YUMMY is a powerhouse cabaret of Melbourne drag, dance, circus, and live music that has been serving smash hit events across numerous festivals. Known for its cult following and wild aesthetic, YUMMY, has become legendary in the underground club cabaret scene, and now presents feature-length shows that straddle both entertainment and the contemporary performance art. YUMMY has a unique sense of gender balance and fluidity that reflects a changing cultural attitude toward gender identity, and is recognised for its incorporation of women who do female drag. YUMMY is set apart from other shows by blending absurd and outrageous drag conventions with fascinating and complex contemporary choreography. It brings a vibrant, queer, and subversive audience experience, and works well as a prime-time or late night production.

The show is directed by James Welsby and features performers: Karen From Finance, Benjamin Hancock, Valerie Hex, Jandruze, Beni Lola, and Hannie Helsden. Our special guest performers are: Zelia Rose, Yana Alana, Rolly, Jarred Dewey, Joni in the Moon, and Tanzer.

“A MUST-SEE”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (The Advertiser, 2018)
“YUMMY is certainly the right title because this show is delicious.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Broadway Baby, 2018)
“Near-impossible to fault!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Out In Perth, 2018)

YUMMY Productions is a force in Australian performing arts that constantly delivers outrageously fun and subversive live performance. Known for the flagship cult smash show, “YUMMY,” the company has also created several spin off productions (Summer Treats, YUMMY in the Wild West, and YUMMY UP LATE) to suit contexts both intimate and large in scale. YUMMY is born from Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, and has headlined large events in Adelaide Fringe, Fringe World, Midsumma, Sydney Mardi Gras, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Due West Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Fringe, and more.

“A unique drag show, Yummy incorporates both men and women but it’s not for the faint hearted so be warned with a sizzle factor of very hot!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Have A Go News, 2018)
“Prepare yourself for one of the best quality drag shows you may ever have the pleasure of witnessing, with a little music, dance and circus-performing thrown in, alongside a whole lot of naughty humour!:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Glam Adelaide, 2018)
“Whatever you might think a drag show is, Yummy will cover all the bases, but is one of the funniest glam-tastic shows this Fringe.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Hifi Way: The Pop Chronicles, 2018)

“YUMMY is a modern drag show for the adventurous fringe-goer. Its extravagant costumes, fun characters, and perfectly choreographed, provocative dance hits will leave you mesmerised and wanting more.”
★ ★ ★ ★ (Kryztoff Raw, 2018)

“Unforgettable, incredible, and for those more predisposed to the twisted, it will tickle your soul and make you live.”
★ ★ ★ ★ (Xpress Mag, 2018)

“It’s hard not to leave Yummy without sore cheeks from smiling so hard.”
★ ★ ★ ★ (The West Australian, 2018)

 

“YUMMY is a joy machine.” 

http://artsreview.com.au/micf-yummy/

“One of the best nights out I’ve ever had.”

www.theatrepress.com  

 

“A glamorous hurricane wreaking destruction and smiting the boring…

YUMMY reinvigorates and explores what it means to be a modern cabaret.”

http://ir.rmitv.org/2017/04/21/cabaret-yummy/

 

“Utterly striking from the very beginning…

YUMMY’s showcase was unbeatable.”

http://www.beat.com.au/music/heaps-gay-heaps-yummy-queens-hall-state-library

Image by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea Photography

“This incredible cast of performers have been brought together to create a show that defies genre, and really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.”

http://popculture-y.com/2017/04/review-yummy/

YUMMY offers drag cabaret that grew out of the alternative drag and neo-burlesque scenes in inner Melbourne. The show provides equal opportunities for women in drag spaces. We simultaneously reference queer performance history and build on it.

PREVIOUS YUMMY EVENTS INCLUDE:

~ YUMMY at The Toff in Town, Midwinta, August 2015

~ YUMMY BERLIN at The Chamaeleon Theatre BERLIN, January 2016

~ YUMMY at The Melba Spiegeltent, April 2016

~ YUMMY UP LATE at Melbourne Fringe Festival Hub, September 2016

~ HEAPS GAY HEAPS YUMMY at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne Music Week, Nov 2016

~ LOVE, PAIN, and MUSIC at Hares and Hyenas, December 2016

~ SUMMER TREATS at Gasworks (Midsumma), February 2017

CLUB BRIEFS at Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 2017

~ YUMMY at the RED RATTLER, part of Sydney Mardi Gras, March 2017

PARDI GRAS at Heaps Gay’s Sydney Mardi Gras after party, March 2017

YUMMY in MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL at the Melba Spiegeltent, April 2017

~ FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS in collaboration with Priceline, May 2017

~ DENIM AND DIAMONDS in collaboration with POOF DOOF, June 2017

~ YUMMY IN THE WILD WEST in collaboration with Due West Festival and The Creator’s Lounge, August 2017

~ YUMMY END YEAR PARTY AND 2018 FUNDRAISER at the Melba Spiegeltent, November 2017

~ T-Dance at MIDSUMMA CARNIVAL Alexandra Gardens, January 2018

~ SUMMER TREATS in MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent, January 2017