Simon started his career in stage lighting in 1992 at the Festival Theatre in Chichester, where he worked as a full-time electrician and projectionist for six years.
Lighting design credits include: Little Shop of Horrors and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for Jersey Opera House Ltd, Cinderella (2013), Dick Whittington (2014) and Cinderella (2016) at the Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol for First Family Entertainment and Aladdin (2017) at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton for Qdos Entertainment.
Simon co-designed the lighting for the UK tour of Barnum, and was the associate lighting designer for the UK tour of Oliver! in 2013. He has worked in South Korea, Japan, Spain, Manila, Dubai and Australia as the associate lighting designer for the Cameron Mackintosh 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables. More recently, Simon was involved with the transfer of the Broadway production of An American in Paris to the Dominion Theatre in London, and residencies in Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan, as associate lighting designer.
For Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Simon is the associate lighting designer for Mary Poppins, working on the recent UK tour and current London production, and also residencies in both Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. Simon is the associate lighting designer for Les Misérables
at the Sondheim Theatre in London and for the current UK tour.
Outside of theatre, Simon has a keen interest in aviation and holds a National Private Pilot’s Licence.