Simon Wu


Simon Wu



Simon’s plays have been published, performed and broadcast in the UK and Hong Kong.


His play, OIKOS, was published by the UK play publisher, Oberon Books.  Simon’s plays have been performed at Soho Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Oval House, Tara Arts and the Decibel Festival. His short plays have been selected for the Dim Sum Nights, a short play festival organized by the Yellow Earth Theatre Company in two consecutive years and both have been selected by the audience as the most popular plays – one of them has been taken on UK tour by the Yellow Earth Theatre Company in 2012.  His play, THE TWO OF US, was longlisted by the Bruntwood Competition in 2008 and his play, WOLF IN THE HOUSE, was included in the East Showcase by the Soho Theatre.  He was also given a Peggy Ramsay grant for his writing in 2007.


He is the book writer and lyricist of FOLLOW THE LIGHT, a musical in development which was showcased by BEAM 2021. He creatively translated an opera libretto for the Turandot Reimagined Project in London in 2015. He was commissioned by the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus to write a libretto for a choral opera for the UK composer, Richard Blackford, in 2016. He has also translated plays, including for the Beijing International Fringe Festival in 2011.


He was a member of the Critical Mass workshop organized by the Royal Court.  He was also invited to be one of the speakers at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2012.


His latest radio play, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. CHAN, was broadcast by BBC Radio Four in February 2020.  Three of his co-written radio plays, LOOKING FOR STONES, DEMOLITION MAN AND BARE BRANCHES, have been broadcast on the BBC World Service and he has an online radio play, DIWALI AND CURRY, for Theatre 503 and Theatre Voice for their Urban Scrawl project.


His short film, MERRY-GO-ROUND, was nominated for Best Local Film in the Wood Green Independent Short Film Festival and screened at the BFI. His film script, SPIRIT MONEY, has reached the final stage of the competition, BREAKOUT, organized by Channel 4 and Wrap X which provides support for non-Caucasian writers and directors to produce commercial films.



Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist