See Holmes and Watson as never before, as Arthur Conan Doyle’s adventures are turned into clever verse and lively lyrics by Dr. Illingworth & Mr. Simpson. As the pair engage in an acrobatic session of verbal cut and thrust, one mystery deepens over all others: what has become of Moriarty?
Sherlock and poetry are totally complementary
and what’s the result? Why – it’s completely elementary!
Currently touring! Show development supported by Inn Crowd.
Weatherfronts is a series of poems on the subject of climate change, commissioned by TippingPoint, Spread the Word, and Free Word. Climate change is already having a significant impact on the planet, and its effects will continue to grow. In these poems Dan reflects the substantial disruption and damage already occurring, in the structure and form of a moving text.
See the poems here: www.weatherfronts.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk.
London Lines, from Southbank Centre and Jaybird Live Literature, involved creating a new poem for each borough in London. Dan was commission for his home borough of Bexley. Through making contact with local community groups and by interacting with members of the public, I collected thoughts, memories, stories and opinions about the borough before writing a new poem for Bexley. Look out for it somewhere in the Southbank!
Read the poems here: www.jaybird.org.uk/projects/london-lines-2013
A commission to write poems in response to the Corinium Museum’s collection, and their Food for Thought exhibition in partnership with the British Museum. The exhibition explored food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world and is a , Roman archaeologists from UK Universities and the Corinium Museum.
Check out one of the poems set to a 3D animation here: www.youtu.be/eRWSXjXemTE