Janice Sampson

Janice Sampson, a Sheffield born Actor & writer, veteran of stage and screen and the qwerty keyboard.

Having read a particularly dreadful book in 1994, I said I was sure I could do better so, I got my pen and paper out, rolled my sleeves up and wrote my first story. I have written ever since; I can’t imagine not writing to be honest. Starting in longhand and stories, to my first P.C. the internet and teaching myself to write scripts, I’ve sent off hundreds – mostly rejected but with encouragement. Writing led me into acting and the stage which led me into writing plays, I have been fortunate enough to professionally stage two of my comedy’s: ‘Bill’ and ‘Albert’ at The Lantern Theatre in Sheffield. Recently I have been involved with writing and performing in a television sitcom which we’re hoping to get backing for. But, I have never written for the Radio. I am sure it is a completely different fish and will need a whole new set of skills; I cannot wait to get started. Learning is what life is all about and I for one embrace the opportunity to do just that.

  • SAM: Listen to your dad love. He knows.
    Extract from ‘Dave’s Murder Mile’ by Lyn Towers
  • ALBERT: (Clears his throat) Testing, testing, one two, three, testing. This is Albert higginbottom addressing the nation. (Sings) I left my heart, in San Francisco, high on a hill, it calls to me…
    Extract from ‘Albert’ by Janice Sampson
  • DARCY: I’m Darcy, and I’m sure that’s a charming little tale but maybe we could save it for another time or for someone who’s actually interested in the banalities of your life.
    Extract from ‘Followers’ by Ruby Clarke
  • CHARLIE: Don’t panic. I won’t be sleeping much either. I suppose you could say I’m in here because of William Shakespeare – and a woman.
    Extract from ‘King of the Castles’ by Frank Hill
  • TARIQ: Oi! Stop being disrespectful! Just because you speak ‘English’ so properly - you can’t speak Punjabi so good though do you, eh?
    Extract from ‘When George Came to Bradford by Nuzhat Ali
  • Aged 21 she gave in and tried it becoming addicted within weeks. It was in fashion, everybody did it
    Extract from ‘The Smoking Companion’ by Joleen White
  • The emphasis is the song ‘Abrokyire Abrabo’ what it meant to the band – their peerage and what it means to them now
    ‘High Life ‘ by Joseph-Israel