The Major’s Soiree

23rd August 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Engine Shed
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS

The Major’s Soirée first opened The Asylum way back in 2009. Since then it has proven to be one of the most popular features of the festival. The Major will welcome you to The Asylum XI and present an eclectic mix of live music, comedy, dance and speciality acts in the tradition of Saturday night variety shows and The Good Old Days.

Where the audience is as spectacular as the stage the Soirée has been the debut for many popular steampunk acts as well as leading names of the scene and special guest performers. The Soirée is the place for a great mixed Bill with something for everyone.


  • Victor and the Bully – Inspired by Cabaret, Circus, Mariachi, Metal and Classical creating a unique sound to tickle everyone’s fancy.
  • Captain Kuppa Tea – Steampunk acapella act extraordinary: captain & crew deliver a blend of upbeat and amusing twists on popular classics form 80s to doowop to chap hop parody
  • Dr Corvus Marconi – Mentalist and prestidigitator. A performer of feats of legerdemain
  • Scarlet Butterfly – cirque and cabaret style pole dance and burlesque performer. Her performances incorporate fantastic aerial (pole) dance and stunning fantasy and faery inspired costumes.
  • The Cogkneys –  music hall inspired duo presenting music hall merriment and steampunk delights.

(This Show may feature some adult themes and mild poor language. It may not be suitable for younger audiences under 12).

The Engine Shed is Lincoln’s largest live entertainment venue. For this show it will be entirely seated in theatre style.)

Doors from 7:30. Show to commence at 8:00.