Songs for the End of the World at Unity Theatre

Andrew Anderson
© Libby Overton

Songs for the End of the World at Liverpool Everyman Theatre, City Centre 31 October — 1 November 2017 Tickets from £10.00 to 23.00 — Book now

One of the trends at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe was the emergence of high quality gig theatre. Part dramatic performance, part pop concert, these pieces fuse the best bits of both to create a new kind of art form – like a rock opera, if rock operas were ever any good. The best of these gig theatre pieces Songs for the End of the World.

Created by Dom Coyote and the Bloodmoneys, Songs for the End of the World is set in a dystopian place called Albion (which is basically what England will look like after Brexit). Taking inspiration from David Bowie, Philip K Dick and others of their ilk, it sees a stranded astronaut playing his favourite songs after the apocalypse arrives.

It’s a good concept, but one that only works if you’ve got a great band to back it up. Luckily the Bloodmoneys are just that; a group that can turn their hand to various instruments and styles without sounding like a particularly crap episode of Later… with Jools Holland. They are tight, taut and add tons of energy to the show.

What role does music play in our lives, how does it inspire us, can it change the world, and what memories would we chose to relive if we only had a limited time left? It is these questions that Songs for the End of the World makes us, the audience, confront. It’s also great fun into the bargain.

Where to go near Songs for the End of the World at Unity Theatre

City Centre
The Pen Factory

From the team behind the old Everyman Bistro comes The Pen Factory, a warm and welcoming space situated in the basement of the Annex Building.

Arts Bar Baltic

A safe and creative space, with a mission to help support and develop Liverpool’s artistic scene.

The garden at Free State Kitchen
City Centre
Free State Kitchen

With a large beer garden and commitment to using locally sourced produce, Free State Kitchen in Liverpool isn’t just-another-burger-joint.

City Centre

HOST offers a delightful selection of Pan-Asian dishes in a lively atmopshere.

Bar or Pub

Frederik’s neighbourhood kitchen & bar has been the hub of the Georgian Quarter since 2013. Award winning cocktails and a great Sunday roast!

City Centre
92 Degrees Coffee

Since 2015, 92 Degrees have been roasting and serving the finest coffee, whilst providing a friendly atmosphere in a comfortable space.

Abercromby Square, city parks, urban gardening
Abercromby Square

Abercromby Square in Liverpool was built as a communal garden for the rectangle of 19th-century houses that surround it.

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