Sam Kenyon
Composer, Lyricist, Writer & Director
Agent(s): Helen Mumby


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:  Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); 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).