Dan is an experienced project manager, devising and delivering a range of literature and performance projects.
FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT CAMDEN COMEDY CLUB
Welcome, traveller, to a night of chaotic questing in our tavern! Join the party as comedians play super-silly, quick-fire, one-shot-RPGs. Witness epic and ridiculous stories told in mere minutes – with the chance to join in yourself!
Going at a rate of 4 QPH (Quest Per Hour) in a show of pen ‘n’ paper ‘n’ puns, this is Dungeons & Dragons meets Whose Line - a fast-paced event for anyone who's ever rolled a d20.
THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT KOMEDIA BRIGHTON
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out! Stand Up & Slam is a battle show where six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go face-to-face in an epic bout of spoken word.
Currently playing at Camden Comedy Club and Komedia Brighton, with one-off shows around the UK.
More info: chatbacktheatreandcomedy.com/stand-up-slam
23 Submarines is inspired by the three wrecks of World War I submarines which lie on the banks of the River Medway. Led by performance poet Dan Simpson, the poetry strand commissioned six local poets to compose new poems responding to these stories and objects.
Dan is leading workshops for emerging writers, local residents, and families. The output of these will form the basis of an outdoor poetry trail across Medway’s five town centres, leading into the libraries. Local writers will take part in library ‘open mic’ performance nights.
The project is in partnership with Medway Libraries, Icon Theatre, and LV21. More info here: www.medway.gov.uk/leisurecultureandsport