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ED2012 Comedy Review: Andrew O’Neill And Marc Burrows Do Music And Comedy And Hideous Murders (Blamed For Nothing / PBH’s Free Fringe)

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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]

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