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"THE ALBATROSS 3RD & MAIN" (full length stage play)
Park Theatre Jan 10th - Feb 4th 2017

**** 'A teasingly enigmatic tale of small-town American crime… a heady cocktail of Sam Shepard grittiness, Harold Pinter intrigue, and dark Martin McDonagh absurdity... in two superbly developed acts. Eden – who directs and designs as well – plots an intricate story that drips with cinematic cool'
The Stage

**** 'darkly comic and clever three-hander is fast-paced and entertaining with echoes of David Mamet … impressive stage design … an outstanding cast’
West End Wilma

**** 'had the audience laughing throughout … the conclusion was perfection as well … suburb writing and direction from Simon David Eden.
On In London

‘An excellent comedy that is rich, dark, well designed and acted, play loaded with wit, wisdom and the courage to examine some important themes.’
Paul Levy Fringe Review

**** Aaron Sorkin-esque wit. Engrossing fun yarn that flew by.
Joe Fuller, Latest 7

‘Funny, intimate and realistic with a dark twist. Extraordinary performances. Not to be missed!’
Stephanie Prior WHM magazine

‘Compelling. Biting social commentary.'
The Argus

‘Slick, punchy, black comedy and a psychological thriller, full of sharp, stylish and intelligent writing. Very clever and very, very funny. A must see for theatregoers from Brighton and beyond.
Paul Gustafson G-Scene Magazine


"THE SAVAGE KINGDOM" [Book I in the Animalian series]
""Thought provoking. Original. Vibrant storytelling. This is a book for all ages written by someone who cares deeply about nature, its creatures and our beautiful planet." Virginia Mckenna OBE, Born Free Foundation

***** - reader reviews on: Amazon, LoveReading4Kids, GoodReads

"BLISS - ALL FALL DOWN" [Feature length TV drama]
"... Hugely enjoyable..." The Times
"... serious drama..." The Telegraph

"WHEN THE SAINTZ GO MARCHING IN" [stage play]
"... STUNNING. That is the only way to describe When The Saintz Go Marching In... moments of great sadness and comic relief..." © Copyright 2010 Newsquest Media Group - Daily Echo

"JG BALLARD'S VERMILION SANDS" [scripts for tv series]
"... An exhilarating experience... Simon has done a brilliant job taking the essence of my original setting and expanding it into something rich and mysterious... it's going to stun viewers and resonate in their minds for years. In fact it could be a classic of new millennium drama..." J G Ballard April 2000

"SMASHED" (Interactive Film - Youths & Alcohol Abuse)
"... Best film of this type I have ever seen..." PSHE Teacher, Hampshire.
"... Like watching something really good on TV, not like the normal stuff you see at school..." Year 9 pupil
"... Truly amazing resource. Everyone must have this in their school... " Deputy Head, Quilley School

"LIFE" [track from 'The Road Will Rise' album]
"... Loved your song man..." Keith Reid [Procol Harum] 606 Club, Chelsea, Oct 2009 [okay not 'press' exactly, but hey, he penned 'Whiter Shade of Pale'!]

"FOR EMILIE DU CHATELET" [Codagraph from 'The Weight of Fire' Exhibition]
"... symmetry defined..." Museum of Computer Art, New York

"LA BOULE" [short film/SDE producer]
"... imaginative magic... " Time Out

"PS: SURREALISM" [album]
"... Bold musical experiment... sound that many a garage band would envy... Eden's lyrics juxtapose vivid images..."
New Musical Express