Not Another Indie Cabaret – Melbourne Fringe

Not Another Indie Cabaret is another indie cabaret, but Jessamae St James knows that and plays with your expectations.

Not Another Indie Cabaret Melbourne Fringe 2016. Image supplied
Not Another Indie Cabaret – Melbourne Fringe 2016. Image supplied

Jessamae describes herself as low-level clusterfuck, who has trouble with #adulting. She finds Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood sexy and has trouble with drunk Ebay-ing. These are the kind of revelations you might expect in a cabaret show. Along with a beat poem about eating gluten-free.

I love a show that embraces its genre, even as it plays against type. Jessamae grabs the audience early, with her goofy stories, looping vocals and beautiful voice; she has constructed a cabaret that showcases her range. Her range and a fuzzy unicorn lamp.

Get along for the frequent nudity and the audience participation. May not contain either.

Keith Gow

Keith Gow is an internationally-produced playwright, best known for Who Are You Supposed to Be (Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Melbourne Fringe 2014, Adelaide Fringe 2015). He is also co-writer of the upcoming supernatural drama series Sonnigsburg which will air on Channel 31. He blogs about his writing, film and theatre at

Keith Gow

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