Simon graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1992. Since then (and even before then) he has worked and experienced almost every corner of the theatre sound industry. From street theatre in the pouring rain to fringe plays in dusty pubs; Upstairs at The Royal Court to large scale musicals on Broadway. He has served time in the sound departments of both the RSC and the National where he held the post of sound supervisor. In 1999 he joined leading British sound design and rental company Autograph where he stayed for 11 years.
For Autograph Simon was Associate/FX Sound Designer on THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (West End and Broadway) and MARY POPPINS (all with Andrew Bruce) CATS EUROPEAN TOUR and SPAMALOT London.
Simon has created sound designs for over 70 plays and musicals. He has worked with many of the leading theatre practitoners, composers and arts organisations. His most recent Sound Design credits include BOEING BOEING (London and Broadway – 2007 Tony Nomination for Best Sound), THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Toronto and London – 2007/08 Olivier Nomination for Best Sound), I AM SHAKESPEARE (UK Tour & Chichester) GOD OF CARNAGE, OUR HOUSE (UK Tour), BRIEF ENCOUNTER (Cinema Haymarket/Kneehigh Theatre/UK Tour/US Tour – 2008/09 Olivier Nomination for Best Sound), THE NORMAN CONQUESTS (Old Vic and Broadway) COMPLICIT (Old Vic), DON JOHN (Kneehigh Theatre/RSC/World Tour), ARCADIA (Duke Of Yorks Theatre), THE BIRDS (Gate Theatre – Dublin), AS YOU LIKE IT and THE TEMPEST (BAM/Old Vic/Bridge Project 2010) and THE REAL THING (Old Vic), THE LATE MIDDLE CLASSES (Donmar), Kneehigh’s ASYLUM PROJECT, LA BETE (London and Broadway), MATILDA for the RSC, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Leicester Curve and the West End), ME AND MY GIRL (Sheffield Crucible and the West End), BRIEF ENCOUNTER (New York), BATMAN (arena tour), GOD OF CARNAGE (Los Angeles) DI AND VIV AND ROSE (Hampstead Theatre) MATILDA THE MUSICAL (RSC, London and New York – 2012 Olivier Award for Best Sound), ANGUS THONGS AND EVEN MORE SNOGGING (WYP) WAH! WAH! GIRLS (London), LOSERVILLE (WYP/Garrick), HEDDA GABLER (Old Vic), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (RSC), THE AMEN CORNER (National Theatre), JOSEPHINE AND I (Bush Theatre), THE LIGHT PRINCESS (National Theatre) and MOJO (Harold Pinter Theatre).