Dig Deeper - Steampunk Style and the Industrial Revolution


“Steampunk” is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future or in a fantasy world that employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

Time and the impact of industry on human lives are themes found in our production of A Christmas Carol:  A Ghost Story of Christmas and are reflected in the clockwork and steampunk elements of the costume and prop design.  Tickets are going fast so book now for this haunting and beautiful version of a classic holiday tale.