Songs for the End of the World

Published: Thursday 2nd November 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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Theatre and music collide in Songs for the End of the World, a raucous rock ‘n’ roll cabaret, inspired by Philip K. Dick’s post-apocalyptic novel Dr. Bloodmoney, set in a near future, post-Brexit Austerity Britain.

Touring in the North of England for the first time – following its success at Vault Festival, London and Brighton Festival – this high-octane performance obliterates the line between epic theatre and energetic gig. Kneehigh associate artist Dom Coyote stars in this unique story of conformity and survival inspired by mid-century pop culture and dystopian science fiction.

Joining Dom, and appearing as characters, are multi-instrumentalist band the Bloodmoneys, whose members have toured and recorded with artists that include Scissor Sisters, Gary Numan, Goldfrapp and Tinie Tempah.

Songs for the End of the World welcomes you to New Albion, a dystopian future England on the brink of Armageddon. The Free Radicals are planning a new type of existence, and 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 on his way to Mars, broadcasting his songs for the end of the world back to a silent Earth, where others are fighting for their future.

“It’s like going to a gig in a parallel universe… a band playing their hearts out for the end of the world,” says Dom Coyote. “It’s never been more relevant, as incredible political events continue to unfold before our eyes. We’re thrilled to be able to bring the show to the North of England for the first time, and to the ardent music loving cities of Liverpool and Hull.”

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.

You can catch Songs for the End of the World at Hull Truck Theatre tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. To book tickets, please call 01482 323638, or you can book online.

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Published: Thursday 2nd November 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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