Simon’s first appearance on a big stage was in the title role of The Mikado when he was at school. Since then he has played most of the baritone roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon.
Simon studied Drama and History at Glasgow University and became a Drama teacher as it paid better than acting. Until recently he was Head of Performing Arts at an Edinburgh secondary school. He directed several school shows, two of which transferred to the Royal Lyceum Theatre.
Simon has taken leading roles in productions throughout Central Scotland. His favourites have been in Stephen Sondheim’s works such as the title role in Sweeney Todd and Sam Byck in Assassins. He has played leading roles in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Most recently he appeared in all of Threepenny Theatricals productions, and as Sir Jospeh Porter KCB in EDGAS’ H.M.S. Pinafore and Pooh Bah in their production of The Mikado. He also had a last minute call up this March, to their chorus for The Pirates of Penzance as a Covid enforced replacement. That was fun!
-Biography taken from the programme for Enchanted April (2022)