COMPOSER, LYRICIST, WRITER & DIRECTOR
Sam Kenyon studied English Literature at Cambridge University before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.
Sam is the Writer, Lyricist and Composer for Miss Littlewood, a major new musical exploring the life story of Joan Littlewood, which opened at the RSC in 2018.
Composer/Lyricist credits include: Vice Versa (Composer/Lyricist: RSC) and A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation (Composer: RSC); The Christmas True (Composer/Arranger/Additional Lyrics: RSC); Playing For Time (Composer/Lyricist/Musical Supervisor: Sheffield Crucible); The Borrowers (Composer/Lyrics: Northern Stage, Winner of Best Show for Children & Young People, UK Theatre Awards 2013); The Glass Slipper (Composer/Additional Lyrics: Northern Stage); Best Friends & Butterflies (Lyricist: Winner of Best Show for Young People at the 2000 Vivian Ellis Awards). Sam was commissioned by the BBC to write a verse-narration book for Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin’s The Firebrand of Florence (Barbican Theatre/Capriccio Records).
Directing credits include: How The Vote Was Won (Union Theatre); Oh What A Lovely War (Co-director: Northern Stage & National Tour, nominated for Best Musical Production and Best Performances in a Musical TMA Awards 2011).
As Musical Supervisor: Playing For Time (Composer/Lyricist/Musical Supervisor: Sheffield Crucible); The Glee Club (Cast in Doncaster); Close The Coalhouse Door (Northern Stage & National Tour); Swallows & Amazons (Bristol Old Vic, West End & National Tour); Oh What A Lovely War (Northern Stage & National Tour).
Performing credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Watermill Theatre); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Sweeney Todd (Watermill & West End); Sunset Boulevard (Comedy Theatre, West End); As You Like It (Young Vic & Wyndham’s); Les Justes and Ion (The Gate); Macbeth and The Othello Music (BAC). Films: Victoria & Abdul (Stephen Frears, 2017); Venus (Roger Michell, 2006).