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Andrew O’Neill And Marc Burrows Do Music And Comedy And Hideous Murders (Blamed For Nothing / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2012

Andrew O’Neill starts the entertainment by announcing that his band are putting the punk back into steampunk. If you’re not clear on what steampunk is, it’s a style that juxtaposes Victorian settings and perspectives with modern mores and technology – though powered by steam, of course – and in this performance O’Neill comes over like a lead proponent of the genre. The trio’s act is a bizarre and geeky combination of music, song, jokes and fancy dress, and the whole set up makes you feel like you’ve been kidnapped by a cult, but with hilarious stand-up, surreal songs and dramatic Cockney personalities involved, it’s a cult I’ll quite happily succumb to. These over-the-top, English Victorian punks scream, dance and delight from start to finish.

Canon’s Gait, 4-26 Aug (not 13), 7.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Susan Ford]