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About SimonSimon’s current, most recent and forthcoming designs include Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford, Chichester/2016 season, Manchester Opera House and currently Theatre Royal Haymarket), Peter Pan (Chichester Festival Theatre), the stage musical Big (Plymouth and Dublin), Hobson’s Choice (West End) Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse and current UK tour), Singin’ In The Rain (West End, Chichester and current world tour), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (West End and USA), She Stoops To Conquer (Bath), Derren Brown’s new show Miracle (West End and tour), The Importance of Being Ernest (Washington D.C) and at Chichester Festival Theatre, Mrs Pat with Penelope Keith, Amadeus with Rupert Everett, An Ideal Husband with Patricia Routledge, Stevie with Zoe Wanamaker (also Hampstead Theatre). Simon is currently designing Saturday Night Fever which opens in Denmark this spring.
Other highlights: The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Yes Prime Minister, RosencrantzandGuildenstern Are Dead, When We Are Married, The Rivals, Derren Brown – Infamous, Man and Boy, Hay Fever, Of Mice and Men, Amy’s View (all West End), Enemies, Whistling Psyche and The Earthly Paradise (Almeida), The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Donmar), The Force Of Change (Royal Court), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stockholm), An Ideal Husband and Mrs Warren’s Profession (Washington D.C), Haunted (NYC/Brits Off Broadway), Pygmalion (Old Vic), Singer, A Russian In The Woods and Thomas More (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Brothers Karamazov (Manchester Royal Exchange), To Kill A Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Norman Conquests (Birmingham Rep), and numerous designs at Chichester where he is Associate Designer.
Simon designs for opera worldwide and is the recipient of the Manchester Theatre Award for Best Design (Wonderful Town), two TMA Best Design Awards (Elizabeth Rex and Three Sisters) and the Helen Hayes Best Design Award (Lady Windermere’s Fan (USA).