Cast & Creatives



Simon is a director, writer and producer based in Cornwall. He is the Artistic Director of o-region Theatre and Film production company, Associate Artist at Hall for Cornwall and had a long Association with Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre.

As Artistic Director of o-region, he has produced and directed the original shows Laughing Gas (Darke / Grose) and One Darke Night and The Dead Monkey by Nick Darke, Stay Brave Brian Gravy by Carl Grose and Hireth by Edward Rowe. He wrote and directed FUP (in co-production with Kneehigh) and Marthusow Ha Mysteris in association with HFC / Kresen Kernow. Simon is currently developing a new show White Horse, an adaptation of the novel The White Horse of Zennor and other Stories by Michael Morpurgo.

Work in film includes producing the feature length films The Midnight Drives by writer / director Mark Jenkin, Weekend Retreat, Brown Willy and 2022’s Long Way Back by writer/ director Brett Harvey. He is currently collaborating with Brett Harvey on a new  feature length project Fullstops. Not Tadpoles.

For Kneehigh, Simon’s work as Director includes The Illustrated Girl, FUP, Noye’s Fludde and the Walk With Me Story App and as Associate Director, Brief Encounter (in association with David Pugh), Tristan and Yseult, 946, Steptoe and Son, Midnight’s Pumpkin, The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Cymbeline.

As Associate Artist of Hall for Cornwall Simon has co-written, directed and co-produced the original Christmas shows Dick Whittington and his Mousehole Cat, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Other directing credits include Christmas.Time (Cornwall’s longest running cult Christmas show) (Near Ta Theatre), If the Shoe Fits and Taste (Cscape Dance), Orpheus (Theatre Damfino), Oh Mary (Bec Applebee), Wrong Doings and Wake Call’s at the Stop of Motel and Above Bored for (‘Owdyado Theatre), Alaska (Blackfish Theatre), Great Expectations, Dracula, The Odyssey, A Christmas Carol and The Canterbury Tales (David Mynne), The Musicians (NT Connections), 45 Minutes, Hellsmouth, The Sad Club (NT Connections) for HFC Youth Theatre and Trevithick, The Cornish Caretakers (1, 2,and 3) and A Cornish Carol (Kernow King / Palores Productions).