Simond Dormandy directs. Simon’s recent work has included an award-winning production of The Hudsucker Proxy, his own adaptation of the Coen Brothers movie, in association with Complicite for the Nuffield, Southampton and Liverpool Playhouse; the UK première of Luce by JC Lee; Julius Caesar for Bristol Old Vic; collaborating with Simon McBurney on The Encounter, recently on Broadway; and two main-house shows at the Arcola - a reimagined Waiting for Godot with a young comic double-act in the leading roles, and the UK première of Eldorado by Marius von Mayenburg, starring Amanda Hale and Sian Thomas, in 2014.
He will co-direct his own adaptation of A Passage to India for the Royal and Derngate, Northampton in 2018. His children’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for orchestra and six actors was recently performed by the LPO and Globe Ed at the Royal Festival Hall. As an actor, Simon played leading roles with Cheek by Jowl, the RSC, the Donmar, the Old Vic, at many other theatres, as well as on film and TV. Between 1997 and 2012 he taught Drama and English at Eton College.