The 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music has gone to School Of Rock, The Musical. Sam Hall, who left King’s Rochester school in 2013, is the children’s Musical Director and Rock Coach for this hugely acclaimed new West End show.
Sam Hall has been part of the team finding and training three sets of 13 astonishing child actors for the London staging of the show who play instruments live, every night at New London Theatre.
Even more astonishing is that Sam is still a student at the Royal College of Music and as well as his theatre commitments, is also the lead singer for indie-rock band TORVA.
This comes as no surprise to those who knew him as a student at King’s Rochester. Whilst at school Sam was so involved with all things musical that he played the lead role in Sweeney Todd, ran all the Open Mic nights and assisted with every music event held.
Sam returned to King’s Rochester to play bass guitar in the school’s own production of Into the Woods in March.
The Olivier Awards with Mastercard 2017 were the biggest yet, as they made their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. A huge congratulations to Sam and all of his child performers for their fantastic success!
You can follow Sam on Twitter @SamuelJHall
Sam Hall (Centre) with his band TORVA