When: 18th April – 5th May 2018
Where: Touring to Reading, Folkestone and London
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the venue
What is it?
Award-winning musician and Kneehigh Associate Dom Coyote presents an epic time travelling odyssey with We Can Time Travel, which will be touring to South Street Arts in Reading, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Shoreditch Town Hall in London.
Storytelling and gig combine in this contemporary sci-fi fairy tale inspired by H.G Wells’ 1895 novella The Time Machine. In his first solo piece, musician and theatre-maker Coyote takes us on a joyous journey through time with a wakeup call to stop our chaotic present becoming a dystopian future. This lyrical new work, part sung, part spoken, to a back drop of 80’s synths and drum machines, is a story of adventure, hope and the secret societies that meet in the pub on the corner.
Dom Coyote’s last show, Songs for the End of the World, a rock n’ roll gig-theatre piece inspired by David Bowie and Philip K Dick, won a Vault Festival Origins Award.
Since he was a boy, Coyote has been receiving messages; solitary fragments of a voice echoing through time and space. His Grandfather’s incredible recordings of the world are the only remaining connection Coyote has to his favourite relative, who died mysteriously at sea. Sifting through the recordings, like sonic photographs, Coyote unknowingly discovers the key to time travel… Desperate to save him, and armed with a home-made time machine, Coyote returns to the day his Grandfather was lost; he finds himself in the future witnessing the last days of sunlight.
With a music style reminiscent of alternative pop classics from Kate Bush and poetic storytelling with the political dynamism of Kate Tempest, We Can Time Travel is a playful contemporary fable for our times; and a loving homage to the music and blockbuster movies that inspired a generation, from Back to the Future to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We Can Time Travel is a sound and storytelling journey, to remind us of the urgency of living in the now.
Dom Coyote is a composer, performer and writer of songs based in Bristol. His work includes composing and performing for Old Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Art Angel, Cirque Bijou and Battersea Arts Centre. He is an Associate Artist with Kneehigh Theatre and Musical Director of Bristol based Extraordinary Bodies.
More info: www.domcoyote.com