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In 2006 Lipkin played Nicky/Trekkie as part of the original London cast of Avenue Q in at the Noël Coward Theatre.

He appeared in the 2010/11 UK tour of Monty Python's Spamalot before playing Lonny in the original London cast of Rock of Ages which opened in 2011.

In 2014 he appeared in I Can't Sing!. He then played the role of Proprietor in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Assassins.

He appeared as Lead Man in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in 2015, followed by puppeteering the Lorax in The Lorax at the Old Vic.

In 2016 he played Lou Lubowitz in Miss Atomic Bomb and Bill Sykes in Oliver before joining the cast of Guys and Dolls at The Savoy Theatre, London as Nathan Detroit, starring opposite Rebel Wilson as Miss Adelaide.

Lipkin along with comedian and composer Vikki Stone hosted the 2017 WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. Later on he was part of the original cast of the new Duncan Sheik musical Whisper House at The Other Palace in London. He played the role of Ratty in The Wind in The Willows at the London Palladium from June to September 2017, before playing Mr Poppy in Nativity! The Musical (having previously appeared in Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?! as Chief Elf) from October 2017 to January 2018 on a UK tour.

He has also appeared in a small role in Show Dogs with fellow theatre star Oliver Tompsett which was released in Spring 2018.

Also in 2018 Lipkin starred in Deborah Isitt’s fourth Nativity film - Nativity Rocks! alongside Daniel Boys and Craig Revel Horwood.

He was cast as Louis Drake in Deborah Isitt’s 2022 film Christmas On Mistletoe Farm, along with Scott Garnham,Kathryn Drysdale and Ashley Jensen.

Lipkin starred as Buddy in Elf the Musical at the Dominion Theatre alongside Georgina Castle from November 2022 to January 2023.

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West End Return Engagement, 2019
Mr. Poppy

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West End Production, 2017

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The Proprietor

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West End Original Production, 2014

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Original London Production, 2011

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Original London Production, 2006

Trekkie Monster

Simon Lipkin News

Musical Con Will Return For 2024 Edition in October

This October, the world's biggest musical theatre fan convention, Musical Con, will return to London for the third year running, welcoming thousands of fans, of all ages, from across the country and abroad, to celebrate all things musicals under one roof. 
Cameron Mackintosh's New Production of OLIVER! Comes to the West End in December

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his new co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre of Lionel Bart's iconic musical, Oliver!, which he has fully reconceived with director and choreographer Matthew Bourne, will open in London at the end of the year.
New Revival of OLIVER! Comes to Chichester Festival Theatre; Initial Cast Revealed!

An all new revival of Oliver! is coming to Chichester Festival Theatre as part of its new season. This new production of Lionel Bart’s musical has been fully reconceived especially for CFT by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. Learn more about the show here!
The Magic Circle Honour Cast and Crew of UNBELIEVABLE

In acknowledgement of the cast and crew’s skill and dedication to the craft, The Magic Circle will honour them with rare invitations to become certified magician apprentices. This is the first step to becoming a member of the world’s foremost magic society.
Interview: 'I've Been Doing a Lot of Kissing!': Actor Georgina Castle of ELF THE MUSICAL on Christmas Joy and Returning to the Role of Jovie

BroadwayWorld chatted with Georgina Castle about what it has been like returning to the show. We discussed what she loves about the production, how the musical compares to the film and how she found love on stage!
Review: UNBELIEVABLE, Criterion Theatre

Derren Brown calls his new production, Unbelievable, 'the magic show I've always wanted to see'. It's not only a show without Brown himself, but crucially (with the exception of Simon Lipkin) it is a magic show not performed by professional magicians. In fact, many members of their cast are making their West End debuts.
"I've Never Seen Anything Like This Before!": Inside Rehearsals for Derren Brown's Unique New Show UNBELIEVABLE

BroadwayWorld UK had the chance to attend an invited rehearsal of magician Derren Brown’s newest show, Unbelievable. The show, created by longtime collaborators Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor brings magic to life with a cast of actors and musicians, many of whom are new to the world of magic!
Cast Revealed For Derren Brown's UNBELIEVABLE

Internationally acclaimed psychological illusionist Derren Brown has announced his first-ever cast for his brand-new show UNBELIEVABLE, which opens in London's West End at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus on 19 September 2023. UNBELIEVABLE is a Mercury Theatre co-production with Vaudeville Productions and Kenny Wax Ltd.
Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre

Press night of ELF The Musical took place at the Dominion Theatre yesterday, Thursday 24 November 2022. Guests included Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Shane Richie, Rachel Stevens and Denise Welch. Check out photos here!
Review: ELF THE MUSICAL, Dominion Theatre

When Elf The Musical last set foot in London, the critics noted its family appeal, the syrupy content and the extortionate ticket prices. Has much changed this time around?
Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London

All new photos and video footage have been released from ELF The Musical, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 24 November 2022. Previews began on Monday 14 November.
Photos: First Look at the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL at the Dominion Theatre

Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with the official opening taking place on 24 November. The cast of ELF includes Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For ELF in the West End

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Elf in the West End! Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with the official opening taking place on 24 November.
Interview: Simon Lipkin on the Joys of Christmas and Playing Buddy in ELF THE MUSICAL

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear!” - Buddy the Elf, Elf the Musical. The time has come. Halloween is over, the leaves are falling, we've turned our clocks back, and Mariah Carey has defrosted. It's the Christmas season!
Rebecca Lock Completes the Cast of ELF at the Dominion Theatre

Renowned theatre actress Rebecca Lock will play Emily Hobbs in ELF, the smash hit musical which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 
Tom Chambers Joins The Cast Of ELF At The Dominion Theatre

Tom Chambers will be playing the character Walter Hobbs, the rediscovered father of Buddy, in ELF, the smash hit musical which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 
Simon Lipkin and Georgia Castle Will Lead ELF at The Dominion Theatre

Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle will be playing the much loved characters Buddy and Jovie in ELF, the smash hit musical, which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 
FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Lineup

BroadwayHD is delivering a variety of titles this June for viewers at home to stream. Additionally, they offer an extensive list of titles and documentaries worth viewing in honor of Pride month!

The characters of Brian and Roger were birthed by me and Harry Peacock on a TV set back in 2014. Hanging around between takes, we started to improvise and pretend to be these two divorced middle-aged men, trying really hard to see the positive side of their situation.
BWW Review: BRIAN AND ROGER, Menier Chocolate Factory

The stage version of the successful comedy podcast flounders on the transition from the everyday to the absurd


How many Broadway shows has Simon Lipkin been in?

Simon Lipkin has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Simon Lipkin been in?

Simon Lipkin has appeared on London's West End in 10 shows.

What was Simon Lipkin's first West End show?

Simon Lipkin's first West End show was Avenue Q which opened in 2006

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