Capital Steampunk return to CubaDupa 2018, bigger and better than ever. With two independent performances over two days, your Steampunk cravings are sure to be met with Victorian-inspired outfits, gadgets, goggles, ray-guns and racing teapots.
On Saturday, come along to the annual Splendid Teapot Race, where victorian tea-pots meet remote controlled cars; racing through an obstacle course against the clock. Points are rewarded for style and entertainment, over speed; a race where bribery of the judges is encouraged.
Sunday is set for Capital Steampunk Tea-Duelling; a most civilised way to settle and argument. With two chairs, two cups of tea, a plate of suitable biscuits and two people who disagree on something; the Tiffin Master guides two duellists through the tense process of selecting a biscuit, dunking it for a prescribed time and not letting it fall apart too soon with the winner being the last to get their biscuit safely tucked into their mouth.
Capital Steampunk will parade alongside the NZ Opera as part of The Eagle Has Landed, which takes place across both days of CubaDupa 2018.
It’s 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are about to be the first people to set foot on the moon – or are they? What if these Apollo astronauts discovered a group of stranded characters from a Jules Verne novel had arrived before them? With music by Anthony Ritchie, words by Stuart Hoar, and performers from NZ Opera and Capital! Steampunk, this street opera will transport audiences to an encounter that is truly out of this world!