Hurrah! The White Mischief steampunk variety night is returning to King's Cross, London, for Saturday June 7!
White Mischief is next Saturday, June 7, 8pm-3am at Scala in King's Cross, themed to another Jules Verne novel, this time "Around the World in 80 Days".
For members of the public, tickets are still available – including group discounts for bookings of five people and above – though we strongly recommend people book ahead, as advance tickets are far cheaper than those bought on the door and previous shows have sold out.
The four rooms and two stages are being themed by set dressers who worked on Punchdrunk's Masque of the Red Death. Interactive adventures will include a "trip around the world in a hot air balloon"; and a chance to discover the ancient Oriental mysteries inside the Hall of Oracles. Parisian "petit gypsy string orchestra" will be playing sets at unexpected quarters spontaneously around the building.
Live bands and vaudeville / circus performers will be arriving by every means of conveyance from all four corners of the globe.
Flying in from Berlin, Miss Behave, one of the few surviving female swordswallowers (and a Guinnness World Record holder who is about to start her own run at the Roundhouse); from Spain, snake dancer Seffi; from Japan, DJ Lady Kamikaze, playing vintage jazz and blues; from Turkey, the band Oojami, complete with their own Sufi dancer; from the United States, "electro chamber rock" band The Outside Royalty and DJ duo Theodora Goes Wild and Sheriff Marshall Lawman ; from Africa to London, DJ Todd Hart, playing an all-African set; from Australasia, acerbic compere Dusty Limits; from the UK, outrageous diva, the Radio 1 playlisted Ebony Bones…
Of particular interest to fans of Victoriana might be the Penny Dreadfuls, a "Victorian comedy troupe" whose sketch comedy has been a hit on BBC7, Radio 4 and at Edinburgh…and Miss Amundsen, Bipolar Explorer, a steampunk enthusiast herself, who will be performing an aerial act above the audience's head while playing an accordion.
Update: Toby adds, "I just received this message from Jason Willbourn at Stentor Industries who will be attending White Mischief and has specially made these brilliant 'Around the World in 80 Days' steampunk rayguns/pith helmets/goggles."