Hosted by queer, fat, femme cabaret icon Yana Alana (Sarah Ward), the variety show boasts a fierce line up of dance, circus, drag, comedy and performance art. It features performances from circus icon Jess Love, queer side-show clown Dale Woodbridge-Brown, performance artist Nicci Wilks, dance duo Glitter & Snatch, aerial contortionist Seth Sladen, Drag King Koko Ma$$, performance wunderkammer Gabi Barton and drummer boi Bec Matthews.
The show was originally slated to debut in April 2020, but like a lot of performances the F*ck Fabulous team have had to navigate an extended wait to finally have its moment.
This incredibly talented group of performers have become even closer throughout the events of the last year; a sense of unity has been forged through adversity and their connection to the show.
Cabaret artist, actor and writer Sarah Ward is the creator of cabaret character Yana Alana and Queen Kong. Ward was awarded a Helpmann and along with her creative team have 11 Green Room Awards, the Adelaide Fringe Award and the Melbourne Fringe Award for Cabaret.
Ward was MC for Circus OZ and has worked with La Soirée, Finucane and Smith, Retro-Futuristmas, Yummy, Arena Theatre Company, Melbourne Works Theatre and The Women’s Circus. Ward was co-creator of cult hip-hop cabaret act, Sista She and played the role of Bobby in the theatre production Shit and has a passion for the creation of subversive, political work that challenges gender stereotypes and the status quo through her larger than life stage creations.
Arts Centre Melbourne in association with Fat Fruit present
Hosted by Yana Alana
20 April – 2 May | Fairfax Studio | 4pm and 8pm sessions
Ticket Prices: $30 – $50