Sam Burns


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Sam Burns

Sam Burns is a Cardiff-born playwright, now living in the Shetland Islands. She worked for several years as an editor for a small publishing company and more recently as an assistant to a gardener. Her produced work includes a piece in Paines Plough's Come to Where I'm From, Two Bears for Sixty-Six Books at the Bush Theatre, Amnesty in Agent 160 Presents Agent 160 and The Ostrich, a 15-minute play for BBC Radio Wales' Dylan Thomas season in late 2014.

Her first full-length play, Not the Worst Place, was produced by Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Sherman Cymru in April-May 2014, and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2011. Her radio play Floor 13 aired on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Drama slot in late May 2017.

Photograph by Sheenagh Pugh

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