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Samuel Harjanne is an award-winning international Theatre Director, originally from Finland. His experience and passion lie in musical theatre. His professional career started as an actor and soon he started to direct musical theatre productions in Scandinavia, UK, and the rest of Europe.
In 2014 Samuel moved to the United Kingdom and he has been working with some of the best industry professionals & companies in the world since then including Jerry Mitchell, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
He has recently directed SPRING AWAKENING at Mountview Academy and DINOSTORY and CHICKEN LITTLE at The Other Palace.
Samuel’s international commitments include brand new productions of LES MISERABLES at the Vanemuine Theatre in Estonia in 2017 and two musicals in Finland in 2018 - KINKY BOOTS and BILLY ELLIOT, both new productions.
"In my mind there's no doubt that Samuel has got what it takes. He's determined, charming and very knowledgeable about theatre." George Stiles
IN THE UK
9 TO 5 (Director - Guildford School of Acting), SPRING AWAKENING (Director - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018)
CHICKEN LITTLE (Director - The Other Palace)
DINOSTORY (Director - The Other Palace)
SPRING AWAKENING (Director - Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts)
DON’T RUN (Director - Waterloo East Theatre)
DUSTY (Assist. Director - Charing Cross Theatre)
LOSERVILLE (Director / Dramaturg - Ivy Arts Centre & The Electric Theatre)
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Assist. Director - UK tour, ATG)
ON THE TOWN (Assist. Director - Ivy Arts Centre)
BILLY ELLIOT (Director Tampereen Työväen Teatteri (FIN) 2018)
LES MISÉRABLES (Director Teater Vanemuine (EST) 2017)
SPRING AWAKENING (Director Tampereen Työväen Teatteri (FIN) 2017)
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (Director Suomen Komediateatteri (FIN) 2016)
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS (Director Koko Theatre (FIN) 2014)
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (Director Skärgårdsteatern (FIN) 2014)
HEVISAURUS IV (Director Peacock Theatre (FIN) 2013)
DISNEY’S ALADDIN DUAL-LANGUAGE (Director Alexander Theatre (FIN) 2012)
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Director Porvoo Centre (FIN) 2011)
THE WEDDING SINGER (Director Musikhuset Jakobstad (FIN) 2010)
ALTAR BOYZ (Director Alexander Theatre (FIN) 2008)