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Rodelinda – Cambridge Handel Opera Company

… this beautiful performance created a magical weld, truly a “fusion of music and stage” in the Company’s own terms. The stage sets, managing somehow to be at once sumptuous and spare, were a striking scarlet and black; costumes and lighting effects visually arresting.
Cambridge Independent, April 5, 2018

Simon Bejer has designed the production simply but effectively, entirely in blood red, black and white.
Kultur im Netz, April 13, 2018

The Magic Flute – The King’s Head, London – director John Savournin
Designed beautifully by Simon Bejer, assisted by Jessie Hutchin and Jefferson Miranda, there is exquisite attention to detail and a thoroughly realised concept that unites set, costumes and props in a South America meets Boy’s Own Adventure meets fairyland world.
At every stage the design entirely supports the action.
The Reviews Hub, May 9, 2017

Kiki’s Delivery Service – Southwark Playhouse
It's all helped by Simon Bejer's brilliant design, which stacks the space full of huge boxes that open up to reveal stacks of parcels, or picture-perfect spreads of cakes.
Time Out, August 1, 2017
What strikes the audience first as they take their seats is the set design … the set itself opts for both functionality and metaphor as it invokes a sense of playful innocence that is mirrored throughout the rest of the performance.
The Upcoming, December 14, 2016
There’s plenty of theatrical magic embedded in the design … I was particularly enchanted by the sense of standing with Kiki on the rooftops of an unknown town, conveyed solely through pyramid-shaped blocks laid out like rows of houses below.
Exeunt, December 14, 2016

The Magic Flute - Charles Court Opera at the Iford Festival
Simon Bejer's design takes us to the Peruvian rainforest, filling the stone cloister with luscious ferns and lianas … The distinctively tropical, exotic feel of the production, which includes some wonderful glowing UV snakes and an hilarious trio of singing puppet parrots, is a true visual treat.
Bachtrack, July 14, 2016

Jonah and Otto – Park Theatre

What should I look out for? Simon Bejer’s simple set that holds a sweetly gratifying surprise.
Official London Theatre Guide, October 30, 2014

The Little Green Swallow – British Youth Opera - Royalty Theatre

Here, among the 11 named roles, plus a group of three singing apples – one of many elements, incidentally, cleverly visualised in Simon Bejer’s designs, which provide the evening’s outstanding feature – there’s a wealth of talent on display.
The Guardian, September 10, 2014

Patience – Charles Court Opera- King’s Head Theatre

It's a brilliant piece of stage design and construction, though the bar is unusual in that no-one seems to pay for their drinks and customers help themselves. Just the sort of pub I’d patronise.
British Theatre Guide, June 4, 2014

Someone remarked that the pub, created by designer Simon Bejer, feels more real than the one we passed through to access the auditorium.
Ham & High, June 12, 2014