3 – 10 February 2019

A hilarious, heartfelt and delicious cabaret experience, CAKE DADDY follows one man’s journey from highly successful calorie-counting Slimmer of the Year - ‘balls-deep in diet culture’ - to his life-changing encounter with his glorious inner fat superhero, CAKE DADDY.

Irish stage sensation Ross Anderson-Doherty stars in the electric CAKE DADDY, bringing his personal experience and phenomenal voice to the stage in this inventive queer hybrid of disco-pop, cabaret and theatre.

CAKE DADDY skewers the ridiculousness of diet culture, belting sassy songs and playing interactive games - with stickers! - before taking us on a very personal journey towards accepting and loving oneself through a queer response to the phobia that exists around diverse bodies.

Be moved, and maybe even sing along, as Ross joyfully, angrily and uproariously unpacks the intricacies of this weighty issue through song, conversation and cake – baked fresh every day.


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.

Cake provided by Atomic Cakes.

"The production is a lot of fun, and is energetically delivered, with terrific lighting by Bronwyn Pringle, great songs by Marty Byrne and wicked lyrics by Anderson-Doherty and Philpott."
TIMEOUT MELBOURNE

"There is a real need for work like Cake Daddy. This work champions artists and individuals who are oft to find themselves on the fringe of a fringe minority. It is time for them to be heard. Cake Daddy smashes down barriers and makes no apologies doing it. A must see for any and all queer individuals!"
ARTS REVIEW

"Anderson-Doherty is clearly a powerhouse cabaret talent"
THE AGE

WARNINGS
Nudity | Smoke Machine | Haze Machine

POST SHOW FAT/NESS Q&A PANEL
Thursday February 7, 9pm
Featuring:
– Kath Duncan
– Katie Sfetkidis
– Jules Wilkinson
– Michael Cutrupi
– Ross Anderson-Doherty


CAKES PROVIDED BY ATOMIC CAKES

VEGAN CAKES PROVIDED BY EUROPA CAKE SHOP

Performed By
ROSS ANDERSON-DOHERTY
Written By
ROSS ANDERSON-DOHERTY, LACHLAN PHILPOTT
Directed By
ALYSON CAMPBELL
Composition & Sound Design by
MARTY BYRNE
Lighting Design by
BRONWYN PRINGLE
Set, Costume & Graphic Design by
LEHO DE SOUSA
Stage & Production Manager
SIOBHÁN BARBOUR
Concept and Dramaturgy
ROSS ANDERSON-DOHERTY, SIOBHÁN BARBOUR, ALYSON CAMPBELL, JONATHAN GRAFFAM, LACHLAN PHILPOTT
Cakes By
ATOMIC CAKES
Vegan Cakes By
EUROPA CAKE SHOP

Theatre Works & wreckedAllprods present

Cake Daddy

By Ross Anderson-Doherty & Lachlan Philpott
Directed By Alyson Campbell