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Simon Jay is a self-described genderfucked performance artist/satirist. 

 

He made his debut on Radio5Live in 2010 as part of a panel who won a writing competition to describe what they look for in a member of parliament. He wrote 'A human being'. He got to put questions to Caroline Lucas, Quentin Letts and distract Victoria Derbyshire by writing weird phrases over her notes. This insatiable desire to hold a mirror up to politcs and current affairs has continued unabaited ever since.

 

In 2015 he wrote Bastardography, a memoir about growing up gay, mentally ill and insatiably creative. It went to No.1 in the Amazon UK Bestseller Charts and was adapted into a solo-show. He has also done some tarty scripts and plays. His 2016 show Trumpageddon enjoyed two consecutive sell-out runs at Edinburgh and is currently on tour in the U.K. 

 

 

Simon likes to make a nuisance of himself in various mediums. He is currently working on creating an 'anti-national portrait gallery'; portraits of people who reject nationalism and white supremecy. 

 

'A gay, liberal, socialist who usually prefers playing women'  - The Guardian 

'Jay expertly surfs a wave of distain for political correctness ([He] has a confident and sometimes brutal adlibbing ability' - The Scotsman
'Wickedly steals the show with a torrent of cruel putdowns, libidinous asides & Valium drenched double-takes.' - The Stage                                                                                                            
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Bastardography 

From the age of 5 Simon saw reality as optional, and an option he didn't particularly like! Fraught with panic attacks, anxiety and bouts of depression he was a conflicted tot, throw in being gay on a rough council-estate and a love of art you begin to see why someone would want to check out. But he didn't and after 20 years, numerous breakdowns, Simon was diagnosed and began his recovery. You can either read Simon's story on e-book, buy the paperback or recording of the show (on patreon). He is also available to perform the show for your LGBT+ society, school or college.

 

contact@simonjay.co.uk for booking enquries. 

 

#Bastardography 

Trumpageddon 

An Edinburgh sell-out two years running. Trumpageddon follows the now 45th President Donald Trump as he comes to terms with unlimited power and influence. This immersive show is a unique chance to get as close to Trump as you'd ever want to. 

 

‘Remarkable satiric performance.’
**** British Theatre Guide

‘Provokes both fits of laughter and furious debate.’
**** The List 

 

Trumpageddon is represented by Seabright Productions. For touring enquiries contact: james@seabrightproductions.com

 

#Trumpageddon

100 Years, 100 Films. 

 

Forthcoming

 

Covering a century of cinema with a wry, camp smile.

 

Taking some of the best, weirdest or cult curios of film from 1918 to the Present Day, this YouTube series will discuss, examine and take the piss out of some of the most infamous scenes from the silver screen.

 

Perhaps it will unearth films you've never heard of too, who knows. 

 

#100Years100Films

 

Anti-National Portrait Gallery

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

A collection of portraits of people who reject nationalism. 

 

With hate-crime figures tripling since the referendum, the justification of racism through the idea of nationalism and patriotism has become manifest once again. Both in Britain, across Europe and in America. This exhibition will detail the stories of those who reject 'nationalism for nationalism's sake' and why, alongside their portraits. 

 

#AntiNationalPortraitGallery

 

New Found Glory

 

CURRENTLY RESEARCHING

 

In 1950's Britain men met each other for sex in public toilets because there was nowhere else one could meet. The secrecy of meeting in toilets was also due to its illegality. Fast-forward to 2017. Why would any young man who likes to have sex with other guys, would want to in a public toilet? Is it a kink? Convenience (no pun intended) or some kind of salute to our gay forefathers. 

 

This new monologue will explore the cottaging phenomenon in modern britain, which is still alive and kicking. 

 

#NewFoundGlory

 

 

For all development, booking and broadcast enq: 

 

contact@simonjay.co.uk

 

Jaybird Productions: 

 

regina@simonjay.co.uk

 

Personal Enquiries: 

 

felicity@simonjay.co.uk

 

Anything else: 

 

quantarina@simonjay.co.uk

 

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