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VAMP

 I went to see VAMP at the CUB Malthouse

I didn’t know what to expect

The seating had been re-arranged into an amphitheatre style

The lights went down, the room filled with clouds of smoke

And then Meow Meow emerged, like a vampirical disco-ball

It was a rollercoaster of burlesque cabaret, seven songs, and seven costume changes

It was just fantastic

Think Cabaret meets Rocky Horror

Liza Minnelli meets Tim Curry

It’s a one woman show, backed by a 7-piece orchestra

She’s got a great voice, an amazing figure, innovative costuming¬†and stunning make-up

I was mesmerized

There was an amazing array of special wind effects, lighting effects and all other sorts of exciting visuals.

Meow Meow threw her heart and soul into the show, which ends with a surprisingly moving rendition of Radiohead’s song Plastic Trees.

It was the best show I’ve seen since Circus Oz’s BLUE show – a burlesque circus for adults in the Speigltent two years ago.

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