Sam Freeman

Storytelling | Theatre | Arts Marketing

Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See Is You

Now Touring:
Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See Is You

Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See Is You is a story about love and friendship, told, storytelling-style, by a man with a projector. It’s about loneliness and old age. The stories include an old man in a care home escaping with an adversary, ia young man and woman on a rainy night falling in love, a woman in a call centre feeling trapped and a mid 30s beardy man from Yorkshire walking obsessively because it’s the only thing he’s allowed to do right now…

Tour Dates

  • 27 June // Pwllheli // Neuadd Dwyfor – Book
  • 30 June // Preston // Derelict Live
  • 2 July // York // 41 Monkgate – Book 
  • 4 July // Prescot // Shakespeare North – Book 
  • 13 July // Cardiff // Chapter Arts Centre – Book
  • 24 July // Huddersfield // Lawrence Batley Theatre – Book 
  • 25 July // Sheffield // Theatre Deli – Book

Now Booking:
Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention)

A person walking in a forest

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Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention) is a love story spanning 30 years, told, storytelling-style, by a man with a projector. It previewed at Theatr Clwyd in 2021 before touring to 11 venues in 2022. The lighting is five lanterns, all tightly focused. Get in takes approximately 1 hour, focus take 30 mins and get out takes around 40 mins. It’s available on request for touring (£250 vs 70%).

Spring 2022 Tour
Liverpool Everyman Bistro – Preview / Harrogate Theatre / Square Chapel, Halifax / York Theatre Royal / Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton / Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre, The Old Courts,  Wigan / The Dukes, Lancaster.

The video below is of the show’s R&D at Theatr Clwyd in 2021.

Audience Feedback

Just dropping you a line to say loved the show on Saturday. Well done. For me it was a cross between Izzy Suttie’s ‘love letters’ and is it Tom Wrigglesworth that regularly rings his parents in his show-both radio. Anyway I’m a fan of them both too.

I just had to email to say how much we enjoyed the performance tonight. What a wonderful, intricate, clever story! We loved it. At the last telephone message I had a tear in my eye I was so invested in the outcome.

@ClwydTweets fabulous storytelling by @MrFreeman1984 this evening, my first bike was red, they are the fastest and people who fold the corners of books should be punished, don’t get started on KitKat etiquette. Absolutely fab evening, Diolch x 

We enjoyed it, both times. And now we will be wanting to know what you’ve changed! Thank you for sharing this story with audiences.

We came to see this performance last week. Absolutely fabulous! Thank you

Beautiful show for my first in the flesh return to the #theatre tonight. Just @MrFreeman1984 proving @ClwydTweets really is the home of sickeningly talented folk.

I thought it was captivating. And my theatre buddy, a hard-to-please Russian, was smitten. Absolutely more people should get to enjoy this, it’s gorgeous.


I started stand up in October 2012 after completing the excellent course run by Paul Smith (the now incredibly famous stadium filling Ginger King Of Comedy, but still I should add very humble) at Hot Water Comedy Club.

In the first few years I was runner up for Hot Water New Comedian Of The Year, a finalist in Southport New Comedian Of The Year and came third in XS Manchester’s Comedian Of The Year. I was regular compere at Pros & Coms  in Liverpool and then Commo Comedy Club in Chester while gigging across the North West. I’ve gigged with Gary Delaney, Tom State (won’t remember me as I was too shy to talk to them) and Tudur Owen (lovely guy). 

I’ve performed two solo shows, the first which epically long and not tremendously good, and the second which was pretty good but was seen by barely anyone. I’m now an infrequent gigger and spend my time predominantly looking after Commo Comedy Club and Theatr Clwyd Comedy Club


I was a director, writer, producer and designed sets and sound for various productions. I trained at York St John College (University Of Leeds) with time at HKU Drama School in Utrecht, Netherlands.

My three performed plays are my first play Three Cheers For HRH, a short play written for the Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre when I was 16. Revenge was performed at York Theatre Royal (it was later adapted into On The Edge which was performed by Grin Theatre in Liverpool). Floating was funded by Arts Council England and premiered at Unity Theatre before touring nationally. My last directorial project was Chris Chibnall’s footballing comedy Gaffer at Unity Theatre.

I’m currently working on a solo storytelling show.


These are a couple of clips of show I made. I’ve lots of other clips of me doing stand up, but, increasingly, I look back on them and think “what was I thinking”, that’s not to say they’re bad, just not what I want to do now