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Simon Evans is an English theatre and television director, writer, and actor.



Evans was raised in Oxford while his parents ran a dental practice in nearby Kidlington. He was educated at The Dragon School and Abingdon School, where his fellow students included Tom Hollander, Toby Jones and members of Radiohead. He studied Education, English, Drama & the Arts at Homerton College, Cambridge.



As a theatre director, his productions include The Dazzle (starring Andrew Scott), Bug (James Norton), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Lenny Henry), Killer Joe (Orlando Bloom) and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner).



As an actor, his early roles include parts in Stig of the Dump (2002) and Lewis (2007).



During the COVID-19 pandemic, he wrote, directed and co-starred in the BBC Television series Staged, playing himself, alongside exaggerated versions of the show's stars, Michael Sheen and David Tennant. The series was notable for being made using video conferencing technology. Evans had been due to rehearse Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing at Chichester when lockdown came into effect. His cinematic directorial debut, Hunter in the Dark, was also postponed.



Following Staged, Evans hosted and directed another lockdown event, a live-streamed Oxford Playhouse fundraiser, A Theatre Near You, starring Stephen Fry, Marcus Brigstocke, and Lucy Porter.

He is the founding director of the theatre company, Myriad Immersive.

Simon Evans STAGE CREDITS

Simon Evans Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Consultant Magician

Simon Evans News

Assembly Festival Releases Tickets For Over 100 Shows This Summer

Assembly Festival, one of Edinburgh's leading Festival Fringe venues, has announced over 100 shows for its 2023 programme. The festival, which is housed year-round at Assembly Roxy, is returning to its familiar venues at Assembly Rooms, Assembly Hall, Assembly George Square and Gardens, and Assembly Checkpoint.

UK Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set For Donmar Warehouse's 2022/2023 Season

Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the first three shows in the Donmar's 30th anniversary season and plans for the theatre's birthday celebrations.

Hightide Announces Clare Slater As New Artistic Director

The trustees of HighTide announced that they have appointed Clare Slater, currently Head of New Work at the Donmar Warehouse as the next Artistic Director of HighTide. She will lead the company alongside Executive Director Rowan Rutter as joint Chief Executives. Clare takes over from Suba Das, former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of HighTide.

Immersive Experience Inspired by DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains to Premiere in London

Department Studios, Inc. and Myriad Entertainment announced today they have entered a global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainmentto create a new and unique immersive experience inspired by the world of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. 

Assembly Festival's 2021 Programme Kicks Off This Week

Among the first shows to be back on stage are 2019 hit show Bromance (3 – 29 Aug) – a cutting edge show that wittily explores male companionship and its limits, from experimental acrobatic circus company Barely Methodical Troupe, and Nonsense Room Productions' interactive musical show You Choose (3 – 22 Aug) based on Pippa Goodhard and Nick Sharratt's picture book. 

Assembly Festival Announces In-Person Programme

Assembly Festival will host an exciting mix of theatre, dance, circus, comedy, music, and more, from Thursday 29 July to Sunday 29 August. Alongside this there will be a stimulating digital programme presented live or on-demand hosted on Assembly's new online venue, Assembly Showcatcher.   

SIMON EVANS: THE WORK OF THE DEVIL 2021/22 UK Tour Rescheduled Dates Announced

Simon Evans is one of the country's best-loved stand-up comedians, with a loyal fan base who greatly appreciate his intelligent and independent scrutiny of the modern world. His tongue-in-cheek, often rueful attachment to traditionalism, and his scepticism towards the claimed achievements of progressive politics and modernist aesthetics, have set him apart from many of his contemporaries.

Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Festival Continues With Amy Johnson Play LONE FLYER in June and July

After opening the Footprints Festival with Biyi Bandele's Two Horsemen Street Theatre headlines June with Lucy Betts' acclaimed production of Ade Morris's Lone Flyer.  First staged at The Watermill Theatre last October, the production will run from 8 June to 3 July, playing to socially distanced live audiences as well as being streamed online.    

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces FOOTPRINTS FESTIVAL Lineup

Two weeks after announcing Footprints Festival, today Jermyn Street Theatre has unveiled its full programme of 43 shows brought together to celebrate the theatre’s reopening this Summer. Running for three months from May to August this jamboree of live work comprises an exciting combination of familiar faces and new talent.

VIDEO: David Tennant Talks STAGED on THE LATE LATE SHOW

James Corden welcomes his friend David Tennant to the show, and David immediately sets the tone for a great chat thanks to his pink blazer. After the two discuss the pains of homeschooling, James asks David about Melissa Von Stressel, the name of his fake assistant that he used to get out of gigs and requests he didn't have the heart to say no to directly. And David talks about the process of making 'Staged' with his wife, Georgia, Michael Sheen and Simon Evans.

BWW Review: STAGED, SERIES 2, BBC One

Staged is back on our screens, and this time David Tennant and Michael Sheen are bickering over an American remake of their own series.

Imelda Staunton, Minnie Driver and Giles Terera To Perform In LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS " A DONMAR FESTIVE CONCERT

The Donmar Warehouse announces today that it will present a special concert online to mark the festive season. LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS will be performed in the beautiful setting of St Paul's Church (affectionately known as The Actors' Church), in the heart of Covent Garden and premiere online for free on the Donmar's YouTube channel on Wednesday 16 December, 7.30pm.

VIDEO: Judi Dench Puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Their Place on STAGED

BBC has released a new clip from episode 6 of Staged, featuring Judi Dench - watch as she puts the actors 'in their place' as only she can.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen to Star in BBC Lockdown Comedy STAGED

The BBC today announces a brand new lockdown comedy, Staged, from Infinity Hill and GCB Films for BBC One.

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces 2020 Season

Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2020 has today been unveiled by Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE REALISTIC JONESES at Ustinov Studio

Production images are released today for the UK premiere of Will Eno's Drama Desk Award winning play The Realistic Joneses, now running at the Ustinov Studio until Saturday 7 March with opening night for press this evening. The full cast includes Corey Johnson as Bob, Sharon Small as Jennifer, Jack Laskey as John and Clare Foster as Pony. The production is the latest from Theatre Royal Bath Productions and is directed by Simon Evans.

Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Finale of THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION on ABC - Thursday, January 2, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Finale of THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 2, 2020!

Casting Announced For The UK Premiere Of THE REALISTIC JONESES At The Ustinov Studio

Theatre Royal Bath Productions has today announced casting for the UK premiere of Will Eno's Drama Desk Award winning play The Realistic Joneses which will be staged in the Ustinov Studio from Thursday 6 February to Saturday 7 March 2020 with opening night for press on Wednesday 12 February 2020. The full cast includes Corey Johnson as Bob, Sharon Small as Jennifer, Jack Laskey as John and Clare Foster as Pony. The production is directed by Simon Evans.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION on ABC - Thursday, December 26, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 26, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION on ABC - Thursday, December 19, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 19, 2019!

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