Simon Thomson

(Contributor)

Simon is a regular contributor to City A.M. covering theatre, travel and geek culture

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Dick Whittington at the Lyric Hammersmith is just the smutty, heart-warming silliness you need to kick off the festive season. [...]

30 November

Shakespeare’s major works are so familiar that theatremakers are almost expected to be bold and innovative. [...]

12 October

French Polynesia is the archetypal island paradise. A place of such astounding natural beauty that superlatives fail from overuse. [...]

28 September

Seeking the best in Chinese food and culture, but feeling pressed for time? Skip the mainland and get it all in one place. Go [...]

8 September

This year the largest city in the French-Canadian province of Quebec celebrates its 375th anniversary. Since its founding, successive [...]

5 July

A perennial favourite, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is traditionally presented as a magical, romantic comedy. [...]

3 March
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Love, at the National Theatre, is not the poverty porn that so often clutters the London stage, but a powerful indictment of [...]

14 December
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Some pantomimes rely on hiring former celebrities to lure in the crowds – “Where are the best years of my career?” “Behind [...]

6 December
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An Inspector Calls returns once again to the London stage. A whodunnit in which a police officer investigates the causes of a [...]

17 November
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The Nest is the story of a couple preparing for the birth of their first child. It has slick dialogue, fine acting, simple but [...]

4 November
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Martin Luther King Jr is one of the towering figures of the 20th century. A champion of African-American culture and people, [...]

13 October
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The Libertine begins with a promise. Dominic Cooper, as Restoration rake the Earl of Rochester, delivers a swaggering prologue, [...]

29 September
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F lorida has a fearsome reputation for hurricanes, alligators and hanging chads, but in this vast sea of crazy, there is an island [...]

23 September
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