Dom Coyote is an award-winning theatre maker, songwriter and composer. His recent show, Songs for the End of the World won the origins award for best new work at Vault festival, London in 2016.

Do you have a favourite place in Sussex?

Brighton is my absolute favourite place in Sussex. There’s so much happening, it’s ridiculous.

And that’s closely followed by West Wittering, where my dad grew up. I was there for the first time last summer and went exploring in the sand dunes.

What do you love most about Sussex?

The sea. I’m originally from Leicester, the most land-locked city in the UK. It always amazes me that you have the ocean at your front door.

Advice for yourself at 12?

Dream big, don’t listen to your careers adviser and practise the piano more.

What is your most valued possession?

My most valued possession has to be my trusty old VW camper van Harry. We have had a lot of adventures together.

What is your biggest regret?

Ah well that’s back to the piano again. And the drums. I should have practised them more when I was growing up.

Now that I spend my life creating music, I look back on those years as huge practice times that I missed due to an unhealthy obsession with comic books.

What is your biggest fear?

My biggest fear is that as a country we will stop believing in hope. And change. And people power. We can change the world around us for the better, starting with the next General Election.

What is your proudest achievement?

My proudest achievement was learning a type of Indian dance for a play called The Empress, directed by Emma Rice, at the Royal Shakespeare Company a few years ago. The main reason being that I have two left feet. It was like climbing Mount Everest... with two left feet.

Which five people (living or dead) would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Mary Shelley, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, HG Wells and Ursula LeGuin

Anything else?

I made a show. Part gig, part play, Part apocalypse. A big, messy sci-fi explosion. It’s called Songs for the End of the World and it’s coming to Brighton Festival on May 16 at the Theatre Royal.