CURRENTLY BOOKING! Got the smartphone blues? Stand-up poet Dan Simpson focuses his high-speed fuzzy logic on the screens and machines that rule over our lives. As the robots rise and deep learning AIs threaten to take over the world – how will humanity survive? An hour of emoji poetry, selfie stick performance, and computerised comedy from BBC / Glastonbury wordslinger Dan Simpson.
First shown at Edinburgh Fringe, and touring to London, Gothenburg, Exeter, Barnstable and Harrogate. "the perfect antidote to the perpetual screen-burn of our internet-obsessed age" - The Scotsman "a talented wordsmith - this is poetry for the selfie generation." - West End Wilma
Biology meets balladry as leading scientists are paired with incredible spoken-word artists to collaborate on a new performance, celebrating the creative similarities between science and the performing arts. The result? A diverse display of rhyme, rhythm and reason. A project from Dr. Illingworth and Mr. Simpson.
Experimental Words has previously happened in Edinburgh, and is currently running in Manchester, London, and Canterbury, and is funded by Arts Council England.
“the packed out audience will never again doubt the validity of the two pursuits being combined” - Manchester Mule