Straight Out the Box @ POP Brixton

What
Straight Out the Box @ POP Brixton
When
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Pop Brixton (map)
49 Brixton Station Road
London, UK SW9 8PQ
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Boasting an exceptional line-up of artists from poets to musicians, writers to DJs, Straight Out The Box offers up a fresh series of new events set in Brixton's pioneering space, Pop Brixton.
Whether you're a music fan, spoken word enthusiast, or simply out to seek a new creative experience, Straight Out The Box is guaranteed to surprise and satisfy even the most eclectic of tastes. Curated by Run Dem Crew founder, DJ, and poet, Charlie Dark, and musician, dub-poet, and writer, Roger Robinson.
This month's Straight Out The Box will feature:
Jan Blake: she's engaging, deeply emotional and at times outright hilarious.
John Berkavitch: he has taken the bar, lifted it, twisted it and bent it out of shape.
Piers Faccini: combining tradition and innovation as he drifts across genres.
Host: poet, emcee, and theatre maker, Simon Mole
Resident DJ: Mr Trouble
Age guidance 16+
Tickets: £8 (adv) | £5 concs | £10 (on door)
More info: applesandsnakes.org/StraightOutTheBox

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No More Worries @ Bush Theatre

What
No More Worries @ Bush Theatre
When
Friday, November 13, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
7 Uxbridge Road
London, UK W12 8LJ
Other Info
No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole & Peader Kirk
Co-produced by Apples and Snakes, the Albany and ARC Stockton

Ever wanted to get away from it all?

Kieran is 27, and stuck in a dead-end sea-side town. He wants to see the world, one exotic cocktail at a time. But tonight there’s a UK garage revival on at Rileys, and Sambuca’s half price.

Paul is 50 and on the road again, a British Lebowski in an old skool campervan. Trusting in tai chi and the power of sevens, he’s on a quest to reconcile then and now.

Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.

This Is How We Die
by Christopher Brett Bailey

A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, This Is How We Die is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying…

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No More Worries @ Beaford Arts

What
No More Worries @ Beaford Arts
When
Thursday, October 22, 2015
TBC - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Heywood Hall, (map)
Chulmleigh Community College:
Chulmleigh EX18
Other Info
“Ever wanted to get away from it all? Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world. Foreign suns, adventure, cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again, coasting, taking it one holiday snap at a time. No more worries takes this mismatched couple on a road-trip through austerity Britain until the land runs out. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.”
Combining spoken word, contemporary theatre and a live electronic soundscape, No More Worries reinvigorates performance poetry as its protagonists raise questions we all ask. What do I want to get away from? What will I return to? How do we get by?
“Simon is one of the hottest new talents on the spoken word scene” - Aoife Mannix
“Paints a portrait of England – a real document of this time” - Roger Robinson

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No More Worries @ the Albany

What
No More Worries @ the Albany
When
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info


No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk.
Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan.
Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.
Simon Mole is a poet and an Albany Associate Artist. Peader Kirk is an artist and director. They've collaborated on No More Worries to create a poetic, theatrical adventure spanning the breadth of Britain.

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No More Worries @ the Albany

What
No More Worries @ the Albany
When
Friday, September 25, 2015
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info


No More Worries
Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk.
Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan.
Join this mismatched couple on their road-trip through austerity Britain, searching for the perfect holiday moment. Sometimes the past is the only thing you can’t leave behind.
Simon Mole is a poet and an Albany Associate Artist. Peader Kirk is an artist and director. They've collaborated on No More Worries to create a poetic, theatrical adventure spanning the breadth of Britain.

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Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ The Spring, Havant

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ The Spring, Havant
When
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:15pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
56 East Street


Havant, Hampshire , UK PO9 1BS
Other Info
In association with Apples and Snakes and The Spring, 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 Havant, as part of a residency at The Spring. Working with students from Park Community School to bring you an unforgettable evening peppered with memories, rhymes and recipes…

**Booking required, Food Included**

Suitable for ages 12+

“The young poets were brilliant – brought a tear to my eye!”
Audience member, ARC

“One of the most groundbreaking spoken word shows I have seen”
Russell Thompson, Apples & Snakes London Co-ordinator

“Extremely funny, moving and well observed”
Aoife Mannix, poet in residence BBC radio 4 Saturday Live

“Awesome”
Pete Strauss, Huffington Post 4.5 Stars

“A compelling piece of spoken word”
Lettie McKie, Sabotage Reviews

BOOK NOW

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No More Worries mini-film: the pub scene

I blogged a few months back about the spoken word road-trip movie for theatres I’m making with director Peader Kirk. The show is called ‘No More Worries’ and has been co-commissioned by Apples and Snakes and the Albany.

As part of the final project we think we might like to shoot a series of extracts from the full piece in various locations as we tour the theatre performance – mini-films which viewed in sequence would tell the whole story of the show. The aim with this trial one (masterfully filmed and edited by Karim Kamar as part of our Arts Council funded R&D phase) was to get close to the vibe of what it is like seeing me perform the piece live, but mix that up with a few more cinematic flourishes here and there. Hope you enjoy it!

Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Brighton Dome

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Brighton Dome
When
Friday, November 1, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Church St
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UE
Other Info
Every family meal needs a hero, especially this one. You’re invited to join Mike for dinner and drinks as he prepares for the toughest adventure of his life: meeting his mum’s new boyfriend. What would Indy do?

Sit down for a light meal with spoken word artist Simon Mole and a troop of emerging Brighton poets in this fun and original performance, peppered with memories, rhymes and recipes gathered during a residency at Brighton Dome and Audio Active.

In association with Apples and Snakes

If you are 14 – 19, you can join the residency, take part in writing and performance workshops with Simon, and be part of the show. £50 per person for 6 workshops

Contact rebecca.fidler@brightondome.org

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Strictly Speaking @ The Spring, Havant

What
Strictly Speaking @ The Spring, Havant
When
Thursday, October 3, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
56 East Street


Havant, Hampshire , UK PO9 1BS
Other Info
Apples and Snakes in partnership with The Spring

presents

Strictly Speaking

A national poetry day celebration of performance poetry by some of the brightest young stars of the live lit scene. A hand-picked selection of poets who will stir you, startle you, spark shivers in your spine and leave you speechless.

With performances from:

Simon Mole - Simon Mole is the poet from the pub, that rapper from the beach, the friendly guy with the big eyes who told that story. His infectious enthusiasm for seeing and re-seeing the world around him is an open invitation for you to do the same. Some stuff he says is mad funny, everybody gets it, plus he speaks from the heart, and his love for the craft of writing is there for all to see.

Indigo Williams - Indigo commands the stage with gripping presence and powerful poetry. She has performed across the UK and Europe and at events such as: The Big Chill festival, iTunes Festival, Camp Bestival, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Bespoken Word’, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Festival Hall and many more.

Paul Cree - Paul has the ability to make you feel like it was you who discovered him, like he was speaking to only you when everyone else started clapping, bloody latecomers. An amazing storyteller, with turns-of-phrase to die for and an effortless rhyming flow.” Joshua Idehen, Poejazzi

Megan Beech - Dubbed by the Poetry Society as ‘by far the strongest female freestyler we have ever had the infinite pleasure to witness’, in 2011 Megan won both the Poetry Society’s national youth slam competition, SLAMbassadors, and the Poetry Rivals UK under 18 slam.

In association with Havant Literary Festival



When: Thursday 3rd October, 7.30pm
Where: The Spring Arts & Heritage, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS

Tickets: £6 / £5.40 open mic
info: www.applesandsnakes.org / www.thespring.co.uk
Booking: 023 9247 2700 www.thespring.co.uk/events/strictly-speaking

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Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ ARC, Stockton

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ ARC, Stockton
When
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
7:00pm - 13+ Buy Tickets
Where
ARC (map)
Dovecot Street
Stockton TS18 1LL.
Other Info
Every family dinner needs a hero. Mike is 23 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 heart-breaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum’s new boyfriend!

Simon Mole’s groundbreaking show is back in the North East, and to spice things up he’s brought along acclaimed site-specific theatre director, Peader Kirk. The two will be at ARC throughout January, working with a troop of the region’s finest young and emerging writers. This all action cast will play a key role on the big day too, peppering the occasion with their own memories, rhymes and recipes…

Join the adventure and enjoy dinner and drinks at the most anticipated family gathering of the year…

Tickets for these shows include food, but are limited so early booking is advised.

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