Simon is a writer and performer who enjoys delighting and igniting his audience with his distinctive voice and infectious energy.
Simon won Gaiety’s Got Talent in Ayrshire in 2015 with his show-stopping ‘A Miserable Night at the Theatre’, a must see for anyone who has ever been angered by terrible behaviour from fellow audience members at a live performance! It's one of his most popular pieces. Click to find out why!
One of Simon's favourite poems is the epic Tam o' Shanter by Robert Burns.
In Mat o' Shanter, Simon completely reimagines the original poem for a modern day audience, with a new narrative inspired by the classic, suitable for all ages. A hit with the public and Burnsians alike, this is a 15min slice of entertainment that you do not want to miss!
In 2021, Simon won the Robert Burns World Federation's international poetry competition with a new poem, The Working Birds!
Simon is also a Primary School teacher, with a wealth of experience in the classroom. He uses this to deliver engaging and motivational workshops in schools, covering areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Health & Wellbeing and more!
He was the award-winning host of the theatre-themed radio show ‘Standing Ovation’ whilst at University; one of his very favourite experiences. He was also the sole reviewer of new children’s books for North of Scotland Newspapers; so, if you ever need a recommendation, drop him a line.
An enthusiast of campfire entertainment, Simon composed the song ‘What Colour Is Your Spork?’ and has been apologising for doing so ever since.
Simon has written and performed bespoke commissions for the Scouts, North Ayrshire Culture and Heritage, Ayr Curling Club, Highland Council, numerous Burns Suppers, and even (… wait for it …) Sainsbury’s! Do get in touch if you have a project for him, whatever the size.
During his time living in Caithness, Simon was a frequent participant in the Caithness Music Festival, winning a multitude of categories as writer, actor, director and performer. ‘The Simon Lamb Quill’ is now awarded to the winner of the Original Verse (P1-7) category.
Simon’s writing for the stage includes ‘Classroom 2039’ (Winner, Caithness Music Festival 2018), ‘Time Begins At Midnight’ (Scottish Finalist, SCDA One Act Play Festival 2017), ‘Cinderella’ (Lybster Primary School 2016) & ‘Pass the Salt – A Play Peppered with Humour’ (On the Rocks Festival, Fife 2013).
2020 was quite a year for everyone! 2021, the same.
Simon has kept busy by creating a wealth of video poems, suitable for all ages. Here's a popular one, 'When We Heard 2020', a whistle-stop guided bus tour through this strangest and darkest of years, complete with Simon's usual warmth, humour and hope.
Visit the Performance page, his YouTube channel and social media for more new content.
Finally . . . THE BIG NEWS!
Coming soon from Scallywag Press, Simon's debut collection of poetry for ages 7 to 107, a "wise, warm and witty" series of 50 poems, each written in exactly 50 words, with illustrations from the incredible former Children's Laureate and all round superstar Chris Riddell!