Simon Thomson

(Contributor)

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

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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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Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist is an invigorating blend of clever script and silly performances, in which three con artists make [...]

15 September
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In 1956 the Suez Crisis signalled the end of Britain as a world power, and its demise on the global stage is mirrored in the [...]

2 September
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The extravagantly titled 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, is a conventional tale of wartime Britain, made extraordinary [...]

18 August
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Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s play of the same name, the Young Vic’s new production of Yerma (Barren) is well acted [...]

8 August
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Fancy spending an evening in a sweltering sub-basement – where the room and all its furnishings are wrapped in plastic? How [...]

27 June
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The idea: Adrian Paul, star of the ‘90s fantasy TV spin-off Highlander: The Series, now travels the globe training fans in [...]

21 June
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​Far out in the well charted waters of the east Caribbean lies the Leeward Island chain, and at its northern tip is an utterly [...]

3 June
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