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Simon Slater


Simon, who is originally from Scarborough, is an Artistic Associate of the SJT.

He has composed original music for over 300 theatre, film, television and radio productions. He has composed the music for many SJT shows including PinocchioThe Rise and Fall of Little VoiceA Brief History of WomenA (Scarborough) Christmas CarolThe 39 StepsBuild A RocketAlice in WonderlandStepping Out, Treasure Island, The Snow Queen and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Other recent credits include: Constellations (Vaudeville West End); Out West (Lyric Hammersmith); The Lodger (Coronet); Harpy (National tour); music for Europe by David Greig (Donmar Warehouse – nominated for Best Sound Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical in the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2019); the 2016 production of Amadeus at the National Theatre, which returned to the NT earlier this year; the Olivier Award-winning Killology (Sherman and Royal Court); the award-winning Constellations (Duke of York’s and Royal Court, New York) for which he was nominated for an Olivier; Frankenstein (national tour); Orpheus Descending (Theatre Clywd/Mernier Chocolate Factory); Honour at the Park Theatre; Pack of Lies (Menier Chocolate Factory); Cost of LivingJude, I and You (Hampstead Theatre); Foxfinder (Ambassador’s); Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking (Arcola); Filthy Business (Hampstead Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); Carmen Disruption (Almeida); A Doll’s House, Arabian Nights (Sherman, Cardiff); Talking Heads (Bath and national tour); The Broken Heart, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (The Globe); Great Expectations (Vaudeville Theatre); Octagon (Arcola Theatre) for which he was nominated for an Off West End award; The BFG and the award-winning James and the Giant Peach (Octagon Theare, Bolton); Ghosts (New Vic, Stoke); Single Spies (The Rose, Kingston); Wonderland, Raving, No Naughty Bits, Enlightenment (Hampstead); Land of our Fathers, A Handful of Stars (Trafalgar Studios and Theatre 503), nominated for two Off West awards; Cannibals (Royal Exchange Manchester); The Lady and the Van (national tour); The Deep Blue SeaDeath of a SalesmanThe GrouchAs You Like It, The Wind in the Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The RivalsAlice in WonderlandPinnochioThe Wind in the WillowsTreasure IslandJames and the Giant Peach (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre, Boston); Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company); Coyote On A Fence (Royal Exchange Manchester and the Duchess Theatre, West End); Macbeth (Albery, West End); Rose Rage (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Duke’s Theatre, New York); Love, Love, Love (Lyric Hammersmith); and The Winter’s Tale (Bremen).

Television includes: Inquisition (Channel 5), two series of Dalziel & Pascoe (BBC); Impact Earth (Channel 5). Simon has composed music for the forthcoming feature film My One and Only.

Radio includes: the award-wining The Blood LibelEight Days In JulyThe Look Of LifeThe Report (BBC Radio 4).

As an actor, Simon has recently been seen in Mamma Mia!, Chariots of Fire (West End) and his award-winning one-man show Bloodshot (St James, London, Calgary, Chicago, Vienna and at the SJT in October). Simon was recently seen as Russ Faber in Holby City.

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