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The cast of YUMMY

Top Theatre of the Week in London

15 July 2019 | London Calling

Spotlight On: Yummy at Underbelly Festival
What do I need to know? 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 (‘A sexy, transgressive, genderfluid, fashion conscious non-stop party.' - The Scotsman). 
Any star spotting? The unbelievable cast includes Valerie Hex, Karen From Finance and Zelia Rose, the #1 Burlesque Artist in the World and a regular performer alongside Dita Von Teese.
What's the big deal? Known for its cult following and wild aesthetic, YUMMY has become legendary in the underground club cabaret scene, carving a name for itself by blending absurd and outrageous drag conventions with fascinating and complex contemporary choreography.
When can I see it? 11 June – 7 September 2019


The Best of the Rest:
Sweat at Gielgud Theatre
What do I need to know? This sell-out transfer from Donmar Warehouse has won a plethora of awards for its tale of the effects of de-industrialisation
Any star spotting? Martha Plimpton reprises her role as Tracey
When can I see it? 7 June - 20 July

Hotter at Soho Theatre
What do I need to know?
 Ell and Mary, best friends and ex-girlfriends, want to investigate sex and truly understand what makes people hot and horny at every age. So they thought they’d make a show about it!
Any star spotting? You! Ell and Mary interviewed people aged 11 – 93 about what makes them sweat, what makes them moan, and have asked them to describe - in detail – what their orgasms are like.
When can I see it? 11 June – 7 September

Clown Sex
What do I need to know? Meet three characters contending with bad sex, sad sex and sometimes even clown sex - this hat trick of timely one-woman plays remind us all of the squelchy, awkward and sometimes even glorious sides of sex.
Any star spotting? Writer Natasha Sutton-Williams also performs each play
When can I see it? 13-14 July

Bare: A Pop Opera at the Vaults
What do I need to know? Set in an oppressive Catholic boarding school run by nuns, two young schoolboys fall in love as they rehearse an upcoming school production of Romeo and Juliet. Themes of teenage identity, hidden desires, body image and sexuality are excavated through the narrative.
What’s the big deal? This new musical boasts a lavish sung-through electric pop-rock score, sung by a young, diverse cast.
When can I see it? 21 June - 4 August

Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre
What do I need to know? Trevor Nunn's exhilarating and joyous production of the classic tale was transferred to the Playhouse after a sparkling run at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Any star spotting? Nunn's direction is all over the production like a golden handprint
When can I see it? Until 2 November
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