This Is How We Die & No More Worries

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Part of RADAR 2015

No More Worries

Created by Simon Mole & Peader Kirk
Co-produced by Apples and Snakes, the Albany and ARC Stockton

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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

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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…


Cast, Creatives and Credits

No More Worries
Script & Performance Simon Mole
Direction & Performance Peader Kirk
Lighting Design Nigel Edwards
Music Composition B J Nilsen
Producer Maeve O’Neill

This Is How We Die
Writer & Performer Christopher Brett Bailey
Musicians George Percy, Alicia Jane Turner, Christopher Brett Bailey, and Apollo
Dramaturg Anne Rieger
Lighting Design Sherry Coenen
Production Manager Alex Fernandes
Producer Beckie Darlington
Commissioned by Ovalhouse, and made with support from Arts Council England, the Basement, Cambridge Junction and Norwich Arts Centre

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[Simon Mole is ] an engaging presence...incredibly adept at both the comedic and dramatic elements. Awesome.
Huffington Post on Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair
'An absurd road movie of the soul cut with a razor wit and bubbling paranoia'
The Guardian on This Is How We Die
Simon’s poetry is packed with observant details and laid back, snappy verse...a veritable smorgasbord of poetical delights.
Sabotage Reviews
'Blisteringly brilliant'
The Scotman on This Is How We Die

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26 Nov
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