In the "this might be too weird for this year's Halloween costume" department:
The opera (Evil Machines) features wild cars and other evil machines, pitted against friendly household appliances, including a beautiful egg whisk and the alarm clock that loves her. Veteran costume designer and Monty Python movie alum James Acheson had a hand in designing the opening chorus of six evil vacuum cleaners. The chorus is joined by a 15' giant evil vacuum cleaner, who — with the help of an inflatable body, a fan, and some CO2 — literally bursts with pride, showering dust and bed bugs over the orchestra and the first few rows of the audience.
The BBC has a video with a Terry Jones interview and some of the dancing vacuums (sorry, can't embed it).
Opera singers appear as giant appliances in Monty Python creator Terry Jones' new 'opera' Evil Machines which is being premiered in Lisbon, Portugal.
Evil Machines, a new opera devised and directed by Monty Python star Terry Jones, looks set to come to London. Starring singing tumble-dryers, a giant red telephone and a 15ft-tall vacuum cleaner, it has just opened in Portugal, to standing ovations.
Too weird for words, but topical and seasonally appropriate in the oddest way; see at 2:40 in the video below.