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DRAC­ULA’S GOES DISCO IN THEIR BRAND NEW SHOW RETRO VAMPT

Ap­pear­ing in Retro Vampt is like be­ing in a ri­otous time ma­chine to the fab­u­lously funky ’70s for Drac­ula’s new­bie Danielle Glanville

It’s big, it’s bold and it’s very much on trend ... ev­ery­body’s favourite vaude­ville vam­pire haunt is get­ting a psy­che­delic makeover.

In­spired by the 1970s, Drac­ula’s new show Retro

Vampt is bring­ing back the funk in the form of big hair, span­dex flares and disco hits.

“We de­cided to tap into this amaz­ing decade of funky mu­sic, flashy fash­ion and hairy cul­ture,” says di­rec­tor Hay­die New­man.

“The show keeps Drac­ula’s sig­na­ture ra­zor-edge com­edy, un­ex­pected nov­elty acts and off-the-dial mo­ments of in­san­ity. It’s a real flash­back ex­pe­ri­ence with a dark twist.”

The show fea­tures Bran­don Ini­ade­war as aerial fly­ing DJ Diva, FrenchCana­dian Boiladores cir­cus per­former Sarah Louis-Jean and the re­turn of favourites Rudi Tester, Richard Ma­cio­nis and Dave Kume.

Lo­cal per­former and Drac­ula’s new­bie Danielle Glanville says the show per­fectly cap­tures the magic of the 1970s.

“It cel­e­brates the mu­sic, the vibe, the hu­mour ... it’s like a time ma­chine,” she says.

The for­mer X-Fac­tor con­tes­tant, who sings, dances and nails com­edy in the show, says since she was a teenager it’s been a dream to join the Drac­ula’s cast.

“I am in awe that I got the op­por­tu­nity,” she says.

Danielle fondly re­mem­bers her first ex­pe­ri­ence at the fa­mous Broad­beach cabaret haunt many moons ago.

“I re­mem­ber the first time was when I was 18 and I was blown away,” she says.

Most at home on stage, Danielle – who used to be in a rock band – says she gets her kicks from live per­for­mances.

“I love the stage and in­ter­act­ing with crowds,” she says.

“Drac­u­las’s is all about in­ter­ac­tion – us­ing the en­ergy from the crowd, and that’s what I love the most.”

Pic­ture: DAVID CLARK

Danielle Glanville as Luna in Retro Vampt at Drac­ula’s.

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