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Simon Tavener

SIMON TAVENER

Simon has been in and around theatres for over 25 years. An active director and reviewer, he occasionally treads the boards as well. His particular passions are Shakespeare and musical theatre.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Henry IV Part II (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)Henry IV Part II (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
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Henry IV Part I (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)Henry IV Part I (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)
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The Roaring Girl (Swan Theatre, RSC)The Roaring Girl (Swan Theatre, RSC)
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Bring Up the Bodies (RSC)Bring Up the Bodies (RSC)
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Wolf Hall (RSC)Wolf Hall (RSC)
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Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC)Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC)
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The Wizard of Oz (Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre)The Wizard of Oz (Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre)
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As You Like It (RSC)As You Like It (RSC)
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Oklahoma! (Headington, Oxford)Oklahoma! (Headington, Oxford)
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Hamlet (RSC)Hamlet (RSC)
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Priscilla - Queen of the Desert (Tour - Oxford)Priscilla - Queen of the Desert (Tour - Oxford)
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Priscilla - Queen of the Desert (Tour - Oxford)Priscilla - Queen of the Desert (Tour - Oxford)
Theatre News
A Life of GalileoA Life of Galileo
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Ubu Roi (Tour - Oxford)Ubu Roi (Tour - Oxford)
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Abigail's Party (Tour - Oxford)Abigail's Party (Tour - Oxford)
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Angels in America - Millenium Approaches (Oxford Playhouse)Angels in America - Millenium Approaches (Oxford Playhouse)
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The Winter's Tale (RSC)The Winter's Tale (RSC)
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9 to 5 (Tour - Oxford)9 to 5 (Tour - Oxford)
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A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse)A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse)
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Legally Blonde (Tour - Oxford)Legally Blonde (Tour - Oxford)
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Dreamboats and Petticoats (Tour - Oxford)Dreamboats and Petticoats (Tour - Oxford)
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Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures (Tour - Oxford)Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures (Tour - Oxford)
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The Comedy of Errors (RSC's What Country Friends Is This? season)The Comedy of Errors (RSC's What Country Friends Is This? season)
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Avenue Q (Tour - Oxford)Avenue Q (Tour - Oxford)
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Evita (Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre)Evita (Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre)
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King John (RSC)King John (RSC)
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Richard III (RSC)Richard III (RSC)
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Nutcracker! (Tour - Oxford)Nutcracker! (Tour - Oxford)
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Anything Goes (Oxford)Anything Goes (Oxford)
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Animal Farm (Oxford)Animal Farm (Oxford)
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Brief Encounter with ... James Erskine of Creation TheatreBrief Encounter with ... James Erskine of Creation Theatre
Interviews
Yes, Prime Minister (Tour - Oxford)Yes, Prime Minister (Tour - Oxford)
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The Crowstarver (Tour - Oxford)The Crowstarver (Tour - Oxford)
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RSC production of Edgar's Heart transfers to Duchess, 23 AprRSC production of Edgar's Heart transfers to Duchess, 23 Apr
Theatre News
The King and I (Tour - Oxford)The King and I (Tour - Oxford)
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Scrooge (Tour - Oxford)Scrooge (Tour - Oxford)
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Sweet William (Tour - Oxford)Sweet William (Tour - Oxford)
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The Hothouse (Oxford)The Hothouse (Oxford)
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Top Girls (Tour - Oxford)Top Girls (Tour - Oxford)
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The Heart of Robin Hood (RSC)The Heart of Robin Hood (RSC)
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Written on the Heart (RSC)Written on the Heart (RSC)
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Marat/Sade (RSC)Marat/Sade (RSC)
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Sister Act (Tour - Oxford)Sister Act (Tour - Oxford)
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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Tour - Oxford)The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Tour - Oxford)
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Guys and Dolls Jr (Stage Experience, Oxford)Guys and Dolls Jr (Stage Experience, Oxford)
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Alarms and Excursions (Tour - Oxford)Alarms and Excursions (Tour - Oxford)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC)A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC)
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The Importance of Being Earnest (Wadham College, Oxford)The Importance of Being Earnest (Wadham College, Oxford)
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The Homecoming (RSC)The Homecoming (RSC)
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Grease (Tour - Oxford)Grease (Tour - Oxford)
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The Comedy of Errors (Wadham College Gardens, Oxford)The Comedy of Errors (Wadham College Gardens, Oxford)
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Brief Encounter with ... Robin CousinsBrief Encounter with ... Robin Cousins
Interviews
The Lady in the Van (Tour - Oxford)The Lady in the Van (Tour - Oxford)
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Dunsinane (RSC, Stratford)Dunsinane (RSC, Stratford)
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The Sorcerer (Tour - Oxford)The Sorcerer (Tour - Oxford)
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Love, Love, Love (Tour - Oxford)Love, Love, Love (Tour - Oxford)
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Glengarry Glen Ross (Oxford - O'Reilly Theatre)Glengarry Glen Ross (Oxford - O'Reilly Theatre)
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The Mikado (Oxford)The Mikado (Oxford)
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The Merchant of Venice (RSC)The Merchant of Venice (RSC)
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Tales from King James (Oxford)Tales from King James (Oxford)
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Looking for ReviewersLooking for Reviewers
Theatre News
The City Madam (RSC, Stratford)The City Madam (RSC, Stratford)
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Cardenio (RSC, Stratford)Cardenio (RSC, Stratford)
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Macbeth (RSC, Stratford)Macbeth (RSC, Stratford)
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Bronte (Tour - Oxford)Bronte (Tour - Oxford)
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The Tempest (Tour - Oxford)The Tempest (Tour - Oxford)
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Doctor Faustus (Oxford)Doctor Faustus (Oxford)
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The Pillowman (Oxford)The Pillowman (Oxford)
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Jesus Christ Superstar (Oxford)Jesus Christ Superstar (Oxford)
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A Streetcar Named Desire (Oxford)A Streetcar Named Desire (Oxford)
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Brief Encounter with Chook SibtainBrief Encounter with Chook Sibtain
Interviews
Punk Rock (Tour - Oxford)Punk Rock (Tour - Oxford)
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Oxford)The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Oxford)
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Spamalot (Tour - Oxford)Spamalot (Tour - Oxford)
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The Big Fellah (Tour - Oxford)The Big Fellah (Tour - Oxford)
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Murder in the Cathedral (Oxford)Murder in the Cathedral (Oxford)
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Hairspray (Tour - Oxford)Hairspray (Tour - Oxford)
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Spend, Spend, Spend (Tour - Oxford)Spend, Spend, Spend (Tour - Oxford)
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An Oxford MurderAn Oxford Murder
Theatre News
The Yeomen of the Guard (Oxford)The Yeomen of the Guard (Oxford)
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Romeo and Juliet (Oxford)Romeo and Juliet (Oxford)
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Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford Theatre Guild)Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford Theatre Guild)
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Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Birmingham)Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Birmingham)
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Twelfth Night (Oxford Castle)Twelfth Night (Oxford Castle)
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Shakespeare - The Man from Stratford (Tour - Oxford)Shakespeare - The Man from Stratford (Tour - Oxford)
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Morte d'Arthur (RSC)Morte d'Arthur (RSC)
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The History Boys (Tour - Oxford)The History Boys (Tour - Oxford)
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OUDS 125th Anniversary Gala OUDS 125th Anniversary Gala
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Horrible Science (Tour - Northampton)Horrible Science (Tour - Northampton)
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Rent (O'Reilly Theatre, Oxford)Rent (O'Reilly Theatre, Oxford)
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The Producers (Oxford)The Producers (Oxford)
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Oh! What a Lovely War (Tour - Oxford)Oh! What a Lovely War (Tour - Oxford)
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Albert Herring (Oxford)Albert Herring (Oxford)
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Antigone (Oxford)Antigone (Oxford)
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Bent (O'Reilly Theatre, Oxford)Bent (O'Reilly Theatre, Oxford)
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The Invention of Love (Oxford)The Invention of Love (Oxford)
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Medea (Tour - Oxford)Medea (Tour - Oxford)
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La Bete (OFS Studio, Oxford)La Bete (OFS Studio, Oxford)
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Jack and the Beanstalk (Oxford)Jack and the Beanstalk (Oxford)
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Arabian Nights (RSC)Arabian Nights (RSC)
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