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This award-winning queer performance troupe is bringing its smash-hit drag cabaret variety show back to Melbourne.
By Libby Curran
June 16, 2022
By Libby Curran
June 16, 2022

Melbourne winter can be a drag — and not the fun, OTT kind. But if you're looking for a bright spark to liven things up in your life, you'll find it hitting the stage for YUMMY's high-camp variety show, ICONIC.

The award-winning cabaret troupe is returning to Melbourne for a whirlwind visit, set to dazzle audiences at Meat Market with one of its best-loved shows, from Wednesday, June 22–Saturday, June 25. A powerhouse production that trips boldly between circus, drag, burlesque and comedy, ICONIC promises a feast for all the senses. And costumes to die for, of course. It's risqué, raunchy and a whole lotta fun.

International drag cabaret superstar Valerie Hex is both the creator and emcee, joined by celebrated queer performance artists including Jarred Dewey, Karlee Misi, Bendy Ben, Velma Vouloir (Miss Burlesque Victoria) and Jandruze. Nab a ticket and strap yourself in for a wild, 70-minute ride.

'ICONIC' will run across six sessions — 7pm on June 22 and 23, and 7.30pm and 9pm June 24 and 25.

Jacinta Oaten

Images: Jacinta Oaten, Brig Bee and Joel-Devereux.

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