Tash York : Love That For You!

Producer: Big Hair Productions
Writer: Tash York (Co-composed by David Butler)
Directed By: Tash York

A provoking and riotous cabaret filled with delightfully chaotic stories, brilliant music and a message of radical self-acceptance.

Synopsis

Have you ever asked yourself, am I living my life right? Tash York has!

An original cabaret that invites you to discover the highs and lows of living life on your own terms. Through wonderfully chaotic true stories and amazing musical stylings which span an array of genres, this show is a testament on embracing change, identity, and radical self-acceptance. Centred around the queer cheer and glamour of drag, Tash York invites you to peer behind the lashes and the wig, and discover what the world looks like as an AFAB (assigned female at birth) drag queen, mixed-race and bisexual woman.

From nearly walking down the aisle at 19, to her transition from call centre manager to cabaret superstar, Love That for You! delves deep into the pivotal crossroads of Tash York’s life. Now embracing her queer identity as a bisexual woman (despite being married to a man), choosing cats over kids and being diagnosed with ADHD in her mid-thirties, this show champions embracing change… despite other people’s opinions.

Complemented by the incredibly talented musical stylings of drag divas The Red Red Wines (Peppy Smears and Vivian Fonteyn), who provide witty banter and of course a cheeky barb or two. Love That for You! combines cabaret with a drag heavy aesthetic. If you’re a fan of vocals as big as Bette Midler’s, costumes as ridiculously camp as Cher’s, and hilarious banter that rivals any drag show (with a huge dose of ADHD), then this show is for you. 

Find out why falling in love with yourself is more important than doing what is expected of you. With her ability to make bad choices and overthink everything, Tash ponders the question: can you really love that for you, if you won’t love that for anyone else? Where a core message of “just not giving a s*** anymore” meets a campy, dazzling exterior, all with the selfless aim of making you feel heaps better about your own poor life choices! 

Short Reviews

★★★★★ Tash York is the queen of Australian cabaret comedy. She’s a woman in drag because she wants a man’s wage. With an extraordinary voice and vocal range, and no filter on her content, there seems nothing this diva can’t do. She’s a comedy queen, singing sensation, and busty babe all rolled into one big bundle of fun.
Glam Adelaide
★★★★½ With all three performers uniquely talented in their own right, the combination of the trio on a single stage is exactly what Fringe is about – eclectic, chaotic, and entirely too much – in the best possible way.
OUT in Perth
★★★★ The perfect combination of drag, comedy and cabaret; Love That For You! teaches us all the best replies for difficult customers and how to get out of your own way…marvel at her majesty yourself.
The List UK

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 4
Bump-in Time: 4 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: Optional

Lighting

Lighting for this show can be scaled. We have performed this show in a small cabaret venue with 4 LED parcans right through to a Speigeltent with movers and a follow spot. Essentially we need some coloured washes and some front light – but ideally we would love a follow spot, movers and a fabulous disco ball of course.

  • General washes – can be isolated to SL, SR and Centre ideally.
  • LED Colour washes – Blue and Red minimum but more ideally.
  • Centre spot and/or follow spot.
  • Approx. 20 lighting states for the show – more details can be found in tech specs.

Audio

This show is heavily reliant on good sound quality as that is the basis of our work – we are each fairly adaptable depending on what is available at the venue – but providing a tech with a strong background in sound would be our preference.

Majority of the show is played live, some is tracked. The crew cues all the songs from stage (MacBook and aux), however, pre-show music, acknowledgement of country and post-show music are cued from the desk. We also supply a violin pickup.

  • 3 x wireless microphones (we can provide some if necessary, a 4th would be helpful for audience roaming)
  • 3 x microphone stands – 1x straight + 2x tripod boom
  • 1 x DI for keyboard
  • 3 x foldback wedge stage monitors (access to good foldback is a must due to the tight 3 part harmonies in the show)
  • 1x In-house, weighted keyboard would be ideal – but the company can also provide one for an additional travel fee to be covered by the venue.

More details for this can be found in our tech specs.

Staging

Minimum stage area 2m x 3m

  • 2 x Bar Stool
  • 1 x Small Table (ideally high round table)
  • 1 x Wine Glass & bottle of wine.
  • 1x Water glass & water carafe

Easy access to the audience if possible

Access to a quick change area side stage that is curtained off/back stage

Some brief strobe and haze (if venue has supply)

Crew Notes

The company would appreciate if the following hospitality is provided:

  • Dressing room for 3 performers with access to makeup mirrors, full length mirrors + good lighting
  • A costume rack
  • Access to private bathrooms (no patron access)
  • Filtered/bottled water

Transport Notes

Costumes and props fit into 2 large suitcases, 1 small case for the violin, plus 4 personal suitcases for the crew.

The show can fit into a 4 seater van and also travel by plane. If the company needs to provide a keyboard, an additional transport fee will be quoted and paid for by the venue. We will also need to ensure that the van has the ability to fold down seats.

Audience & Marketing Notes

Leave the cats at home, it’s date night with Tash York! York understands what it takes to bring the big drag aesthetics of Melbourne and combine them with her humble upbringings in rural(ish) Queensland to create an engaging show for all demographics. Most notably the show has attracted cabaret lovers, drag enthusiasts, queer and neurodivergent people, women, millennials, and DINKWACs (double income, no kids with a cat)
Date night, hen’s party, gays’/girls’ night out – don’t forget the wine!

Selling Points

  • Feel good cabaret with excellent musical talent including improvised songs through audience participation and soaring 3 part harmonies.
  • Multi-award winning show which features all the glamour and quick wit of a drag show, but with the heart and storytelling of a cabaret.
  • A flexible and adaptable production with a small touring party that can easily fill a big stage/auditorium, outdoor stage, an intimate cabaret venue or the back of a bar.

Community Engagement

  • Tash York and The Red Red Wines always spend time after the show meeting the audience, taking photos and offering merchandise to purchase.
  • Option to engage further with the community through additional buy-ins such as drag make-up masterclasses or cabaret/performer short courses with Tash York & The Red Red Wines (ages 15+).
  • Facilitating or hosting events for the LGBTQIA+ community including balls, drag nights and youth meets in the lead up to the performances, hosted by Tash York & The Red Red Wines (ages 15+).

Content Warning

Strong Language, Adult content suitable for 15+, Mental Health themes.

Details

Contact

Matthew

Liersch (Co-Producer)

0477 538 488

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium arch, black box, thrust, in the round, outdoor stage, residency, flat floor, hall, cabaret space/bar.

Duration

60 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/11/2024

31/12/2026

Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $5,562.00

Weekly Sell Off: $11,995.20

Per Performance: $4,232.55

Royalties: 12%
Apra Obligations: N/A

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