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 avant garde. 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 (from GLORY BOX and BRIEFS) and features seven performers: Karen From Finance, Benjamin Hancock, Valerie Hex, Jandruze, Beni Lola, Hannie Helsden, and Tanzer. Our special guest performers are: Yana Alana, Zelia Rose, Rolly, Jarred Dewey, and Joni in the Moon.
YUMMY Productions is a new force in Australian performing arts that constantly delivers outrageously fun and subversive live performance. Known for the cult smash show, “YUMMY,” the company has also created several spin off productions (Summer Treats, Love Pain and Music, 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 Sydney Mardi Gras, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Due West Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Fringe, and more. The show has toured to Mahe, Seychelles and Berlin, Germany, and will tour to Perth and Adelaide in early 2018. The performers in YUMMY have been seen touring the word separately in major shows, but when they come together in YUMMY, something truly unforgettable happens.
OUR NEXT EVENTS:
“YUMMY is a joy machine.”
“One of the best nights out I’ve ever had.”
“A melting pot where everything queer, high fashion, avant-garde drag, mesmerising dance, circus and music all combine”
“A glamorous hurricane wreaking destruction and smiting the boring…
YUMMY reinvigorates and explores what it means to be a modern cabaret.”
“Utterly striking from the very beginning…
YUMMY’s showcase was unbeatable.”
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.”
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