Ruth’s Review (4*)
I watched this, I loved it so much, but I have no idea what it was supposed to be about. Some sort of space pirate musical act thing. Loads of guy-liner and sea shanties about fairytales and fighting in space. But daaaaark. A bit confusing. But who cares? The main guy was outstanding – what a voice, tremendous charisma and stage presence. Hot hot hot. It would be unfair to the others to say he carried the thing, but he was a cut above.
Another act we saw a brief snippet of at Kabarett, and rather enjoyed. The Mechanisms are SteamPunk style space-pirates, and the show is a narration of a future epic war populated with characters with fairy-tale type names. The music is folky and performed with passion and skill, and the energy of the front-man is irresistable. I still have some of the songs in my head now too.
The band members all have a great look – it is very impressive.
Another great example of what is available on the Free Fringe this year.