An extraordinary theatrical triumph * The Times * Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stones inspired reworking of Lorca * The Observer * A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic * The Independent * Wonderfully bold and sensitive writing and direction from Simon Stone * The Sunday Times * Simon Stone's radical update of Lorca is astonishingly powerful * Time Out *
Simon Stone (born 19 August 1984) is an Australian film and theatre director, writer and actor. In 2009 he directed Aleksei Arbuzov's The Promise for Belvoir, starring Ewen Leslie, Alison Bell and Chris Ryan. In 2010 he directed and co-wrote with Mark Leonard Winter, Thomas Henning and Chris Ryan a version of Seneca's Thyestes for the The Hayloft Project and Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. This production won Green Room Awards for Best Production, Best Adaptation and Best Ensemble. In 2011 Stone became the Resident Director at Belvoir. In his first year in the role he wrote and directed The Wild Duck, after Henrik Ibsen, which won the 2011 Helpmann Award for Best Play and was staged in London at the Barbican in 2014. Also in 2011 he also directed Robyn Nevin in Lally Katz's Neighbourhood Watch for Belvoir and adapted and directed Bertolt Brecht's Baal for the Sydney Theatre Company.