Simon Mole is a poet, emcee, and theatre-maker. He built his skills on the Brighton hip-hop scene and has shared the bill with Simon Armitage, John Cooper Clarke and Kate Tempest. He has also been featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. Simon co-founded Chill Pill Collective, curating and hosting popular poetry nights at Soho Theatre and the Albany, and was the first ever Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent. Simon is an experienced facilitator with over 10 years’ experience working with rap and poetry in community and education settings, including projects with Great Ormond Street Hospital and Arsenal FC.
Since 2012 he has collaborated with immersive performance director Peader Kirk and producer Maeve O’Neill, creating three full length shows for theatre spaces. Their partnership takes spoken word performance in a bold direction, with Simon’s intricately crafted poetic stories at the core of immersive entertainment and integrated participation. Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair toured nationally with sell out shows at Southbank Centre and Brighton Dome. No More Worries had a two week run at the Albany and sold-out shows at the Bush Theatre. His first show for young people Friends For All demonstrates he is a writer capable of tackling emotionally and politically challenging subjects in a way that’s accessible to young audiences. Since becoming a Dad, Simon writes increasingly for young people. His second show for children and families, Mole and Gecko: THE SHOW is a collaboration with singer songwriter Gecko and is touring in 2019, for details of venues, dates and tickets click HERE.
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