Simon has composed music for numerous theatre productions including Cry to the Hunt
– The Soho Community Play for Shared Experience, No Surrender
(Remould Theatre Company’s 2nd Hull City Play), the National Youth Theatre’s White City Black Country and Possession
, a large-scale piece performed at Witley Court in Worcestershire by over eighty young people. Other work includes The Interference
by Tim Rose-Price, George Peele’s The Old Wife’s Tale
, Steve Dinsdale’s adaptation of Mr Corbett’s Ghost
by Leon Garfield (Platypus Theatre Company), A Child in the Forest
(Worcester Swan), Station
(Soho Theatre) and Aladdin
He has worked with the Portuguese company Teatro do Montemuro on several pieces including Alminhas, O Canto da Cepa, Anjo do Montemuro and Louco na Serra by Peter Cann and a devised piece – Vasco na Cama. Radio credits include Fair Game, No-one Writes to the Colonel, Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance (BBC Radio 4) and The Conquest of the South Pole (Radio 3). He created scores for the dance film The Metronomic Society and his own short film Sanity, produced for Tyne Tees TV. He directed and was co-author (with Amanda Symonds) of Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do about the lives and music of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf (Latchmere/East Dulwich Tavern).
Simon’s oratorio based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost was premiered at the 1997 Three Choirs Festival and his orchestral suite At Caerlaverock was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Kenwood House, London in July 2003. He has collaborated with Andrew on numerous projects, both for the Theatre Royal Bath – Electra, Spring Awakening, Twelfth Night, The Rivals, The Good Person of Szechwan, youth theatre productions of The Butterfly’s Evil Spell, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill, Peter Pan, Blood Wedding, The Man of Mode (Young Actors Theatre) and for Absolute – Spiel im Berg, Opera Soap, The Shoemaker’s Wondrous Wife, The Rainforest Show at Godwin School, The Crowgate and Jericho Stone as well as music for viola for a rehearsed reading of Felix Mitterer’s monologue Siberia at the Austrian Cultural Forum. He produced and composed songs for an audio version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland featuring the voices of (among others) Celia Imrie, Andy Serkis, Jonathan Pryce, Louise Jameson, Robert Lindsay and Paul Whitehouse.