Sam Kenyon


Sam Kenyon studied English Literature at Cambridge University before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. 
Current and forthcoming projects include: A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation (Composer, RSC).
Composing credits include: The Christmas Truce (Composer/Arranger/Additional Lyrics; RSC); The Glass Slipper (Composer/Additional Lyrics; Northern Stage); The Borrowers (Composer/Lyrics; Northern Stage, Winner of Best Show for Children & Young People, UK Theatre Awards 2013); Best Friends and 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). He is currently writing a musical based on the life of Joan Littlewood. 
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); Close the Coalhouse Door (Northern Stage, National Tour); Swallows and 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); 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 & Ion (The Gate); Macbeth & The Othello Music (BAC).

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