Simon’s work is focused on two areas:

The design of set, costume and video for theatre, dance and opera.
The creation of interactive performance works.



BASKERVILLE (Liverpool Playhouse); THE WELCOMING PARTY (Manchester International Festival / Theatre Rites); A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON (Park Theatre); HUMBLE BOY, THE PHILANDERER, LOTTERY OF LOVE, POISON, SHEPPEY; WIDOWERS’ HOUSES and THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD (Orange Tree Theatre); SISTER ACT (Kilworth House); WONDERFUL TENNESSEE (Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield); PIED PIPER (The Yard Theatre); THE PLANET AND STUFF (Polka Theatre/Tonic Theatre); THE SECRET AGENT (Theatre O, Traverse Theatre/Young Vic and UK Tour); WAITING FOR GODOT, THE WINTERS TALE and THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); TWO, TANIKA’S JOURNEY and TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP (Deafinitely Theatre); DEMOCRACY (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield & The Old Vic, London); TRIPLE BILL: DNA/BABY GIRL/THE MIRACLE and THE ENCHANTMENT (Cottesloe, National Theatre); ROMEO AND JULIET (Shakespeare’s Globe), DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC and LOST MONSTERS (Liverpool Everyman); DOUBLE SENTENCE (Soho Theatre & UK Tour); FAST LABOUR (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Hampstead Theatre); DOLLS (National Theatre Scotland, Tramway, Glasgow); THE HOUSE OF ATREUS and JULIUS CAESAR (Guildhall School of Music & Drama); KEBAB and six plays for the IMPRINT YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL (Royal Court Theatre); LIFE FOR BEGINNERS and BREED (Theatre503); ELLING (Bush & West End); FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS (ETT and Orange Tree Theatre); BETWEEN US and NOT THE LOVE I CRY FOR (Arcola); ALADDIN AND THE ENCHANTED LAMP based on Philip Pullman’s book at the Bristol Old Vic; JACKETS (Young Vic/Theatre 503); THE BODIES by Peter Flannery (Live Theatre, Newcastle); RUTHERFORD AND SON (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); TALL PHOENIX by Chris O’Connell (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); ROMEO AND JULIET (Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford and the Albery); ADAM AND EVE (TPT, Tokyo), ASTRONAUT (Theatre O, Barbican Pit and UK Tour); THE CHANGELING (NT Studio); RAFTS AND DREAMS and ACROSS OKA (Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester); RELATIVELY SPEAKING, THE WITCHES, EVERYMAN and HABEAS CORPUS (Northampton Theatres); UNDER THE CURSE and TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY (Gate Theatre); ROMEO AND JULIET (Cambridge Arts Theatre); TOUCHED (RSAMD, Glasgow); THE SINGING GROUP, EXCLUDE ME (Chelsea Theatre); FRAGILE LAND (Hampstead Theatre); THE ARBITRARY ADVENTURES OF AN ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST (NYT, Lyric Hammersmith Studio); KES (NYT, Lyric Hammersmith).


1984 (Northern Ballet); MATERIAL MEN (Shobana Jeyasingh); EVENTUAL PROGRESS (Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre); THE METAMORPHOSIS choreographed by Arthur Pita for ROH2, AS ONE choreographed by Jonathan Watkins for the Royal Ballet,  BLOOM choreographed by Aletta Collins for Rambert Dance Company, THE STEPFATHER choreographed by Arthur Pita for Candoco.


OWEN WINGRAVE (Set Design) for Aldeburgh Music/Edinburgh International Festival; FIDELIO (associate designer) Scottish Opera.

Interactive performance works include:

WORLD FACTORY (Young Vic & New Wolsey Theatre); THE COMPETITION (Shoreditch Town Hall); 3RD RING OUT (UK tour); WAVE STRUCTURES, HOPEFULLY IT MEANS NOTHING, SEA HOUSE (Aldeburgh Festival) and NEW TOWN (site specific/Arches).

Short Film:

SOFA (Channel 4 Random Acts); THE PUGILIST’S SON (Inspiration Films); THE FALL (NFTS) and five short films shot in Ghana for the charity Scriptnet.


Simon studied fine art at Winchester School of Art and Glasgow School of Art and theatre design at Motley Theatre Design Course in London.

Photo: ©David Sandison

Photo: ©David Sandison