I Want It That Gay

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Featuring 90s and 00s hits - with a rainbow twist!

It’s 1998... you’re sitting in front of the telly on Saturday morning watching Video Hits. The Spice Girls pop up on screen, you LOVE the Spice Girls! But soon you’re wondering – do I want to be Sporty Spice or do I want to be with Sporty Spice?

I Want it That Gay is a cabaret-comedy that sheds light and humour on the challenges of growing up with starkly heteronormative music, popstars and paradigms. At times hilarious and at times heartbreaking, the show is an irreverent look at the way popular culture shapes what we see and therefore who we’re allowed to be. Think Destiny’s Child, Britney, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys and more - queerified! Reminisce on your favourite hits from the 1990s-2000’s through a queer lens.

About the Creatives

I Want it That Gay is performed by Cara Whitehouse and Juliet Hindmarsh and presented by Akimbo + Co.

Cara Whitehouse is an actor, writer and voice teacher. She is dedicated to championing queer voices, creators and content.

Juliet Hindmarsh is a Naarm/Melbourne based actor. She’s also known as her alter-ego, Romeo-Romeo, from the award winning drag king duo, BROMEO.

Akimbo + Co is a creative production company, made up of arts professionals Becks Blake and Jess Pantano. The team yearn to make theatre that shocks, tells raw stories and utilises unique spaces.

"This endearing, deeply relatable show is perfect for millennials seeking that nostalgic hit, but it's also the show for parents of millennials and elders seeking to better understand just what it was like growing up queer in the ’90s."
— Time Out

Event & ticketing details

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Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 30 Jan-3 Feb | Tue, Thu, Sat 7pm | Wed, Fri 9pm
DURATION 1hr 30m


FULL $30.00
CONC $25.00
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Theatre Works

14 Acland Street, St Kilda

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3a, 16, 96 to stop 136 (Alfred Square/The Esplanade) | tram 12 to stop 143 (Fitzroy St/Park St)

Event notes


Melbourne Premiere


Ages 16+


Themes of a sexual nature, Strong language, Mature themes

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