Simon is an actor, writer and director.
His directing credits in theatre includes: In the West End: The Philanthropist (Trafalgar Studios); Jus’ Like That with Jerome Flynn as Tommy Cooper (and on tour), HRH by Snoo Wilson and Shades by Sharman Macdonald with Pauline Collins. Single Spies by Alan Bennet (National Theatre and West End); Loving Reno (Bush Theatre); Facades (Lyric Hammersmith); The Passport, Nicholson Fights Croydon (Offstage Theatre); Amadeus (Theatr Clwyd); Cocteau’s The Infernal Machine with Maggie Smith (Lyric Hammersmith); Stevie Wants to Play The Blues (Los Angeles Theater Center); The Destiny of Me (Leicester Haymarket); Les Enfants du Paradis (Royal Shakespeare Company)
He directed his own translation of Milan Kundera’s Jacques and his Master at the Los Angeles Theater Center.
His production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine with Pauline Collins completed an enormously successful season in the West End in 1988 and subsequently opened on Broadway to rave notices and won a Tony Award for Pauline.
Musicals: The Pajama Game (Toronto, Birmingham and West End); My Fair Lady with Edward Fox (UK Tour) and Carmen Jones (Old Vic and tour) which won the Olivier Award and the London Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical and for which Simon won the Olivier for Best Director of a Musical.
Opera: A Christmas Carol (Houston Grand Opera); Puccini’s Il Trittico and Il Turco in Italia (Broomhill Opera); La Calisto for Glimmerglass Opera USA; The Magic Flute and The Consul (Holland Park Opera); Le Roi Malgre Lui for Grange Park Opera; Cosi fan tutte (Lucerne Staat Teater, Switzerland); Die Fledermaus (Scottish Opera).
Film: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, based on the book by Carson McCullers, starring Vanessa Redgrave (Merchant Ivory Productions).
Please note, Cruickshank Cazenove Ltd only represent Simon for his directing work. For more information, please visit Simon’s website.