About Me

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Simon Bashford Ident

Making his pantomime debut in 1984 at Richmond Theatre with the stars of the Carry On films, Simon approaches 40 consecutive years in panto. He provides his own spectacular costumes and features in the book It’s Behind You! by Peter Lathan

Simon had the pleasure of working with the late great Danny La Rue on several occasions at venues including Birmingham Hippodrome and understudied Danny in his last ever pantomime appearance as Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon

Simon’s diverse career started as a juvenile actor in Musicals, playing: Tom in Camelot, Young Denry in The Card and later singing at the Royal Albert Hall aged 11, before training at London Studio Centre aged 16

He made his West End debut in Jim Davidson’s Sinderella at the Cambridge Theatre, before transferring to Blackpool Opera House

Simon Bashford Harlequin Theatre Redhill

Theatre/Tours: Oh Camille! (West End), Me and My Girl, Crazy For You, Salad Days, Little Shop of Horrors (UK Tour), The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio (Westminster Theatre and UK Tour), Hello Jerry! – a tribute to Jerry Herman (Lichfield Garrick), Annie starring Su Pollard (UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Day By The Sea (Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne), Seaside Special and Let’s Go Panto! staged by Alan Harding (Qdos Entertainment)

Regional: My Fair Lady, Annie (both with Bernie Nolan), A Bedfull of Foreigners, The Boyfriend, Oklahoma!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, also London By Night and Les Follies de Paris at Swanson’s, Jersey. Simon Directed/Choreographed The King and I at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

A founder member of the West End Singers, Simon regularly appears as a Soloist in their acclaimed Songbooks in London and on UK National Tour

Film/TV: Just Like a Woman with Julie Walters (Zenith), Sophia and Constance, Silent Witness (BBC), The Big and Bigger Breakfast (Channel 4) and CITV with Stephen Mulhern

An established Concert, Cabaret and Jazz Performer, Simon has released three Solo CD’s – Connections, Tomorrow and Believe In Christmas

Most recent projects include: a performance at the Water Rats and Phoenix Arts Cabaret Clubs in London’s West End, streamed and live concerts for the Royal Variety Charity, with a credit in the Royal Variety Performance programme, which Simon is very proud of. He was a guest on Times Radio and interviewed by Hayden Parker for The Panto Podcast

Simon recorded the new title song for Circus Wonderland the UK’s premier touring circus and is currently working on his new one man show