Crewe’s Crosville Club will stage an extravagant Welcome Party when the town’s inaugural Steampunk Convivial launches towards the end of May.
The Steampunk genre celebrates a bygone era of flamboyance and finery, as though Victorian culture had evolved into a sci-fi future using iron, brass, elegant silks and beautifully carved mahogany – and of course steam!
The Crosville night, scheduled for Friday 27 May, will showcase Victorian and Gothic splendour, and event coordinator David Smith has assembled a dazzling array of music, dance and entertainment.
David said: “There is something for everyone, and Steampunk acts really know how to entertain a crowd. The atmosphere will be truly convivial, with smiles and laughter sure to be shared by all who join us for a splendid evening of quirky and memorable fun.”
“Steampunks never take themselves too seriously. There is no right or wrong way to dress, dance, sing or enjoy the events. Embrace it for what it is – take an intriguing journey back to the future!”
Hosted by the amazing Diva Hollywood, a whip-cracking compere, the evening features the incomparable Ichabod Steam and his Animatronic Band. A dark but endearing story about a crazy inventor and his wife, Mary, the audience is sure to sing along with the catchy songs.
More conventional, although hardly mainstream music comes from Victor and the Bully, a hot-ticket London duo who surprise with violins, piano, ukulele and trumpets to generate a thunderously theatrical show of epic proportions.
Headliner Professor Elemental is a global star. With millions of YouTube views, the wonderfully mad-cap entertainer brings a lively combination of comedy, music, plenty of improvisation and some friendly audience banter.
Organiser David Smith expects at least one other performer to gate crash the party. He observed: “In Montague Jacques Fromage, from America, we have Steampunk royalty. Monty is a bit like a force of nature, and keeping him OFF the stage is unlikely. He is unique, and not to be missed!”
The evening promises to not only delight, but excite and thrill the audience. The Welcome Party tickets are just £10, and the curtain-opener will set the tone for a series of other lavish shows.
The Crosville Club will stage a daring but tasteful Burlesque Show on Saturday 28th May, a Grand Masquerade Ball on Sunday, and close with a Goodbye Bash on the Monday night. Also on the Bank Holiday Monday evening, the historic Lyceum Theatre will stage a Spectacular Steampunk Concert.
For further details about the ticketed entertainment on offer, visit www.crewe-steampunk-convivial.co.uk