Review: Yummy at Assembly Roxy
4★★★★

These Aussie queens burst into their Edinburgh Fringe debut with a delectable array of drag and circus talent.

From the classic and not-so-classic lip syncs to a slinky hula hooping display to some jaw-dropping choreography, the cast of Yummy really do exhibit something for everyone. The old Presbyterian church at Roxburgh Place has been taken over by queens and queers alike for the duration of August, all in the spirit of the Festival Fringe – and the crowds are here for it.

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Far from your classic drag show, the audience is also treated to elements of female drag and variety in the talents of the gorgeous Zelia Rose and Hannie Helsden, which complement the equally stunning drag of our queens Valerie Hex, Jandruze, Benjamin Hancock and Karen From Finance superbly. The sheer variety of the performances on offer never fails to keep the audience guessing – you never really know what you’re in for as the lights dim and the music starts up again. Credit truly is due to a show which can vary this much yet still seem such a unified whole. It transitions seamlessly between the raunchy, the absurd and the breath-taking in a mesmerising mish-mash of performances that sensationally attacks the audience both visually and audibly – but trust me, this is one attack that leaves you begging for more.

With disorientating displays of stage lights and the thumping bass of the music the audience leave with the giddy airs of drunkenness even when teetotal. Drunk on drag. This certainly isn’t a show for the faint-hearted.

To sum it up in one word: delicious.

Yummy, Assembly Roxy Central, 4-26 Aug (not 8, 14, 21), 9.40pm

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