Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Gulbenkian, Canterbury
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Gulbenkian, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent , UK CT2 7NB
In association with Apples and Snakes and Gulbenkian, Simon Mole presents Indiana Jones and the extra chair.
Every family dinner needs a hero
Mike is twenty-three years old but still asks ‘what would Indy do?’ at times of crisis, and it’s crunch time when we meet him at a busy train station on his way to his Mum’s. His crumbling love-life is colliding with his heroic fantasy world and the consequences move from hilarious to heartbreaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum’s new boyfriend…
Simon Mole’s ground-breaking one man show comes to Canterbury, as part of a residency at the Gulbenkian. Working with a troop of local, emerging writers to bring you an unforgettable evening peppered with memories, rhymes and recipes…
“Awesome!” Pete Strauss, The Huffington Post, 4.5 stars
“The best spoken word event I have ever been to” Dominic Stevenson, Writer & Reviewer, 5 stars
“A compelling piece of spoken word” Lettie McKie, Sabotage Reviews
“Extremely funny, moving and well observed.” Aoife Mannix, poet in residence BBC radio 4 Saturday Live
Tickets: Full £10 / Student £8 (includes a light meal)
About Simon Mole
Simon Mole is a London-based poet, emcee, and theatre maker with an eye for the often overlooked in the everyday. His work is entertaining and accessible but remains rooted in a love for the craft of writing. Simon was the first ever Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent. He is one fifth of the Chill Pill Collective, curating and performing at hugely popular poetry nights at Soho Theatre and the Albany. He also co-leads the Keats’ House Poets Forum for City of London. Recent residencies have seen him working with the porters at Guys Hospital, with primary school children on the South Kilburn estate, and with teenagers at the Guildhall Museum. Commissioned poetry by Simon can now be found in all of these locations.
Hiya, just a quick one to let you know that over the summer I’m going to be doing more blogging over at the website for my new show No More Worries.
“Ever wanted to get away from it all? Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world. Paul is passing through, 55 and on the road again, one holiday snap at a time. No More Worries takes this mismatched couple on a road-trip to the edge. Sometimes, the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.”
The show is a collaboration with theatre maker Peader Kirk, who also creates Live Art and site-specific performance. Having worked together in a more traditional director/performer relationship on my first show (Indiana Jones and the extra chair), this time around the piece is evolving through a collaborative process that moves between devising and writing.
Join us for one of the scratch sharings listed below – we’d love to hear your thoughts on the piece so far. If you can’t make it along in person, you can still interact with the show through the website.
No More Worries has been co-commissioned by Apples and Snakes and the Albany, and developed with support from Arc Stockton and Spread the Word. It is funded as part of the Arts Council Grants for the Arts programme.