Simon Aylin – Buttons Simon trained at Bretton Hall. His theatre credits have included Ariel in The Tempest at the Wakefield Opera House, Philip in My Cousin Rachel at the Manor Pavillion in Sidmouth, Reg in Table Manners, and Rodney in Toe in the Water, at the Lyceum in Crewe, Sam in I Have Been Here Before, and Henry in Design for Living at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton. He has also toured in The Demon Headmaster, and appeared in The Fireraisers, at the Union Theatre, London. Simon has appeared in numerous Pantomimes, as Lord Chamberlain in Cinderella at the Hexagon Reading and as Vizier in Dick Whittington at Richmond Theatre, as Wishee Washee in Aladdin, at The Radlett Centre, as Buddy in Pinocchio, at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, and as Simple Simon in Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Middlesbrough Theatre. Last year he played Buttons in Cinderella at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon alongside Britt Eckland. Simon is delighted to be reprising the role at the Civic Theatre here in Chelmsford.