Simon is a highly experienced Freelance Drama Facilitator & Theatre Maker. He has been devising and delivering a variety of creative learning programmes in schools, theatres and within the community since 2009. He works with people of all ages; from Early Years through to Higher Education Students and with teaching staff to embed the arts into their teaching practices.
He is also very proud to be a teacher on Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated and award winning documentary series ‘The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds'.
Simon is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Drama Geezers, a not for profit arts company championing the use of drama in the classroom, at home and in the workplace.
Simon believes in the power of creativity, curiosity and play to engage young people and adults. He is passionate about championing creativity in the classroom and in finding ways to make learning accessible and creative for all. The arts are a powerful tool in helping us explore, take risks and grow. Simon creates engaging theatre with young people which questions the world we live in.
"I was lucky enough to take part in one of Simon's sessions and was delighted that I did. His enthusiasm, infectious energy and caring nature captivated the children - they couldn't help being drawn into the age appropriate and inspiring activities. I didn't want the session to end, so can only imagine how they felt. It was a privilege to have Simon in our school as it's only generated positive outcomes for our learners - even prompting a child with selective mutism to speak!"
The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds
Simon was the teacher on the BAFTA nominated and award winning Channel 4 documentary that lifts the lid on the ups, downs, tears, tantrums and triumphs of the playground.
Series 1 - 6 (25 episodes)
"Quick shout out to Kate and Simon. Not five-year-olds, but the teachers, exactly as you would want teachers to be – patient, kind, warm, nurturing, generous, lovely, funny, fun, inspirational etc. They’re the real heroes here, as the teachers are everywhere"
The Drama Geezers
The Drama Geezers
Founder and Artistic Director
Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent