We Can Time Travel on UK tour
Monday 12 March 2018
Play with songs
Award-winning musician and Kneehigh Associate Dom Coyote presents an epic time travelling odyssey for today - on tour, including a stop in London at Shoreditch Town Hall.
Image: Shoreditch Town Hall
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 Dom takes audiences 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 2016.
Since he was a boy, Dom 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 Dom has to his favourite relative, who died mysteriously at sea.
Sifting through the recordings, like sonic photographs, Dom unknowingly discovers the key to time travel ...
Desperate to save him, and armed with a home-made time machine, Dom returns to the day his Grandfather is 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.
Here's the trailer ...
Dom Coyote said ...
"I am a huge sci-fi fan.
For me, the best science fiction sheds a light on the present day.
It holds a mirror up to society.
The last few years have seen monumental shifts in our world: Brexit, the refugee crisis, to name but a few. It's an epic, frightening time and it keeps on coming.
I wanted to make something about the pace of change, and how to regain hope, to believe that we can change the future and learn from our past..."
Dom Coyote is a composer, performer and writer of songs based in Bristol.
His most recent show, Songs for the End of the World, won the Vault Festival Origins Award for Outstanding achievement, and he most recently appeared in Kneehigh's Tin Drum.
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.
Director Rich Rusk is an internationally award-winning theatre maker and associate director for Gecko where he has worked on The Overcoat, Missing, Institute and The Wedding and most recently The Dreamer which had its European premiere in Edinburgh 2017.
This is Rich's fifth collaboration with Dom but the first project that they have devised together from scratch.
Dates: 18 April to 5 May
South Street Arts, Reading - UK Premiere
21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU
£12 - £10 at 8pm
49 Tontine St, Folkestone, CT20 1BN
£tbc at 7.30pm
24 Apr - 5 May
Shoreditch Town Hall, London
380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
£12.50 at 8pm (9pm Fri, 7pm Sat)
Time Travel is Real ...
Following on from the award-winning Songs for the End of the World, musician/theatre-maker Dom Coyote presents his highly anticipated new solo piece, We Can Time Travel.
Since he was a boy, Dom has been receiving messages from the Traveller, a mysterious voice, at the edge of time.
Join him for an experiment in Harmonic Time Theory to prove, once and for all, that time travel is real.
Jump into a world of analogue synths, cassette tapes, live looping, epic storytelling and roaring songs to raise a rallying cry for our times, a lucid lens to look at our world, wake up and change the course of time.
Production: Dom Coyote
From: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 5 May 2018
ActDrop full listing for We Can Time Travel