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Simon Adkins

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Simon began dancing at the Susan Taylor Dancing Academy, Banbury, and went on to further his training at Bird College, where he graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Dance and Theatre Performance.

Simon is currently the resident choreographer on 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London).

Other theatre credits include, Jersey Boys where he revised the role of Bob Crewe (Piccadilly Theatre London), Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), the original London Cast of Viva Forever where he created the role of Leon (Piccadilly Theatre), Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne), Summer Ice Spectacular (Congress Theatre, Eastbourne), a three-year run in the award winning musical Jersey Boys, where he created the role of Bob Crewe in the Original London Cast (Prince Edward Theatre), Hot in the workshop production of Carnival of the Animals (Riverside studios), the Original London Cast of Wicked, understudied Fiyero (Apollo Victoria), Jerry Springer the Opera, understudied Tremont/Angel Gabriel (UK tour), Annie Get Your Gun, understudied and played Frank Butler and Buffalo Bill (UK tour), Original London Cast of The Producers, understudied and played Lead Tenor (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Macavity/Admetus in Cats, understudied and played Munkustrap and Rum Tum Tugger (UK tour), Dance Captain on the world premiere of Beautiful and Damned, understudied Scott Fitzgerald (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), the Scandinavian Premiere of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, understudied Rico Castelli, Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (Octagon Theatre, Yeovil), the original UK touring cast of Chicago.

Film credits include most recently; Disney’s Cinderella (2015), De Lovely, and a new feature film ‘The Callback Queen’ in which he plays the role of Roger.

Simon can be seen performing on the music videos to Emma Bunton’s Maybe and Muse’s single Time Is Running Out.

Television credits include The Generation Game, Tonight at the London Palladium, The One Show, This Morning, The Paul O’Grady show, The Royal Variety Performance 2017, 2008, 2006 & 2004 (ITV), Blue Peter, Children In Need (BBC), Top Of The Pops (BBC), CD:UK (ITV1), British Style Awards (Living TV/Channel 4), MTV.

Cast recordings include Copacabana (Scandinavian Premiere Cast Recording).  Simon has also directed the musicals; The Pajama Game, Young Frankenstein, 9to5, Crybaby, Starting Here Starting Now, Smile the musical, The Wild Party (Lippa) and And The World Goes Round for Performers College.

Simon has been an ISTD Trustee for over 8 years and continues to act as a member of the Council, Nomination & Remuneration Committee, and the relocation subcommittee.

Council: Council Members

Governance & Human Resources Committee: Committee members