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Simon Evans

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

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

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Consultant Magician

Simon Evans Biography

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 News

Immersive Experience Inspired by DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains to Premiere in Lo Photo Immersive Experience Inspired by DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains to Premiere in London
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

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 Photo Assembly Festival's 2021 Programme Kicks Off This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021

Among the first shows to be back on stage are¬†2019 hit show¬†Bromance¬†(3¬†‚Äst29 Aug) ‚Äď 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¬†‚Äst22 Aug)¬†based on Pippa¬†Goodhard¬†and Nick Sharratt's picture book.¬†

Assembly Festival Announces In-Person Programme Photo Assembly Festival Announces In-Person Programme
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

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 Photo SIMON EVANS: THE WORK OF THE DEVIL 2021/22 UK Tour Rescheduled Dates Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2021

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 FLYE Photo Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Festival Continues With Amy Johnson Play LONE FLYER in June and July
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

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 Photo Jermyn Street Theatre Announces FOOTPRINTS FESTIVAL Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

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 Photo VIDEO: David Tennant Talks STAGED on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2021

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 Photo BWW Review: STAGED, SERIES 2, BBC One
by Eleni Cashell - Jan 26, 2021

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 CHRI Photo Imelda Staunton, Minnie Driver and Giles Terera To Perform In LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS ‚Ä" A DONMAR FESTIVE CONCERT
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2020

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 Photo VIDEO: Judi Dench Puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Their Place on STAGED
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2020

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.

Simon Evans Videos

VIDEO: David Tennant Talks STAGED on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: David Tennant Talks STAGED on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2021

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.

VIDEO: Judi Dench Puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Their Place on STAGED VideoVIDEO: Judi Dench Puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Their Place on STAGED
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2020

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.

BWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Donmar Warehouse
by Rona Kelly - May 7, 2017

Written by Bertolt Brecht during World War II, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui serves as a parable for Adolf Hitler. Germany becomes Chicago, Hitler becomes gangster Arturo Ui, as we witness his sociopathic rise. Today, this play proves 'all too current'. Immersive, Simon Evans' production breaks down the fourth wall as the titular character endeavours to build one up.