When: 17th – 21st February 2016, at 8.15pm
Where: VAULT Festival, The Vaults, Leake St, Waterloo London SE1 7NN
£: Tickets cost £12
What is it?
Composer, musician and Kneehigh associate, Dom Coyote, together with Little Bulb’s Tom Penn, multi-instrumentalist band the Bloodmoneys, and design veteran Michael Vale present Songs for the End of the World. Songs for the End of the World is an apocalyptical portrait of Ashley Coombe, a Safe-Zone Community Town nestled deep in the heart of New Albion.
Straddling the line between gig and theatre, the performers appear as both musicians and characters to depict this unique story of conformity and survival, inspired by mid-century pop culture and dystopian science fiction.
As New Global Inc. capitalise on the suffering of the vulnerable, the Free Radicals are planning a new type of existence. While some predict Biblical Armageddon, many are simply preparing for the end. When the apocalypse does actually arrive, astronaut Jim Walters is left suspended in orbit, broadcasting his songs for the end of the world back to a silent Earth, where the few remaining survivors must fight for their future.
Composer, writer and performer of the show, Dom Coyote, said, “It’s like going to a rock gig in a parallel Universe… a band playing their hearts out for the end of the world, and it’s never been more relevant”
Songs for the End of the World is developed in conjunction with the BAC, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tobacco Factory Theatres and Kneehigh, and with support from the National Theatre Studio. Dom Coyote has performed and written music for some of the world’s most exciting theatres and companies, from sold out runs at the RSC to ritual theatre and dance across South Africa. He’s an associate with Kneehigh, co-founder of Folk in a Box, Britain’s smallest venue (as seen on Shed of the Year) and one third of Anglo/Swedish alt-folk band Vena Portae.
More info: www.vaultfestival.com