After touring the globe, the legendary cabaret YUMMY is coming to the Gold Coast for the first time!
Join the ever fabulous and multi award-winning ensemble as they take you on the most delicious and unpredictable ride of your life. YUMMY DELUXE is a mix of new acts and YUMMY favourites with some electric new group numbers. Winners of “Best Production” and “Best Ensemble” (Cabaret) at the 2018 Green Room Awards, YUMMY has become synonymous with breath-taking drag, music, circus, and burlesque.
The feature-length spectacle will feature highly choreographed dance numbers as well as funny, surreal and touchingly raw performances from a who’s-who of widely acclaimed drag artists. It’s a high energy show that celebrates the feminine in all its forms. Director and performer James Welsby (Dancehouse Artist in Residence 2018/2019) leads a stellar line-up as mother of the house Valerie Hex, real life circus sweetheart and bio queen Hannie Heldsen is the queen of camp, former Miss Burlesque Australia winner Zelia Rose is a femme fatale, and avant-garde tour de force Jandruze treads the tightrope between contemporary dance and club classic. Circus super-star Jarred Dewey’s performance is high skill excellence, and live vocalist Carla Lippis rounds out the cast with her powerful and astounding voice. It’s an ensemble of unstoppable drag-portions.
The show has a unique balance of gender fluidity that reflects the changing cultural attitude toward gender identity, while YUMMY has been recognised for its incorporation of women in drag spaces.
From director/performer James Welsby: “At YUMMY, believe in three things: creativity! femininity! and when the lights go down… anonymity! We are inviting audiences to let their hair down and take a step into our wild and wonderful world of the feminine, in all her glorious shapes and forms. Prepare to be dazzled with daring dance moves, highly choreographed spectacles and performances that will make you laugh and touch your heart all at once.”
Join the stars of YUMMY DELUXE for a vibrant, queer and subversive audience experience, as they lead a delicious new wave of outrageous, joyful, and innovative cabaret.
“Quickly propelling itself as a must-see last year, you can happily bet that YUMMY DELUXE is a must see this year. As the name suggests, you can expect to see all your favourites from last year with a few new additions, bringing in the DELUXE for 2019.” ★★★★★, This Is Radelaide, 2019
“YUMMY Deluxe is not your average cabaret. Each performer, every element, is a cut above… a colourful celebration of the feminine in all its forms and genders.” ★★★★★, Fringe Feed, 2019
“Yummy Deluxe, is a must for anybody wanting to see a world class cabaret masterclass.” ★★★★★, Fourth Wall Media, 2019
“I was incredibly impressed by the professional and slick transitions, elaborate and beautiful costumes, superb comic timing and crowd engagement. The crowd were clearly pleased as well, and gave them a standing ovation.” ★★★★★, Hifi Way, 2019
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts