Simon trained as an Actor at The Central School of Speech and Drama graduating with a Special Commendation, and, for over 13 years, worked in award winning Theatre, BAFTA winning Television & Film and created leading roles in the West End and across the UK.
Since focussing on his career as a Director, Simon has been at the forefront in developing independent new work in the UK. His credits include Premieres of Picture Perfect (St James Theatre) which he also conceived, Payback (Riverside Studios), Stand Tall A Rock Musical (45th Street Theatre New York & Landor Theatre London); A Song Cycle For Soho (Soho Theatre) which he also co-created; The Pork Crunch (Pleasance Theatre); the Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 (Waterloo East Theatre); and more recently the showcases of Stiles & Drewe’s Anything Can Happen! which he also conceived (St James Theatre), Van Winkle, Dancing Shadows and Beowulf In Soho for the From Page To Stage season (Landor Theatre). Recent drama school directing includes Veolia Songs (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama), Merrily We Roll Along (London College Of Music), Into The Woods, Godspell (both Trinity Laban), Spring Awakening (MasterAct), Bad Girls (MTA), plus numerous masterclasses & workshops including Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Royal Conservatiore of Scotland, Arts Educational London, Guildford School of Acting. He was the Resident Director on the award-winning No1 Tour of We Will Rock You and the 40th Anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show; and Development Director on Wildwood (for ATG), The Five Labours Of Harvey Fish, Stand Tall, Payback, plus Sex And The Village and Flipped Out (for Perfect Pitch Musicals), and Home: The Scott Alan Song Cycle which he co-created. Simon is also an Associate member of Mercury Musical Developments and directed their star studded 20th Anniversary Gala (Novello Theatre).
Simon has his own company, SimG Productions, the UK’s foremost champion of new theatre writing, presenting West End Concerts, Cabarets, and Workshop Showcase and he also runs the leading independent label SimG Records devoted to supporting new writers and artists, who have released 22 albums from solo artists to original cast recordings.
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