A delicious new interactive cabaret banquet, Cake Daddy will plunge you belly-deep inside one gorgeous queer man’s experience of fat/ness, laying bare both the fortitude and fabulosity required to step into the world as a fat person today.
Cake Daddy is about being fat in a fat-phobic world. It’s about owning the word fat and refusing the scare-mongering and hatred-inspiring messages about an epidemic of obesity. It’s about not apologising for taking up space, not trying to diet, not trying to make oneself quiet, not trying to change one’s body size.
Ross Anderson-Doherty invites you into his world, one that veers like a set of dieter’s scales between the lightness of Cake Daddy and the heavy weight of public opinion.
Irish collaborators Ross Anderson-Doherty and Marty Byrne (To Build a Bear, Qabarett) team up with Australian wreckedAllprods duo Alyson Campbell and Lachlan Philpott (Bison, The Trouble with Harry, Colder, GL RY) to shake, slap and bake this wonderful, chequered Battenberg of a show at Theatre Works. The cherry on top of this international cake mix is the sublime artwork and costumes of Uruguayan artist Leho de Sosa.
The work has been in development in Australia and Ireland with the support of The British Council, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Australia Council and Outburst Queer Arts Festival.