A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Simon Futty

Simon is a member of the Everyman Theatre group and is the group’s director.

Party Trick:

I can sing all 21 verses of the gory border ballad ‘Long Lankin.’

What would your Midsummer night costume be?

Don't know - a suit?

Favourite Shakespeare play:


What do you have on your toast?

Margarine - scrambled egg at the weekend.

Wildest Dream?

The higher stage of communism.

Shoe size?


Tea or coffee?

Coffee every time.

Quill or Ballpoint?

Ballpoint. Being left handed quills or fountain pens would smudge. Ballpoints still smudge but not so much.

What would your Halloween costume be?

The Witchfinder General

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes. But then, explaining the plot of As You Like It to some students of mine I was roundly told that they ‘should get to know each other first as looks are shallow.’

The venue

New Theatre

The New Theatre (Welsh: Theatr Newydd, although it usually uses its English name as a title) is one of the principal theatres in Cardiff,capital city of Wales, and celebrated its centenary in 2006. It is located in Cardiff city centre on Park Place, close to Cathays Park.