About Me
SIMON BASHFORD
                      


Making his pantomime debut in 1984 at Richmond Theatre with the stars of the Carry On films, Simon
approaches 40 consecutive years in panto. He provides his own spectacular costumes and features in the
book
It’s Behind You! by Peter Lathan

Simon had the pleasure of working with the late great Danny La Rue on several occasions at venues including
Birmingham Hippodrome and understudied Danny in his last ever pantomime appearance as
Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon

Simon’s diverse career started as a juvenile actor in Musicals, playing: Tom in
Camelot,
Young Denry in
The Card and later singing at the Royal Albert Hall aged 11,
before training at London Studio Centre aged
16

He made his West End debut in Jim Davidson’s Sinderella at the Cambridge Theatre,
before transferring to Blackpool Opera House

Theatre/Tours: Oh Camille! (West End), Me and My Girl, Crazy For You, Salad Days, Little Shop of Horrors
(UK Tour),
The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio (Westminster Theatre and UK Tour), Hello Jerry! – a tribute to Jerry
Herman
(Lichfield Garrick), Annie starring Su Pollard (UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Day By The Sea
(Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne),
Seaside Special and Let’s Go Panto! staged by Alan Harding (Qdos
Entertainment)

Regional: My Fair Lady, Annie (both with Bernie Nolan), A Bedfull of Foreigners, The Boyfriend, Oklahoma!,
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,
also Les Follies de Paris at Swanson’s, Jersey.
Simon Directed/Choreographed
The King and I at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

A founder member of the West End Singers, Simon regularly appears as a Soloist in their acclaimed
Songbooks in London and on UK National Tour

Film/TV: Just Like a Woman with Julie Walters (Zenith), Sophia and Constance, Silent Witness (BBC),
The Big and Bigger Breakfast (Channel 4) and CITV with Stephen Mulhern

An established Concert, Cabaret and Jazz Performer, Simon has released three Solo CD’s –
Connections,
Tomorrow
and Believe In Christmas

Most recent projects include: two streamed concerts for the Royal Variety Charity, with a credit in the Royal
Variety Performance
programme, which Simon is very proud of. He was a guest on Times Radio and
interviewed by Hayden Parker for
The Panto Podcast

Simon has just recorded the new title song for Circus Wonderland the UK’s premier touring circus and is
currently working on his new show
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