As the latest addition to the sisterhood of La Mama’s monthly or seasonal events, La Mama Cabaretica provides a vivid celebration of the cabaret scene in Melbourne. 

MC: Maude Davey 
Maude Davey is a Performer, Director, Writer and Cabaret Artiste who has worked at the forefront of contemporary performance in Melbourne for the last thirty years. In the nineties she toured the world with Crying In Public Places, in the noughties, with Finucane & Smith’s The Burlesque Hour. Recently she directed the triumphant Gender Euphoria for Melbourne Festival.  

Photo credit: Paul Dunn 

Act One: Po Po Mo Co 
PO PO MO CO are an award-winning queer comedy troupe unique in Melbourne’s theatre scene. They are known for their extreme physical comedy, in which they carve up classics, camp-ify clown and skewer heteronormativity. Late night debauchery is their thing, expect ferocious stupidity and endless mischief.  

Photo credit: Theresa Harrison  

Act Two: Mama Alto 
Mama Alto is a gender transcendent diva, cabaret artiste, jazz singer & community activist. She is a non-binary trans femme person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness & power in vulnerability. Fierce, femme & fabulous, she has been lauded as “divine” (Havana Tribune, Cuba) and “near flawless” (The Age). 

Photo credit: Alexis D. Lea Photography