Born in the Faroe Islands, Samal graduated in Design
for Performance from Central Saint Martins. He was an individual winner of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2009. Productions include: Falstaff (Bucharest National Opera);Eugene Onegin (Theater an der Wien); Khovanskygate,
Life is a Dream, Otello (BOC), Les Mamelles de Tiresias (AM, La Monnaie, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Jasan, Agrippina, Simon Boccanegra, Cosi fan tutte, The Coronation of Poppea (ETO); Most of the Boys (ROHS2); Ghost Patrol (South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera); In the Locked Room (SO, MTW); Macbeth (Guerilla Theatre, South Korea); How to be an Other Woman (Gate Theatre); Budam-Man (Comedie De Caen) Sound of Yellow (Young Vic).