Simon is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts on British Pantomime. He is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Chairman of the Society for Theatre Research and Pantomime Editor for the British Theatre Guide

Latest V&A Museum News:

Latest Pantomime News:

  • Simon’s latest pantomime blog is available via the British Theatre Guide
  • Simon’s piece ‘Designing Scottish Pantomime’ has recently been published in the V&A’s new publication The Story of Scottish Design marking the opening of V&A Dundee.
  • Simon’s chapter ‘Hiya Fans: Celebrity Reception in Modern British Pantomime’ was published by Bloomsbury in edited collection Popular Performance
  • Simon’s article ‘From Mother Goose to Master: Training Networks and Knowledge Transfer in Modern British Pantomime’ was published in a special edition of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
  • Simon has been commissioned to write a chapter on Drag Villains for an edited collection on drag to be published in 2019.



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