Francesca Simon

\"\" Francesca Simon is an award-winning children’s author. The Monstrous Child was her first book for teens and was shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards and the YA Book Prize. The opera, based on the book, premieres in February 2019 at The Royal Opera House.
Horrid Henry – Here!: Francesca Simon

Children’s Event for 6-10 year olds 

Horrid Henry, Francesca Simon’s truly wicked little boy, is a monstrously enjoyable creation, the hateful boy everyone loves. In this fun session, Francesca Simon revealed the inspiration for Henry and his family, and read from a new adventure.

Horrid Henry: Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry is definitely not mending his ways! Find out more about his naughty adventures.

The Monstrous Child
Bestselling children’s author and librettist Francesca Simon, with composer Gavin Higgins, produced an opera of her stunning epic Norse tale, The Monstrous Child, which was staged at the Royal Opera House in February 2019. Francesca and Gavin are in conversation with singer and cellist Simon Wallfisch, discussing the genesis of the production. This was a unique opportunity to hear about the process of turning a story into a full-scale operatic production. A children’s/ youn...