Dark, compelling music with theatrical inspirations from films such as Pan's Labyrinth and Edward Scissor Hands.
"A mesmerising performance…one of the most dynamic 50 minutes of
music I have witnessed for a long while…absolutely
Leeds Confidential review of The Raun Tree at West Yorkshire Playhouse
The Raun Tree is an apocalyptic fairytale, told through epic music and compelling storytelling, written and performed by musician/theatre maker Dom Coyote and a group of superb accompanying musicians.
A young boy is lost and alone, in a strange, dreamlike world. He is searching for his way home, with only the mysterious Raun Tree and the old man that lives within it to guide him. The story is a balance of light and dark with innocence and nostalgia blending with visions of barren landscapes and the ruins of cities.
The Raun Tree is created by Dom Coyote and Other Stories, with a talented artistic team including - South Bank designer in residence Michael Vale; Nat Butler; and Adrian Acolatse, who work as the rhythm section for Mercury prize winner Speech Debelle.The Raun Tree is musically inspired by maverick songwriters like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and PJ Harvey. Dom Coyote's composition work has recently been profiled in the Unlimited commission,The Impending Storm. Dom is an Associate Artist with Kneehigh Theatre and has written music and performed with Art Angel, The National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
First performed as part of the Transform 2011, these performances will take place at the Holbeck Underground Ballroom in Leeds.