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Steampunk electro-swing anarchy awaits at the War of the Worlds Ball

Posted at 5:00 pm, May 23, 2013 in Music & Nightlife

White Mischief

It’s time to get dressed as something nobody can define but everybody agrees is spectacular, as the capital’s weirdest and most wonderful steampunk spectacle, White Mischief, returns to The Scala this Saturday (May 25) for a ‘War of the Worlds’ special. They really are pulling out the stops to transform a gig venue in King’s Cross to a B-movie set Ed Wood would be proud of.

The night’s anarchic acts include rockabilly chick and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ contestant Beatrix Von Bourbon, Howard Read from children’s TV programme ‘Little Howard’s Big Question’ (with a distinctly grown-up show tonight) and live bands Sam and the Womp and The Correspondents. Plus there’ll be DJs jiving to vintage jazz, electro-swing, rock ‘n’ roll and showtunes, make-up in the Happy Slap Boutique, improvised sci-fi storytelling, and scenes dotted around the four rooms that come to life if you’re wearing 3D glasses. Stuck for costume ideas? Think Victorian sci-fi, vaudeville, burlesque, aliens and beehived buxom damsels in distress. Obviously.

For more information on White Mischief’s ‘War of the Worlds’ ball, see our full listing.

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