Welcome to Simon Gross Presents

We are an established production company that has over 25 years experience in corporate and commercial entertainment. The unique thing about Simon Gross Presents is that we can transport first class entertainment to almost any space, offering first class standards at all times.

Simon Gross Presents have over 5,000 clients on their database, taking live entertainment to thousands of people nationwide. At Simon Gross Presents not only can we cater for the community but we also have years of experience in the corporate entertainment industry. Our expert team can cater for whatever occasion you are planning, whether you are a company looking for a corporate event to a restaurant looking for a tribute show to a parent looking for a children’s entertainer – a hotel looking for a themed evening we at Simon Gross Presents can do all this for you.

Simon Gross presents

2019 SHOW GUIDE

Booking line 020 8663 1579 | info@sgproductions.co.uk | www.sgproductions.co.uk


Happy New Year to all of our clients old and new and we look forward to bringing you some exciting new shows in 2019.

We pride ourselves on being the UK’s biggest supplier to the care industry bringing top quality entertainment to thousands of audiences throughout the UK every year. Whether you are a care home, day centre, hospital, or a sheltered housing independent living scheme, we can tailor any of our shows to your audiences needs. So sit back relax and enjoy the wide range of shows we have on offer in 2019.

We hope to see you all very soon – Simon Gross

Be-Bop-A-Lula
11th March -10th May 2019

Boys it’s time to get out your Teddy Boy Suits and Girls your bobby socks as we take a trip back in time to the 50s and 60s. A nonstop musical celebration to all your favourite stars Elvis, Bill Hailey, Connie Francis, The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Abba and lots more.

The perfect and only way to kick start 2019. Available for Easter Weekend.

Summer Holiday
3rd June - 2nd August 2019

Based on the legendary film starring Cliff Richard lets us whisk you away on our rollercoaster tour around the world. Take a trip down The Lambeth Walk in good old London town or pick Tulips In Amsterdam or why not grab a beer in Copenhagen or take a trip down the Seine in Gay Pareee From Elvis in Las Vegas to a Camel Ride in Egypt this will be one Summer Holiday to remember!!!

Perfect for outdoor summer fetes garden parties, BBQs.

Let’s Go To The Movies
2nd September - 1st November 2019

Take your seats and grab your popcorn as we invite you to celebrate the world’s greatest musical films everything from Casablanca to The Sound Of Music – Moulin Rouge to Mama Mia – Guys And Dolls to Carousel – Singing In The Rain to The Wizard Of Oz. Musical tributes to Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, and Gene Kelly. There is something for every musical movie fan out there.

Pantomime – Cinderella
2nd December - 31st December 2019

Oh yes it is!! Its Panto time again and in true Simon Gross tradition we present this year’s pantomime Cinderella. Join all your favourite characters Cinderella Prince Charming and the hilarious Ugly Sisters for sixty minutes of traditional pantomime fun, song and comedy and of course audience participation!! There really is no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Simon Gross panto!

White Christmas
2nd December - 31st December 2019

Join us for our traditional spectacular Christmas variety show. Take a trip on our sleigh ride as we take your through our Winter Wonderland. A nonstop Christmas variety show packed with songs from all your favourite shows. Comedy, seasonal Christmas songs and carols.

There really is something for everybody ensuring the perfect White Christmas.



2018 SHOW GUIDE

Booking line 020 8663 1579 | info@sgproductions.co.uk | www.sgproductions.co.uk


Frank, Sammy and Dean
12th March – 11th May 2018

Happy New Year to all of our clients old and new and join us as we kick start 2018 with our brand new Rat Pack Vegas show celebrating the songs of Frank Sinatra Dean Martin and Sammy Davies. Also Judy Garland, Matt Monroe, Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and many others a non stop glitzy celebration of the world’s best loved trio!

The perfect way to start 2018. Available for Easter weekend!



Twist And Shout
4th June – 19th August 2018

Grab your passports as we whisk you back in time on a whirlwind tour back to the sounds of the 20s, 30s, 40s, nostalgic 50s, Swinging 60s, celebrating the sounds of Al Jolson, George Formby, The Beach Boys, Abba, Bill Hayley Cliff Richard, Lulu, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield. There really is no better way to spend the summer!

Perfect for outside summer BBQs, fetes and garden parties – enquire when booking.



Give My Regards To Broadway
3rd September – 2nd November 2018

Let us take you on a musical trip to Broadway as we celebrate some of the best musicals ever written: Top Hat, Oliver, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King And I as well as current West End Shows: Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia.



Pantomime – Jack And The Beanstalk
1st December – 31st December 2018

OH YES IT IS it’s panto time again and this year in true Simon Gross tradition we present Jack And The Beanstalk. Join all your favourite characters – Jack, the Very Evil Giant Flesh creep, the hilarious Dame Trot and a whole host of other characters! Join us for sixty minutes of traditional panto fun, song, comedy and not to mention dazzling costumes and audience participation for all. There really is no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Simon Gross Panto!




Variety Show – Winter Wonderland
1st December – 31st December 2018

Join us for our spectacular brand new Christmas Variety Show for 2018. Take a trip on our sleigh as we take you through out magical Winter Wonderland. A nonstop Christmas variety show. Packed with song, comedy, seasonal songs and carols from the shows. There is something for everyone, ensuring the perfect white Christmas.



Winterbrook House Wallingford

Hello, We would just like to say what a wonderful performance the show was yesterday! (11/12/18) The residents and us enjoyed it so very much and everyone was so impressed, we had more visitors than expected and they were very pleased they attended! Many Thanks again! & a Merry Christmas 🎄 Megan and Pat

Sunrise Senior Living of Bagshot

Hi Simon Just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely entertainment you have provided during this past year. Our residents have enjoyed the special productions and are looking forward to next year. Kind regards Jane Harris AVC Sunrise Senior Living of Bagshot 14-16 London Road Bagshot Surrey GU19 5HN Tel:- 01276 456000

Gemma

Working with Simon on 'Twist and Shout' has been a thoroughly rewarding experience. Bringing a unique, high class show to such a diverse range of audiences around the country is challenging but fulfilling. I learnt a lot about entertainment and how to be a multi-faceted performer and found it a wonderful opportunity to connect with people; bring smiles and song, with colour and costumes; a chance to give something back. The show is put together with great costumes and uniquely arranged music keeping things fresh and professional. Payment throughout was always made on time and the office were always there on the phone or via email.

Gina Bourne

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the very talented Gemma for the wonderful performance of Twist and Shout at St Andrews House Care home yesterday. Her interaction with the residents was very special and she got a sense of their needs within minutes of starting the show. It brought back some lovely memories for many of them. The staff loved it too! Thank you Gemma x

Greentrees Care Home Barnet

Yesterday, once again, your performer Simon was excellent, this guy has real talent and his interaction with the residents was great. Thanks again for a wonderful show.

Richard Canal - Snow White Cast 2018

Working with Simon as the Prince on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was great – both as a learning experience and a fun-filled production. Simon's attention to detail and insistence on precision, as the director, was very helpful for me in starting out in pantomime; and he himself is vociferous, vicarious and vivacious as a performer. Watching him interact with the audience gave me insight into skills of improvisation and audience interaction. Snow White has left me excited to do more plays of the sort. Thank you, Simon, for the opportunity!

Dawn Dellow - Activities Co-ordinator, Stour Valley Care Group

Just wanted to thank you for doing our “Special Deal” this afternoon with Simon and his Frank Sinatra Show. All our residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves. And so did the staff!

James Carty

Before working with Simon and the team I was struggling with self confidence, due to my lisp I felt I had no chance at actually doing any sort of performing. Since performing with Simon and the team on Snow White and the Seven poofs I learned how to break out of my shy corner, to break out of my comfort zone and actually accept myself and the lisp, since the show I've come to find that I can use the lisp to my advantage and hopefully continue down the path of a more comedic type roles, I will always be thankful to Simon and the team for helping me.

Tanya De Leon

I played the role of Aladdin in the Simon gross 2017 production of Aladdin - a Christmas pantomime. It was truly a life changing experience for me as it not only allowed me to grow as a performer and give me a glimpse into the entertainment business but it allowed to grow as a person. It is a grueling and tough job but it's only for a couple of weeks and if you approach it wisely you will take the job for all that it is which is a fantastic learning experience. If you can do this job you can do any job.

Simon Wheeler

Having worked for Simon Gross on several tours, I have always found the company to work in a totally professional way. The shows are well costumed and excellently presented. The experience is rewarding and very well received by a diverse audience. I would recommend working for Simon Gross if anyone wishes to take part in Music for Therapy.

Benjamin Clark

The company has a very professional manner and prides itself on delivering professional and entertaining shows which are enjoyed by a variety of audiences. The shows produced are of the highest quality, both choreographically and musically. It is a company I would join again in the future.

Sophie Hooker - Activities Co-ordinator, Little Court

Hi Simon Thank you for the info for next year, the performers gave me a leaflet. I will be in touch in the New Year. The performance was great, the residents really enjoyed it. I particularly liked how the performers interacted with everyone which helped to keep their attention. Everyone commented on the costumes, the costume changes kept it visual which is very important for this audience. Many thanks and Happy Christmas to you all

Steven Jay - May 2017

It's been a pleasure to entertain residents at care homes all across the country with "Roll Out The Barrel". Bringing smiles, laughter and song to their day is extremely motivating and rewarding. I was very well looked after during rehearsals and there was plenty of time to learn and be well prepared for the songs and the performance. Being on the road has been an adventure and I've learned that I can speak to Simon about anything - for both the business and performance side of the work. Thank you SG Productions!

Simon Wheeler - May 2017

I have found working with Simon Gross on the Roll Out The Barrel Tour to be, once again, a rewarding experience. This has been my third tour and, as before, rehearsals have been well organised and intensive. During the tour, expenses and wages have been paid promptly and there is back up from head office if required. An all round great time.

Holly Lucas - April 2017

Having spent the last two months working on 'Roll Out the Barrel', I can happily say it has been a very rewarding experience, both for myself and the audiences. Each performance was totally different and the material was perfect for them; lots of laughs and memories shared. The payment is very fair and paid as per our contract agreement, with the office always contactable by phone or email when needed.

Sally Renshaw - Activities co-ordinator, Cedar Care Centre Leicestershire

Dear Simon, Sorry I missed your call. Kate passed on the message. I don't start until 10am and then have classes throughout the day, so not in the office much. The residents really enjoyed the show yesterday. They loved the variety and costumes, particularly the bumble bee. They sang-a-long and had a little dance. Regarding other shows... they would like to leave it at the moment and just have the Christmas Show, but I have kept the details in our activities file, so if they would like to proceed with one they can do so. Best wishes, Sally

Daniela – Roll Out The Barrel 2017

I really enjoyed working on Roll out the Barrel, to see some old tunes like the Lambeth walk coming alive with talented performers that gave it their all; is a great joy. Especially knowing that the audience will enjoy it just as much. Doing the costumes for Simon the 3 year in the row now, communications and preparations have been thorough and timely, as always. I like the standard that we achieve in these productions every time. And I am proud to be part of keeping some traditional pearly kings and that alike, alive and performing. With Simon's support and great vision and knowledge of Variety Theatre/shows the end product is sure to dazzle and leave a positive impression on anyones mind. I can't fault any operational process or that a like as everyone works hard and towards a common goal, enabling those that can't go to the theatre, to see a fabulous show in their own home.

Steven Jay – Roll Out The Barrel 2017

It's been a pleasure to entertain residents at care homes all across the country with "Roll Out The Barrel". Bringing smiles, laughter and song to their day is extremely motivating and rewarding. I was very well looked after during rehearsals and there was plenty of time to learn and be well prepared for the songs and the performance. Being on the road has been an adventure and I've learned that I can speak to Simon about anything - for both the business and performance side of the work.

Holly Lucas - Roll Out The Barrel 2017

Having spent the last two months working on 'Roll Out the Barrel', I can happily say it has been a very rewarding experience, both for myself and the audiences. Each performance was totally different and the material was perfect for them; lots of laughs and memories shared. The payment is very fair and paid as per our contract agreement, with the office always contactable by phone or email when needed.

Simon Wheeler - Roll Out The Barrel 2017

I have found working with Simon Gross on the Roll Out The Barrel Tour to be, once again, a rewarding experience. This has been my third tour and, as before, rehearsals have been well organised and intensive. During the tour, expenses and wages have been paid promptly and there is back up from head office if required. An all round great time.

Emma Hansen - Christmas 2016

Bringing theatre into the community for Simon Gross Productions of 'Winter Wonderland' was an affecting and gratifying experience. The residents of the care homes that we visited across the country, engaged positively with the performances. Bringing a Christmas theatre experience to such a special audience was very satisfying.

Jaine Thorne - Burnworthy House, Somerset Care

We were so impressed with the show we had on New Years Eve, the residents absolutely loved it. The families that came too were also so impressed, they said they had never seen anything on such a professional level in a care home before ! I could go on and on,. I am really impressed and I am in the process of sending something into Somerset Care head office to tell them how wonderful your acts are and make sure that they are recommended to all of the care homes.

Enya Hendriocks - Dick Whittington 2016

Working for Simon has been a great first, allround work experience. The short rehearsal period was very intense, efficient and productive, from which I learned a great amount of skills and knowledge, needed to perform in the care homes. Simon has got great experience in his field and knows exactly what you as an actor need to know about the nature of performing in care homes. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had with Simon Gross.

Simon Wheeler - Christmas Wonderland 2016

I have completed two tours for Simon Gross and have found both rewarding. The shows are well produced and very entertaining for a niche market. The rehearsal process is extensive and professional and totally prepares you for the tour. It is a well paid position and payment is always on time. Overall, a great experience.

Simon Wheeler

Working with Simon Gross has been a very professional experience with good rehearsal conditions and an excellent use of music. Payment is always on time as well as expenses and, I for one, look forward to working with him again.

Nick Milward

I really enjoyed my time with SG. It was a rewarding and eye opening experience. Although the working days were tough, they were incredibly fulfilling. I was always paid on time and correctly and any concerns I had were addressed pretty much immediately. I have worked all around the world and it is an experience I will not soon forget

Emma Hough - Bring Me Sunshine 2016

This was my first performing job out of training and I have gained so much performance experience and confidence from working for this company. Although it was tough work what this company does makes so many people in the commuity very happy which made the job so fullfilling. It was always easy to contact Simon in the head office if there was a problem on the road. I was always paid on time and my expenses were paid every week.

HC One Care Homes

Just wanted to thank you for yesterday’s show. Emma did great. She is very professional and a lovely girl and she interacted with the residents really well – Well done! We look forward to having your company again.

Claire Watson

I have found working for your company very enjoyable and rewarding so far. Throughout rehearsals it was nice to learn a bit more about the type of venues and audiences we would be performing too, as well as putting together the show. I didn't feel that rehearsals were rushed at all and we were given plenty of time to practise our show and put our stamp on in it so far. Since being on the road, it has been a varied and enjoyable experience. No two places are the same, keeping the show fresh and exciting. Simon is easy to contact if any issues come up and all my expenses have been paid up to this date and my wages have also been paid on time on the specified date. A really good experience so far and I look forward to the next few weeks of the tour.

Jesse Brooke

Working for Simon Gross has been an absolute pleasure. It has been extremely rewarding and very enjoyable. Simon has been punctual with getting expenses and wages into my account, as well as always being at the other end of the phone whenever needed. This has been a very professional company to work for and it was inevitable when I said yes to staying on for the summer show. I would highly recommend this performing job to anyone.

Hannah Lebrecht

I worked with Simon Gross for two years, performing in his touring pantomimes, Snow White and Cinderella. During the rehearsal period, Simon put together a clean and very entertaining show. Both years were challenging and fulfilling. Going into the community and performing to the elderly was a very rewarding experience. I had fun performing and seeing the reactions of the audience. It was great to see the joy the pantomimes brought them. I also enjoyed the managerial side of the job. Making sure the cheques and cash were paid in on time, as well as talking to the venues. This was a worthwhile experience for me, as I learnt many new skills.

Daisy Parsons

The tour with SG Productions was one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences i have ever had. It was an incredibly intense tour with long days, early starts and lots of driving but this was made clear to me from the start so i was fully aware of what the tour entailed. Simon created a really fun and energetic show which we all worked hard on to bring to life. The contract was clearly laid out and i was always paid correctly and on time. It was a pleasure to work for simon and i would work with him again in the future.

Lai Martinez

I really enjoyed working with SG Productions (Simon Gross). The tour was a little bit hard due to the distances we had to do every day but we are very passionate and the hard work was compensated with the performances besides being very useful that the communication with the office was good and the payment prompt. I enjoyed the direction of Simon during rehearsals and I feel that the Cinderella Panto tour gave me a very good experience and many new skills.

Daniela Fleckenstein

My experience working with and for Simon Gross, has been a thoroughly enjoyable one. I have been given a chance to follow my passion for: creativity, costume , performance, production etc...about a year and a half a go, where with little experience I was met with suitable support, and given the opportunity to showcase my skills. Ever since, I have picked up other assignments for SG production and can't fault anything in their operations, from payment (some even earlier than expected) to flexibility, cause and sentiment: I was met with co-operation that helped me to grow as freelancer, nurturing my skills and abilities. Working in the creative industry in London is one of the most enjoyable but yet challenging one and the intensity and ability to deliver in this field, is down to one's own drive conviction and attitude. I felt that Simon knows and expects that , quite rightly so -to keep alive what is dear to his heart, producing shows that are to reach others, whilst also creating a pathway for others to shine and grow (in #showbizz) and an audience to relish the efforts.

James Cowdrey

I have completed two tours for SG Productions and they have introduced me to an avenue of performing that I have not experienced before. The touring is hard work but offers good pay and a real sense of job satisfaction to the right performer. The work is very personal and all involving. You need to be a good people person and not just a good performer. The shows have ranged from a small living room with two men, a lady and her dog to a large hall with 150 people in it - you need to be flexible and think on your feet at times! The shows are well thought out and it is clear that Simon has great knowledge and experience in this field of entertainment.

Phil Gwilliam

I worked with Simon and his SG production company during the spring and summer of 2015 it was very hard work but a wonderful experience. I toured the length and breadth of the country and the shows we provided where of a very high quality and enjoyed by all. The venues and dates where very well organised while payment was received swiftly and at regular intervals. Simon himself was a joy to work with and his professionalism shone through every aspect of the production.

Lucy Victoria Mason

Rehearsals had a relaxed but focused feel and Simon expects the very best quality from the performers he hires. He knows the product he is assembling inside out and directs his performers with experience providing many tips and sharing his own knowledge in the field. Costumes are fitted during the rehearsal period and good attention to detail is shown with these

MHA Care Homes

I would just like to give my residents feedback from the show Summer Holiday last evening. My residents thought the gentleman was absolutely superb and wished me to pass on their thanks and make sure that you had the feedback

The Laurels Care Centre

It was great having you at The Laurels today. The show was amazing. All the residents and staff enjoyed it a lot especially our residents with Dementia who seems to react positively to the entertainment. Thank you.

Suzanne Varah / Richmond Villages

Dear All at SG productions Just a quick email to say how much the residents and staff enjoyed Claudia’s entertainment, Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance . Claudia is a very talented artist who kept our attention for the whole hour which is an achievement since some of our residents can nod off. She brought joy, laughter and a few dewy eyes. Although slightly more expensive, it’s well worth it and we look forward to the next time when you perform for us in July. With our best wishes

Tracey Burke

The production that was performed at The Heathers was excellent and residents, staff and relatives enjoyed the show. We have however pre-booked entertainment for the rest of this year so are not looking to make further bookings at this time