Simon Greiff
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Simon trained as an actor at THE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA, and for over twelve years worked in award winning Theatre, BAFTA winning television and film, and created leading roles in the West End and across the UK. He also has experience in producing, casting, has worked as a dramaturg, and as an acting coach.

Credits as Director: PETER PAN THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN HOOK (Great Malvern / UK Productions) and nominated for 'Best Direction' (by the UK Pantomime Association), PICTURE PERFECT (St James Studio, premiere) which he also conceived, PAYBACK (Riverside Studios, premiere), STAND TALL A ROCK MUSICAL (45th Street Theatre New York and Landor Theatre London, premiere), A SONG CYCLE FOR SOHO (Soho Theatre, premiere) which he also co-created, THE PORK CRUNCH (Pleasance Theatre, premiere), the Off-Broadway musical STRIKING 12 (Waterloo East Theatre, European premiere), RUMPY PUMPY! (Theatre Royal Windsor) and GIRL IN A CRISIS (Crazy Coqs at Zedel, premiere).


Showcase/Readings include: TYRELL (Turbine Theatre as part of MTFestUK 2020), RARE BIRDS The Voices Of Holloway Prison (Soho Theatre) which he also devised, WILDWOOD (Ambassador Theatre Group), Stiles & Drewe’s ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! which he also conceived, VAN WINKLE and BEFORE AFTER (all St James Theatre), SOUL MATES (Stratford East as part of BEAM 2018), THE CHIEF (Finborough Theatre as part of Vibrant Festival). Simon was an associate member of Mercury Musical Developments, having directed their star-studded 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA (Novello Theatre) and directed/produced THE S&S AWARD GALA 2014 and 2015 (St James Theatre).


Drama school credits as Director: OUR HOUSE (Bird College), URINETOWN (Italia Conti), BETTY BLUE EYES (Bird College), CARRIE (MGA Academy), LITTLE WOMEN (Bird College), THE SUNSHINE GANG (MTA), MY FAIR LADY (Mountview), MADE IN DAGENHAM (Bird College), THE TWELVE CHAIRS (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama), SISTER ACT (Bird College), ANIMUS (Trinity Laban), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (London College Of Music), ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama), JUST THE TICKET (MTA), GODSPELL (Trinity Laban), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (London College Of Music), VEOLIA SONGS (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama), INTO THE WOODS (Trinity Laban), BAD GIRLS (MTA), SPRING AWAKENING (MasterAct) and A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (Arts Educational).


Simon also leads masterclasses and workshops at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Arts Ed London, Associated Studios, Southampton University, Irish College of Musical Theatre, MGA Academy, Guildford School of Acting and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Credits as Associate Director: the Take That / Tim Firth musical THE BAND (UK/Ireland Tour, West End & Germany), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW ‘LIVE’ (Playhouse Theatre London) starring the shows creator Richard O’Brien, which was also screened live in Picturehouse cinemas across Europe, and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (UK/European 2016 Tour). Credits as Resident Director: WE WILL ROCK YOU (UK/Ireland Tour 2009), the 40th anniversary production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (UK/Ireland Tour 2013), MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT (UK/Ireland Tour) and FUNNY GIRL (UK/Ireland Tour) starring Sheridan Smith.


For more information please follow on Twitter @SimG_Director


Simon has his own company, SimG Productions, the UK’s foremost champion of new theatre writing, presenting West End concerts, Cabarets, plays and industry wokshops, and he also runs the leading independent label SimG Records who have released over 40 albums including West End solo artists, concept recordings and original cast recordings.

For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @SimGProductions

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