Simon has appeared in countless productions throughout Central Scotland and England. Formerly employed as Head of Performing Arts in a city secondary school, he is now enjoying a less stressful lifestyle as a “gentleman of leisure” whilst still involved in the theatre as an actor and director.
Originally from Glasgow, Simon started acting in school productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operas. His first role was the title role in The Mikado. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Drama and History. Since then he has performed most of the G&S baritone roles. During his long career he has also taken principal roles in a wide range of musical productions including Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Assassins, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Show Boat, South Pacific and Singing in The Rain.
Simon has also appeared in many plays including Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has directed youth theatre productions as part of the National Theatre Connections program and had the pleasure of watching his company perform on stage in the Royal Lyceum.
Simon is delighted to take part in The Herd, his fourth production with Threepenny Theatricals.