Simon Thomson

(Contributor)

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

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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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2 June
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Perennial favourite Romeo and Juliet is undoubtedly a great play, but it’s not always a good production. We all know the story [...]

26 May
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David Baddiel – My Family: Not the Sitcom | The Menier Chocolate Factory | ​★★★★​☆ [...]

19 May
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Iceland has done an incredible job of positioning itself as a Tolkien-esque tourist destination, making sure everyone knows about [...]

1 April
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Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon bring star power to this funny but painfully anachronistic comedy. It tells the tale of a contract [...]

1 April
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Miss Atomic Bomb has suffered from theatre critics’ love of mean-spirited puns, with some suggesting it failed to detonate [...]

17 March
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