Naarm-based artists Em Keagan (she/her) and Ryan Hamilton (he/they) welcome us into their living room, doubling as a dancefloor, to bask in a joyful tale of friendship, fun and fat pride.
Full to the brim! Full Cream features an enthralling burlesque duet, a satirical memorial service for the weight loss of celebs who no longer FILL our TV screens, anecdotes about chubbasexuals and a full cream mukbang! This plethora of spectacles is intercut with intrepid, yet heartfelt, performances from Em and Ryan, as they guide us through intimate moments and memories that incorporate verbatim dialogue to address the life or death matter of self-love, poignant truths about rampant fatphobia in Western society and the onstage representation of Queer, fat bodies.
Full Cream takes the fatphobic, misogynistic, diet-culture-enforced dream of ‘when I’m skinny…’, turns it on its head and introduces the fantasy of ‘one day, when the world is fat…’ The show culminates with a utopian dream of a fat world, where plane seats are bigger, portion sizes are filling and clothing stores accommodate everybody. Where Full Cream is no longer considered thought-provoking, revolutionary or brave - ‘it’ll just be two people who talk about their bellies too much.’ A Fat world for Fat people.
Harmoniously pairing hilarity and reflection, dance and documentary theatre, lived experience and dream scenarios, Full Cream offers a whirlwind hour of dynamic, intimate and immersive theatre which you certainly won’t want back! You’ll be invited into more than just their living room; you’ll enter their lives and the world in which they cohabit. At the heart of Full Cream is the unwavering love, adoration and pride that Em and Ryan have for each other, in their real-life friendship. This love shines through every scene, making the whole show feel like a big warm hug.