Fringe Review: Yummy

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Presented by Yummy Productions
Reviewed 17 February 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!

Yummy is a powerhouse show that will have you cheering, laughing, gasping and singing in your seats as its multi-talented cast (which inclusively also features women who perform female drag) brings you a show you won’t soon forget.

The creativity of these routines is outstanding, leaving the audience totally unable to predict what they will see next; from a tornado-like creation of hula hoops and flying jewel-encrusted keyboards to extensive dance routines in giant high heels that would cripple most mere mortals. A noticeable highlight of Yummy is that each performer truly has their own individual personality that comes through in their routines. This is a positive in larger cast performances as it assures that the audience never sees the same thing twice.

The music choices are a mix of new and old pop songs, a la Britney Spears and Abba, with the first routine taking the audible form of a mashup between Kelis’s Milkshake and the naughty rhyme Milk Milk Lemonade. These pop hits are humorously combined with some musical theatre favourites and a spoonful of death metal just to shake things up.

As expected, the costumes, makeup and hair are like nothing you have ever seen before, and are that good that they would put costume extraordinaire Lady Gaga to shame. Think skin-tight body suits, giant multi-coloured hair and matching glittery eyeshadow, itty-bitty black latex lingerie, and, of course, sequins galore! Before your very eyes is a rainbow of sparkling colours when all performers unite on stage in their impressively outrageous outfits (which may leave the audience feeling rather under-dressed).

Yummy Productions visits for the first time from Melbourne, where it was originally conceived at Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival. Since then they have headlined large events such as Sydney Mardi Gras, Melbourne Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and now it’s Adelaide’s chance to see the glittery baby of these creative minds.

Yummy is definitely a highlight of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, so throw on your glittery eyeshadow and tightest bodysuit for a night of naughty fun at this outrageously original drag fiesta!

Reviewed by Georgina Smerd
Twitter: @Georgie_xox

Rating out of 5: 5

Venue: The Box at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park / Kadlitpina, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Season: 17 Feb – 4 March
Duration: 60 min
Tickets: $27 – $38
Bookings: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/yummy-af2018

https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au

 

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Georgina is a Media student majoring in journalism at the University of Adelaide, and has a keen interest in the arts, culture, fashion, food and people. She hopes her passion and enthusiasm about the Adelaide scene will influence others to make the most of what Adelaide has to offer!

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