Simon Thomson

(Contributor)

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

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Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie Blade Runner is one of the most influential films ever made. It created a visual language for a kind [...]

5 October
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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
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Speeding through the Taiwanese countryside, the narrow roads drop sharply into paddy fields on either side. Jutting up from pools [...]

7 September
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Apologia at Trafalgar Studios is a savage, funny drama that considers the consequences of maternal neglect. Stockard Channing, [...]

10 August
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The Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing is probably the most traditional staging of Shakespeare seen during Emma Rice’s controversial, [...]

27 July
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Anyone expecting a jukebox musical will be in for a real shock. Nina is not the story of musical luminary and civil rights activist [...]

24 July
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Bodies is less a play than a dinner party discussion between Guardianistas. Tackling the rights and wrongs of globalised surrogacy [...]

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

5 July
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Woyzeck at the Old Vic is a clever, if not entirely successful, attempt to re-conceive a classic tragedy of the working class. [...]

30 May
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Twelfth Night at The Globe is that rarest of things; a Shakespeare comedy that’s genuinely funny. [...]

26 May
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Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo at the Young Vic is a spectacular intellectual game. It’s an act of creation brought about [...]

18 May
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Director Daniel Kramer’s boisterous Romeo and Juliet is destined to divide opinion. Part circus, part underground rave, the [...]

5 May
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City of Glass at the Lyric Hammersmith is an adaptation of Paul Auster’s cult novel, and the postmodern pulp noir translates [...]

28 April
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Costa Navarino is the perfect destination for a relaxing all-in-one holiday. The dream of locally born shipping magnate Vassilis [...]

21 April
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Cheek by Jowl’s internationally touring production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale has touched down at the Barbican, [...]

12 April
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