Yummy are performing at Underbelly. (Photo credit: Elijah Grant/Underbelly Festival Southbank)
Yummy are performing at Underbelly. (Photo credit: Elijah Grant/Underbelly Festival Southbank)
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Cabaret sensation YUMMY assemble drag and cabaret artists for 50 years of Pride

Based in Melbourne, Australia, YUMMY is a powerhouse cabaret of drag, dance, circus and live music that has been serving smashing hit events around the world since 2015 including the Edinburgh Fringe.

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 transverse both entertainment and contemporary performance art. The show now comes to London as part of a spectacular line-up for the Underbelly Festival Southbank.

YUMMY has a unique sense of gender balance and fluidity that reflects a changing cultural attitude towards gender identity and is recognised for its incorporation of women in drag spaces. 

YUMMY has carved a name for itself by blending absurd and outrageous drag conventions with fascinating and complex contemporary choreography.

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 show is outrageous as it is avant-garde and is known for its refreshing new style.

Featuring an unbelievable cast including: Valerie Hex (Taylor Mac, Glory Box, and BRIEFS), Karen From Finance (International drag superstar), Zelia Rose (#1 Burlesque Artist in the World, 21st Century Burlesque and a regular performer alongside Dita Von Tease), Hannie Helsden (La Soireé, Burly Q Club), Jandruze (Dark MOFO, Discordia), Benjamin “Bendy Ben” Hancock (Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc), and Joni in the Moon (Western Australian Music Awards Pop Song of the Year, 2016).

Underbelly directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood said, “you won’t want to miss the outrageously delicious Yummy and their nightly cabaret party which joins us our incredible international line-up at Underbelly Festival Southbank 2019 for four fabulous weeks.”

Yummy are performing at Underbelly. (Photo credit: Elijah Grant/Underbelly Festival Southbank)
Yummy are performing at Underbelly. (Photo credit: Elijah Grant/Underbelly Festival Southbank)

As well as saluting 50 years of Pride and kicking off the Pride in London party atmosphere, the event was designed to mark the contribution of LGBTQ+ artists and audiences to the arts, and looking ahead to International Drag Day on 16 July.

Recommended for ages 15+, contains adult themes, sexual references, nudity and strong language. The show runs for 60 mins and tickets start at £16.50.

Show times:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.45pm
  • Friday and Sunday at 7.15pm
  • Saturday at 7.15pm & 9.15pm

Book now at underbellyfestival.com

Written by QWEERIST editor

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