Fang-tastic cabaret comes to the Regent

Dracula’s cabaret performers Amber Flaherty (left) and Molly Kealey have fun outside the Regent...
Dracula’s cabaret performers Amber Flaherty (left) and Molly Kealey have fun outside the Regent Theatre yesterday. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
It has been an Australian institution for decades, and now it has come to take a bite out of Dunedin.

Dracula’s Cabaret, which has been running in the Gold Coast for more than 40 years, has its second show in the city at the Regent Theatre tonight.

Dancers Amber Flaherty and Molly Kealey said it had been exciting taking the show on the road as Dracula’s: The Resurrection Tour.

"There’s nothing quite like it. It has acrobatics, rock’n’ roll and burlesque. It brings everything into one," Ms Flaherty said.

"It makes the audience feel really free."

Ms Kealey said the team had been supportive.

"Our acrobat is a sports masseuse which helps," she said.

"I was quite surprised by how full-on it was when I started out with the show."

Newman Entertainment chief executive Luke Newman said there were logistical challenges adapting the show to larger theatres such as the Regent.

"In the Gold Coast, we have a 500-seat theatre, so this is Dracula’s super-sized," Mr Newman said.

"When you have your own building, you can do whatever you want, but the touring aspect is both challenging and fun, because you get the opportunity to scale it up."

Mr Newman said it was about bringing "good, happy, positive energy" with just a bit of suggestiveness.

"And having a bloodbath cocktail afterwards," he said.

matthew.littlewood@odt.co.nz

 

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