Goodness me I love this time of year! Why? Because I get to bask in the sun with a pint of cider at the London Wonderground before heading into the magical spiegeltent to watch some freaky circus. It is a glorious existence! Luckily for me, summer came a few weeks early as I was invited to see a sneak peak of this years show, Scotch and Soda, as well as chat to their genius founders, Chelsea Mcguffin and David Carberry. Hurrah!
Scotch and Soda is a “cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerizing musicians” ( I can vouch for this!) brought to the Wonderground by Company 2 and Underbelly Productions. Check out our sneak peak video below to see clips from the show and hear what Company 2’s Chelsea McGuffin has to say about the show
As you can see there is all kind of magnificent mayhem going on and I promise you it looks even better in the flesh (no naked pun intended…although there are a few scantily clad delights on display!)
More from Chelsea and co-creator David Carberry
David: “I’ve known Ben Walsh From the Crusty Suitcase Band for a while. We have done productions together before and with this show we wanted to collaborated and create something fun for ourselves and our audience…Instruments are made from found objects; like in Cantina I played a tool-case guitar! The aesthetic of the band has influenced the show.”
Chelsea: “We wanted to work with the Crusty Suitcase Band, who already existed as a band. Their music is jazz/fusion/funk ; they’re are a bit like a marching band who has run away to the Australian bush and have emerged as something different! We decided to work with that vibe for the show, something that had a bit of a marching band vibe, a bit Australian bush and a bit colonial. We hope that when people come and experience our show for 70 minutes they feel like they have run away with this band who have themselves run away.”
David: “The show is a unique experience with skills that people will have never seen in such a small space before. It is an alive experience!”
We are so excited to see Company 2 perform in all their glory in Scotch and Soda next week! If David’s bike jumping action above and in the video is anything to go by, it promises to be an absolutely thrilling night!
Scotch and Soda runs at the London Wonderground until the 2nd August 2015.