Simon is a theatre director and movement director. He co-directs ensemble company Rough Fiction and is a creative practitioner for Frantic Assembly. He is currently associate movement director on The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time and The Go-Between (Apollo and Gielgud Theatres, West End) and directing His Wild Imaginings for Rough Fiction and London Arts Orchestra. He also works as a senior lecturer in Drama and Performance at London South Bank University having previously worked at Royal Holloway University and Portsmouth University. Simon studied Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway University before training on the Birkbeck Theatre Directing MFA and the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course.
Movement direction includes: Romeo and Juliet, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Youth Theatre Wales, Frantic Assembly), The Kingdom (Soho Theatre), Out of The Cage (The Park Theatre), Between Two Worlds (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff),The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), Mixter Maxter, 99...100 (both National Theatre of Scotland).
Direction includes: Not A Game For Boys (Library Theatre Manchester), The Last of The Lake (Rough Fiction/Brighton Dome - UK Tour), The Love of The Nightingale (Rough Fiction - Tour), Hospitals and Other Buildings that Catch Fire (NSDF 2006 / Edinburgh Festival); as associate director: The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), The Go-Between (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse), Ignition (Frantic Assembly).