Cabaret’s most outrageous talent show returns to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. 

While talent shows are a divisive topic in cabaret, Hamburger Queen (known as Burger Queen in 2011 and 2012) has won a special place in the scene’s calendar.

The search for London’s top fatty began this week with the first heat of three before the grand final on March 28. As ever, each contestant is judged on talent, taste (their cooking skills) and trend (their sense of fashion). The talent round in previous years has been highly varied, swinging between spoken French erotic poetry, big band numbers and operatic arias.

With a revolving panel of high-calibre judges, updates from Jude Bean and a rocking atmosphere throughout, Hamburger Queen is one of March’s hot tickets.

Hamburger Queen will be taking place on 14, 21 and 28 March at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. More information can be gleaned here.

Photo credit: Holly Revell