Simon Waller

0 appearances in RDG productions

No of sets which Simon has helped to create ~ 29

Simon started working backstage at school after one appearance on-stage in Scrooge. Since then, he has worked with a number of societies, joining RDG in 2009. Over the years he has worked as stage crew, follow spot operator, stage manager and director and also been responsible for lighting and sound. He has now become an invaluable member of our busy hard-working set building team. In 2013 Simon managed the intricate staging of our major musical Crazy For You. The following year he was responsible for the lighting of our autumn festival production and for stage managing the youth productions - both winning major awards at Spelthorne and Woking. Simon was part of the presentation team which scored maximum marks for Technical Excellence at the 2015 Woking Drama Festival for Funeral Games. He went on to stage manage the musical Nine to Five. Simon has continued to light several of our festival plays and we were delighted when he won the Lighting award for his work on Almost Nothing at the 2016 Woking Drama Festival. At the end of the year he stage managed and helped create the impressive set for [The Beggar's Opera] (/productions/the-beggar's-opera). 2017 saw Simon take sole for the excellent period setting of for Services Rendered, following which he moved into the lighting box for our festival production of Brighton Beach Scumbags. He ended a very busy year by stage managing our popular musical White Christmas.The following gear his lighting for our Woking Festival entry. Ghost story was nominated for the Best Lighting Award. He ended a very busy 2018 by creating the set and stage managing our major production on Nell Gwynn. He went on to create a very clever set for Volpone.

Sadly for us us Simon moved to the west country in 2019 - not before he had worked on the set for our musical Sister Act. He had been an important part of the scenery-building team for ten years and gave excellent support to John Godliman, our designer supremo. He had also taken over the role of stage manager and lighting man for some of our shows. We wish Simon and Jenny every happiness in their new life.