Performer/musician Casting Call Out:

Dom Coyote is looking for 3 musicians/performers to join him for his tour of his critically acclaimed piece of gig-theatre, ‘Songs for the End of the World’ – touring to venues in the South East, supported by House Consortium, in spring 2017.

Songs for the End of the World is a new piece of gig theatre that takes the best parts of apocalyptic science fiction to tell a story about future cities, how post-Brexit Britain might look in 10 years’ time, following apocalypse, climate change, refugee crisis – to show us the ways that humanity can, in the end, change the world for the better.
A wild and surreal show, it is full to the brim with live music and vivid narrative, bringing together outstanding musicians with artists from Kneehigh and Little Bulb Theatre.


In the heart of New Albion lies Ashley-Coombe, run by New Global.

Our narrator is astronaut Jim Walters, who has been sent to Mars with his wife Mary to become the planet’s new Adam and Eve. During his flight to Mars, the apocalypse hits Earth, leaving him suspended in orbit, and we are introduced to the characters of Ashley Coombe, each played by a different band member. Armed only with a transmitter and a guitar, Jim decides to write songs and send them back down to Earth, just in case anyone might have survived and be listening, especially his lost love, Mary. These are his Songs for the End of the World.

Watch a trailer for the show here.

Songs for the End of the World is commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and supported by West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tobacco Factory Theatres and Kneehigh. Developed with support from National Theatre Studio and Arts Council England. Songs for the End of the World’s tour in the South East in spring 2017 is supported by House Consortium. 

“… a perfect, otherworldly blend of theatre and concert.” A Younger Theatre

“An apocalyptic rock’n’roll cabaret” Exeunt


An excellent drummer and vocalist. They have a very brief spell playing Jim Walter’s wife, Mary

Playing age 25-35

Man or woman

Open collaborative approach

Strong improviser / deviser

Experience of experimental performance

A female performer, with a fantastic voice – to play Betty Munroe, teenage revolutionary

Playing age 25-35

Strong vocal skills

Strong performance skills

Experimental theatre experience

Ideally experience of touring with bands

A male or female vocalist and piano player to play:
-Mrs Worthing, apocalyptic preacher
-Dr Pills, local mad doctor, who is sky high on his own supply

Playing age 25-45

Accomplished piano player

Strong vocal skills and performance skills

Open collaborative approach

Strong improviser / deviser

Experience of experimental performance

Interested in auditioning?

Please send through a CV and a headshot to Alice Massey on by Wednesday 14 December 2016.

About Dom Coyote:

Dom is a  composer, performer and musician. He works with bands, theatre companies and arts projects across the UK and internationally, composing and performing for Kneehigh Theatre, the RSC, Art Angel, Cirque Bijou and BAC.

With a background in hip-hop, electronica and alt-folk, Dom specialises in bringing live, wild, music to the stage, creating scores that suit music festivals and gigs as much as theatre and art projects.

Previous projects include:The Borrowers (Sherman Cymru) RISE (Old Vic New Voices)The Story Fishers (National Theatre); Watership Down (Watermill) Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre); Extraordinary Bodies (Cirque Bijou/Diverse City); Folk in a Box (presented at Sydney Festival and Venice Biennale), The Empress (RSC, Emma Rice), Don Jon (Kneehigh) The Raun Tree (BAC, West Yorkshire Playhouse).

‘Songs’ played at Vault Festival, London, from 17 – 21 February 2016, winning an Origins Award for outstanding new work and at Battersea Arts Centre from 13 – 15 October 2016.

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