Simon Slater

Simon is an Olivier nominated composer (Constellations-Royal Upstairs/Duke of Yorks West End,London 2013) and has written original scores for over 300 productions for theatre,film,television and radio,for companies from the Royal Shakespeare Company to BBC Radio 4,from Channel 5 to commercial West End theatre productions. Most recent credits include two seasons of Dalziel and Pascoe directed by Patrick Lau and produced by Annie Tricklebank. Also for Channel 5 Impact Earth directed by Keith Boak and produced by Darlow and Smithson.

For radio, Simon’s soundtracks can be heard in drama and documentary for BBC Radio 3 and 4- most recently 8 days in July directed by Hugh Levinson,about London’s Olympic bid and the bomb attack on the London underground.At present you can hear SImon’s music in BBC Radio 4′s new current affairs programme The Report

Recent theatre productions Fatherland at the Gate Theatre London, The Deep Blue Sea at the West Yorkshire Playhouse,Treasure Island at the Watermill Theatre,Enlightenment at Hampstead Theatre by Shelagh Stephenson,direted by Ed Hall. Death of a Salesman and As You Like It at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and James and The Giant Peach at the Watermill Theatre Newbury. Romeo and Juliet last year for the Royal Shakespeare Company directed by Neil Bartlett, which had a sell out national tour and season at Stratford. Simon also has a strong working relationship with the director Ed Hall,writing the soundtrack forTwo Men of Florence by Richard N.Goodwin,that has just opened at the Huntington Theatre in Boston MA, and other Shakespeare productions in a contemporary style in Chicago,New York,and at  the Royal Shakespeare Company-Henry V and Julius Caesar and Macbeth starring Sean Bean in the West End. Other theatre work includes Honour with Diana Rigg and Coyote on a Fence both in the West End.

Simon is a multi instrumentalist in his own right,playing the clarinet,tenor.alto and soprano sax,piano,piano accordian,guitar,ukelele,mandolin and bass. He is based in South West London and is a Member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.