Simon Greiff
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THEATRE DIRECTOR

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.

Since focussing on his career as a director, predominantly developing new work over the past nine years, his credits include: premieres of Picture Perfect (St James Studio) which he also conceived; Payback (Riverside Studios); Stand Tall A Rock Musical (45th Street Theatre New York & Landor Theatre London); A Song Cycle For Soho (Soho Theatre) which he also co-created; The Pork Crunch (Pleasance Theatre); the Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 (Waterloo East Theatre); Rumpy Pumpy! (Theatre Royal Windsor); and the showcases of Stiles & Drewe’s Anything Can Happen!, which he also conceived; Van Winkle and Before After (all at the St James Theatre); and Soul Mates (at Stratford East as part of BEAM 2018), plus developed new work alongside Perfect Pitch and Ambassador Theatre Group. 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).

His drama school productions include The Twelve Chairs, Merrily We Roll Along, Godspell, A Little Night Music, Animus, Into The Woods, Bad Girls, Sister Act, Spring Awakening (at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Royal Welsh College, London College Of Music, Trinity Laban, MTA, Bird College), plus numerous masterclasses and workshops at Royal Central School, Royal Welsh College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Arts Ed London, Associated Studios, Southampton University and Guildford School of Acting.

 

Simon was the associate director of The Rocky Horror Show UK/European 2016 Tour, and had the honour of directing 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. Resident directing work on tour includes the award-winning number-one tour of We Will Rock You, the 40th anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith. He is currently the Associate Director of the Take That / Tim Firth musical The Band (UK/Ireland Tour and West End).

 

For more information please follow on Twitter @SimG_Director

PRODUCER

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 34 albums including West End solo artists, concept recordings and original cast recordings.

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

For Theatre Directing enquiries, please email:
Directing@SimonGreiff.com

 
     
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