George started his career in the theatre over sixty-five years ago.
He has worked in many different capacities — actor, director, composer, writer and teacher. After training at the Old Vic School under Michel St Denis, he spent a year in variety in a double act, as well as appearing at the Old Vic and in rep, and writing for and performing in revue. From the mid-fifties he worked a great deal in television, composing incidental music for a variety of plays and working as a music associate on BBC Light Entertainment shows.
After a year as resident composer at the Old Vic and writing a couple of film scores, he went to the Central School of Speech and Drama where he stayed for twenty-five years as Director of the Acting Course. During his time there, he continued to work in the theatre, notably at the Royal Exchange in Manchester where he wrote music and directed. Since leaving Central to freelance over twenty-five years ago, he has worked extensively both here and abroad. Every summer he teaches on a cabaret course at Yale and he recently put together a programme of his own material entitled An Evening of Old-fashioned Songs. A book has been published about George’s life and experiences entitled An Untidy Career: Conversations with George Hall, written by Lolly Susi published by Oberon Books Ltd.