Storytelling, Shakespeare and Drama

Welcome to my website.  

If you are looking for a professional storyteller, Shakespeare workshop leader or drama practitioner, look no further.

A professional actor for more than 30 years, I have worked with theatres throughout the UK, including a long association with the highly successful education department at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. 

I am a professional storyteller, weaving tales for primary school age children throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the East Anglia region.

And since 1993 I have been bringing Shakespeare and other aspects of theatre to
schools, adult education groups, youth theatres and community groups using practical workshops and lively interactive lectures.

On this website you will find details of the wealth of theatre workshops, lectures and stories I can bring to your school or other organisation - all tailored to meet your specific requirements.

You can find out more details of my wide experience on the about me page.  If you have any questions please get in touch - I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


  • "Thank you for your fantastic storytelling sessions at our Open Day.  Hopefully see you again soon." Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

    "The feedback from staff has been incredibly positive. Sessions were interactive and really held the interest of the children. You adapted to the different age groups and engaged all... including the adults. You also fitted in well with the routine of the school. We would love to have you back again next year!"  Clover Hill Infant & Nursery School, Norwich.

    "Thank you again for a very entertaining hour with the Brownies last night.  They all seemed to enjoy themselves, and it was such a relaxed time for the leaders, leaving it in your capable hands.  Many thanks." North East Essex Girl Guides

   "Thank you for providing the children with fantastic stories and   drama opportunities.  All the children were very positive about their time  with you and it really contributed to their learning experience during our book week."  Worlingworth Primary School, Suffolk.

   "Simon was just inspiring."
Fantastic Family Festival

   "Thanks to Simon.  His energy and enthusiasm really brought the day to life.  Our students can be a very tough crowd and Simon's patient indulgence and gentle cajoling of them was much appreciated.    My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and it has given us many, many teaching tips about    how to bring Shakespeare's language to life in the classroom."  Fortismere Sixth Form, London

   "Last week my 6-year-old and 2-year-old were happily having a pirate sword fight when my 2-year-    old puts her thumb in her mouth, then points to her brother shouting 'I bite my thumb at you'.  Yep,    she enjoyed the awesome Shakespeare workshop as much as the big kids!"  Fantastic Family Festival    Facebook page

    "Simon has shown the rare ability to utilise his natural acting and communication skills for the particular needs of our groups.......our students are spellbound..........he is a special talent."    John Makey, Foundation for International Education 

    "We all really appreciated your work.  The staff were impressed with your professionalism and your care of the children and their interests.  We have no hesitation in recommending you to other schools." 
    Elm Tree Middle School

    "We've had Shakespeare workshops before, but yours was in another league!"  Key Stage 2 class teacher

    "The classes we had with Simon were wonderful." 
    Northeast Lakeview College, Texas


  • Full DBS/CRB check
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Equity member 

Find me on the East Anglian Artists' Database.  Click here
And at IPsceneClick here


JAMPOT DRAMA meets at the Village Hall, Mill Street, Middleton, Suffolk on Saturday mornings.

Come and support JAMPOT DRAMA at MAFAFAM Festival on October 13th.  We'll be performing our own version of "Twelfth Night" at 12.30 on the Bell Inn Green in Middleton.  Hope to see you there!

Age 4 - 7: 
9.30 - 10.30am
Ages 8 - 11:
10.30 - 11.30am
Come and join us.
Acting, improvisation, drama games, songs and more.

Cost £3 per session
No need to book -
just turn up!

Contact me on:
01728 648420
07967 978028