THIS Halloween, the Everyman plays host to Kneehigh’s Dom Coyote (The Tin Drum), as he welcomes in the end of the world with an apocalyptic Ziggy Stardust and Philip K Dick-inspired rock ‘n’ roll gig-theatre Songs for the End of the World.
The production explores the line between epic theatre and raucous gig for two nights at the Everyman on Tuesday 31 October and Wednesday 1 November.
Songs for the End of the World is co-created by writer and actor Dom Coyote – currently performing as the storyteller in the triumphant Kneehigh, Everyman and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production of The Tin Drum, on at the Everyman until 14 October.
The story follows the adventures of Jim Walters – an astronaut in orbit on his way to Mars. As Jim floats in space, the world of New Albion is unstable. 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, broadcasting his songs for the end of the world back to a silent Earth, where others are fighting for their future.
Dom is joined by his band The Bloodmoneys who have toured and recorded with artists including Beth Orton, Scissor Sisters, Gary Numan, Goldfrapp, Beth Gibbons (Portishead), and Tinie Tempah.
Inspiration for Songs for the End of the World comes from both the music of David Bowie and the storytelling of Philip K Dick – writer of the short stories that inspired Channel 4’s acclaimed drama Electric Dreams.
Dom Coyote said: “It’s like going to a gig in a parallel universe…a band playing their hearts out for the end of the world, and 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 city of Liverpool.”
Tickets are on sale now for both performances at the Everyman. To begin the end of the world celebrations, the Everyman is hosting a free end of the world party before the performance on Halloween, Tuesday 31 October from 6pm. Any apocalyptic party-goers who dress up for the end of the world will be provided with free drink.
To book tickets visit: https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on/songs-for-the-end-of-the-world or call Box Office on 0151 709 4776.