Uma Dobia: Intolerant
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Uma Dobia: Intolerant

This event is part of the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Uma has a problem — everything she eats makes her sick, but don’t worry, it’s TOTALLY FINE!

From her lifelong allergies to nuts, to non-life-threatening intolerances she’s picked up along the way, Uma’s spent many years telling everyone she’s fine. She can still eat your birthday cake if you pick out the nuts — you know how to use an EpiPen, right?!

After her diagnosis with Crohn’s disease, opera singer and theatre kid Uma is forced to confront her obsessions with chocolate and popcorn, the difficulties of explaining your allergies at dinner parties, and how to navigate the dating world while having an allergic reaction to semen (yes, really).

If you’ve ever struggled with your relationship to food, this is the show for you! With original songs, musical theatre favourites and opera parodies, join Uma on a romp through denial and ultimate acceptance of her body’s allergies and intolerances, and learn how you, too, could become a little more tolerant.