Review: Yummy

The Spiegeltent, Underbelly Festival, London

Yummy is a fun drag cabaret with touches of circus, burlesque and a lot of lip syncing.

Formed in a Melbourne Nightclub in 2015, Yummy are an Australian cabaret ensemble and have brought their enjoyable hour long show to the Southbank’s Speigeltent as part of the Underbelly Festival. The show is at its best with everyone on stage – the likeable troupe won Best Ensemble and Best Production in the Cabaret category of the Melbourne Greenroom Awards in 2017.

The evening is compered by a formidable Karen from Finance. Standout acts include an impressive hula hoop act by Hannibal Helsden set to Christina Augelera’s Genie in a Bottle, Jandruze making a very memorable sandwich, a tightly choreographed group dog walking number and raw vocals from Joni In The Moon. In fact, I’d love to have heard more live vocals – as the show relies heavily on lip syncing.

But the real stars of the show are the costumes: fabulously absurd outfits really lift the show.

The show is great fun, and perfect for a night out, though at times it did feel a little like it was on its best behaviour: I could have done with a little more spice in my sandwich.

Review © D. Farrell 2019

Yummy runs at The Underbelly Festival on London’s Southbank until 28th July. Book now.

'Yummy' at the Underbelly Festival.  Photo credit - Helen Murray  80.jpg
Image © Helen Murray

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