Sam Reynolds is a performance artist based in London.
Using humour, pop music, and popular forms such as dance, physical comedy, striptease and the queer performance tradition of lip-syncing, he creates accessible and theatrical social commentary exploring themes such as race, queerness, identity, and vulnerability.
His first foray on to stage was co-founding and co-running experimental theatre company Wind-Up Collective, before becoming a Resident Artist at the Roundhouse and founding and running the venue’s resident cabaret and performance art troupe Cushion Collective. He was also in Soho Theatre’s Comedy Lab and Writers Lab.
He has performed internationally from the UK to Australia via the Philippines, in various settings and contexts and both solo and collaboratively, at venues and events as diverse as Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Arcola Theatre, Glastonbury Festival’s Block9, Roundhouse, Bestival, Southbank Centre, Soho Theatre, Brighton Dome, Summerhall, National Theatre Studio, Traumfrau, TUC Congress House, Wellcome Collection, and Homotopia, and was in The Miss Behave Gameshow at Underbelly’s London Wonderground and Darwin Festival as Siri.
He closed the Cabaret Arena on the Saturday night at Latitude Festival closing Duckie’s headline show, performed in Duckie’s Twenty First Century Music Hall at The Citadel in St Helens on Duckie’s twentieth anniversary weekend, performed alongside David Hoyle in the original run of The Prime of Ms David Hoyle as part of Chelsea Theatre’s SACRED, was a finalist in The Glory’s LIPSYNC1000, opened for CHRISTEENE at Dive Queer Party at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was the special guest artist performing at the Grand Opening of Carnesky’s CFS Soho, and performed alongside Big Freedia at her Duckie debut.
Despite having no formal training or studies in performance, he has performed at Goldsmiths, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, Central Saint Martins, and the University of Westminster.
He has worked and performed with artists and companies such as Miss Behave, Marisa Carnesky, Lara Clifton, Ursula Martinez, Mark Whitelaw, Lois Weaver, Timberlina, David Rosenberg, Fani Parali, The Invisible Circus and London Warehouse Events. He is one of Tammy WhyNot’s WhyNets, and is a drag family member of Dickie Beau’s House of Strange Loops.