, and began her writing career as a critic and features writer for What's On In London magazine. She later became the magazine's theatre editor, before going on to work at The Independent, where she regularly contributed arts features. She is now a freelance arts journalist and regular theatre critic for The Times and Time Out, and judge for Theatre Awards UK (formerly the TMA Awards).
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