Simon Robson studied Politics and Philosophy at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Acting at RADA.
Theatre has included: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN (Royal Exchange and Haymarket Theatre); A BUSY DAY (Bristol Old Vic and Lyric Theatre); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Salisbury Playhouse); LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Cambridge Theatre Company); MILL ON THE FLOSS (Shared Experience); THE DANUBE (Shared Experience); JUDE THE OBSCURE, PRIVATE LIVES, FLESH AND BLOOD (Method and Madness); THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, HEDDA GABLER, THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, PRIVATE LIVES, PYGMALION (Royal Exchange Theatre); THE SCHUMANN PLAN, THE LITTLE PRINCE (Hampstead Theatre); LOVE OFF THE SHELF, TWELFTH NIGHT, CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Nuffield Theatre); THE TEMPEST (Singapore Repertory Theatre).
As a writer, his first play THE GHOST TRAIN TATTOO was premiered at the Royal Exchange in 2001, and his collection of short stories THE SEPARATE HEART was published in 2007 and short-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His first novel CATCH appeared in 2010. Both are published by Jonathan Cape. Since then he has adapted Purcell’s THE INDIAN QUEEN for Les Arts Florissants. He was Narrator for Vox Luminis’ KING ARTHUR which toured Belgium and Holland in 2018 and has recently completed the libretto for an opera, SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD, with composer Tod Machover, which received its premiere with Boston Opera in November 2018. He is working on his second novel.