A magnificent miscellanea of artists from the vibrant Melbourne cabaret scene in one stunning line up

Join us at Cabaretica for an exciting night of variety performances from some of Melbournes hottest cabaret artists.


The bendy, androgynous Sheik

Sheik the Freak

Meet Sheik the Freak hyper elastic and sleek. Known for their acrobatic abilities, a fashion sense that is erotic and modestly eloquent.

From cake play to drag, burlesque to fan whispering, Sheik’s got the full innovatory for the stage.

Anna Lumb

Anna Lumb is a Melbourne based circus artist, theatre maker, writer and actor. She has performed at circus, music and theatre festivals around the world. Her solo work combines text, circus and comedy in a variety of short form and full-length performances described as “sublime and spectacular” (The Age) and “raw and engaging” (The Advertiser).

Headshot of Chiew-Jin Khut

Chiew-Jin Khut

Chiew-Jin made her professional debut in 2022 with Victorian Opera’s season of Happy End at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. She holds a BTheatre (CQUniversity), a DipMusTheatre (APO Arts Academy), and is excited to begin her Masters of Music (Performance Teaching) at University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music in 2024.

a woman in a black sparkly bikini poses seductively in the doorway of a kitchen pantry.

Anna Key

Depravity, deviancy and degeneracy – Anna Key is a character moulded by pure queer and feminist chaos, revelling in subjecting her captive audience to her every sociopathic whim and leaving them unsure of whether to laugh or scream. Debut performance of Anna Royals, Deakin University graduate and disaster enthusiast.

A drag queen with a big, red foam wig styled to look like tomato sauce with an open jar pouring it out, a big sandwich with red splats on it & a giant sausage, with a red satin suit.


Strewth is Melbourne’s one & only piss-elegant singing bogan diva, winner of Wiradjuri Drag Pageant 2023, & all around menace to society. Blending drag, cabaret, puppetry, comedy & slide whistle, there’s only one word that can escape your mouth after a show – STREWTH!

Curated by Isabel Knight 

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.

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