Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Southbank Centre

What
Indiana Jones & the extra chair @ Southbank Centre
When
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Belvedere Road


London, UK SE1 8XX
Other Info
Simon Mole's ground-breaking one man show is a spoken word adventure that takes place over the evening meal.

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 heart-breaking. Join our hero round the table for his toughest adventure yet, meeting his mum's new boyfriend.

The show is touring nationally as a residency project throughout 2013. This eye-catching collaboration with critically acclaimed site-specific theatre director Peader Kirk takes spoken word performance in an exciting new direction, with Simon's brilliantly crafted poetic story at the core of a full evening of immersive entertainment.

And you get dinner!

« Back to the calendar

Chill Pill @ Soho Theatre

What
Chill Pill @ Soho Theatre
When
Monday, August 19, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
21 DEAN STREET


LONDON , UK W1D 3NE
Other Info
A laid-back club night where up-and-coming poets share the stage with some of the finest Spoken Word acts in the UK. Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4’s Bespoken Word and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling.

features: Sally Jenkinson & YOB

« Back to the calendar

Chill Pill @ The Albany

What
Chill Pill @ The Albany
When
Thursday, February 28, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info
Chill Pill - South London’s coolest spoken word night.

Our poets have been plucked straight from the field and frozen within three hours to provide you with only the freshest spoken word.

Headliners David J and Ross Sutherland

Plus rising talent on the Open Mic.

« Back to the calendar

Hammer & Tongue Hackney

What
Hammer & Tongue Hackney
When
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
The Victoria (map)
451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, Hackney,

London,, United Kingdom E8 3AS
Other Info
Live Spoken Word from Hollie McNish, Simon Mole and Michael J Parker, plus the open mic slam. Hosted by Sam Berkson and Raymond Antrobus

Hollie McNish: Former UK Slam Poetry Champion, creator of books and albums, featured on Radio 4, BBC 2, Southbank Centre etc. "I can't take my ears off her" - Benjamin Zephaniah

Simon Mole: Poet whose words were formed in battle rapping and hiphop open-mics, whose vision was expanded through the composition of theatre and critically acclaimed one-man shows. "the poet from the pub, that rapper from the beach, the friendly guy with the big eyes who told that story"

Mchael Parker: Brighton based, Midlands-raised poet. Big performer and poetic explorer.

Slam: Sign up on the night, 1st come, 1st served, judged by your peers, 3.5minutes. no props. no music. Winners go thorugh to Regional Final for a chance to win a place in a National Slam

« Back to the calendar

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.

« Back to the calendar

Chill Pill @ The Albany

What
Chill Pill @ The Albany
When
Thursday, November 29, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Douglas Way
Deptford, London, UK SE8 4AG
Other Info
Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4's Bespoken Word and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Kim-Leng Hills, Chill Pill is a laid-back poetry night where up-and-coming poets share the stage with some of the finest spoken word acts in the UK. Plus, we'll be mixing it up with tightly spun tales inspired by today's headlines, the ever-popular Classics Corner and plenty of banter to boot.


Featuring:


Lyric L
Hip hop. Broken beat. Spoken word. Visit website

Harry Baker
Poetry World Cup slam champion 2012. Visit website

Plus sets from Chill Pill poets Simon Mole and Deanna Rodger


Whether you're a spoken word enthusiast, emerging poet or just curious, come with a sense of humour and leave your expectations at the door.

Limited Open Mic slots available. Arrive early to sign up.

« Back to the calendar

Chill Pill @ One Taste Festival

What
Chill Pill @ One Taste Festival
When
Sunday, November 11, 2012
1:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
THE BEDFORD (map)
77 BEDFORD HILL
BALHAM, LONDON, , ENGLAND SW12 9HD
Other Info
5 rooms over 3 floors filled with...
Music & Spoken word
Storytelling
Workshops
Dance classes
Lotan Sapir’s OneTaste Cabaret
Swing back to the 40’s - Jazz, high tea, dress up and spa time!
Chill Pill with Mr Gee & Raymond Antrobus
Featuring: Autumn Shift presents...The Adventures of Prince Achmed Orchestra. A live soundtrack to the first ever animated film, Gideon Conn, Dansu, Blue Daisy (DJ Set), Tanya Auclair, Sonny Green (aka SGB), Brilliant Corners, Z The People, Dougie Hastings, Jenny Lindfors, The James Riley Hoedown!, The Sugar Sisters, John Berkavitch, Brooke Sharkey, The People Pile, Cole Nova, Follow The Faun, Daniel Hernandez, Giles Abbott
And MUCH more…

« Back to the calendar

Indiana Jones and the extra chair @ Live Theatre, Newcastle (Juice Festival)

What
Indiana Jones and the extra chair @ Live Theatre, Newcastle (Juice Festival)
When
Saturday, November 3, 2012
1:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
6:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Broad Chare,
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne , UK NE1 3DQ
Other Info
Presented by Simon Mole
In association with Apple and Snakes, New Writing North & Live Theatre as part of Juice Festival

Every family dinner needs a hero…

Relating to your relations isn’t always easy, and it’s often on those rare occasions when everyone sits down to eat together that things really kick off.

Our leading man is Mike, a 23 year old who still asks ‘what would Indy do?’ at times of crisis. We join him at a busy London station as the everyday reality of his own crumbling love-life unexpectedly collides with his heroic fantasy world, with hilarious yet heart-breaking consequences. We then follow Mike on a risky journey into the unknown (via his mums), and watch as his parallel existence in 80s Hollywood blockbusters rudely intrudes on an important family meal. What if Mike doesn’t like Richard?

Simon Mole’s groundbreaking one-man show is a sensory explosion that combines spoken word theatre, riotous adventure, laughs a-plenty and tasty culinary delights. Having collaborated with a group of young writers from New Writing North, Simon and site-specific theatre director Peader Kirk take spoken word performance in an exciting new direction.
The young writers will serve food with poetic memories and perform their own original family-themed writing as they host guests at this unique event. Tickets for these shows are limited so early booking is advised.
Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair! is written and performed by Simon Mole and supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead's award winning festival for children and young people, in association with Live Theatre, New Writing North and Apples and Snakes. Originally commissioned by Apples and Snakes and The Albany.

« Back to the calendar

A warm welcome…

Being made to feel welcome is important, and when I went to Newcastle to run for the first workshops on the north east leg of the ‘Indiana Jones and the extra chair’ tour that was certainly the case…

First up, my mate Mark met me at the station and drove me via the beer shop to his house, where his partner had prepared us a mighty pasta feast (with home-made pesto no less!) – they continued to feed me like an absolute king all weekend, including home-made soup on saturday lunch and a packed lunch box of leftover pie from the night before to take with me for the train home on Sunday. Quality stuff. Cheers guys.

Saturday was the first time I’d been to Live Theatre, and straight away I was impressed by the location on the quayside, and by the building itself…

20121016-150208.jpg

20121016-145628.jpg

Walking through the front door I was greeted by this sign, and then soon after met by Rachel from juice festival and Laura from New Writing North – I’d been chatting to these guys on phone and email for ages so it was great to finally meet them in person. The welcome party was made completed by the arrival of Kirsten from Apples and Snakes, and also by the presentation of my Juice Festival ‘welcome pack’. These guys know how to do what they do properly!

20121016-150524.jpg

The young writers soon started to arrive as well, and then it was up to the studio to get started – not without stopping to check out this awesome view from the third floor…

20121016-145639.jpg

The whole building immediately has the feel of somewhere you know you will get good creative work done, and that very much proved to be the case for the participants over the weekend – each one of them came up with a quality draft of a piece inspired by one or some or all of the themes of family, food, and heroes. You can keep up to speed with the project as it develops on here