Dolly Diamond has had great success hosting and performing in live cabaret and at major live events, media events, festivals and charity engagements around Australia. Combining superb comic skills and vocal talent, Dolly has the unique ability to keep her audiences on the edge of their seats, whilst always feeling safe in the hands of this consummate professional.
DOLLY DIAMOND is a much-loved personality who is originally from the UK and who has proudly called Australia home since 2009. Dolly has proven herself to be one of the country’s finest comedy cabaret talents and became an Australian citizen in 2014.
Dolly Diamond was the Artistic Director of the 2017 and 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Festival. She has had successful cabaret seasons part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Fringe World Perth, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival and Broken Heel Festival.
Over the last decade Dolly has been invited to lend her face and name to raise public awareness for some major Australian campaigns and in support of many causes. These include hosting and appearing at numerous rallies for Marriage Equality in Adelaide and Melbourne. Dolly also hosted fundraisers and rallies in support of The Australian Greens. She has supported Blue September for the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (on television and for live events nationally); appeared in the web-series Being Brendo for the Victorian AIDS Council; she has given time hosting and appearing at the Water Polo League Pride Cup and the AFL-supported Pride Cup, both for Beyond Blue. Dolly has also hosted the Living Positive Victoria Candlelight Vigil in Melbourne’s Federation Square along with several events for AIDS 2014 – The 20th International AIDS Conference.
Dolly presented and produced two highly respected television programs on C31 TV (Digital 44), THE LATE SHOW WITH DOLLY DIAMOND – a variety and late night talk show format; and TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, which saw her interview an impressive array of her entertainment industry friends including Kate Ceberano, Marina Prior, Eddie Perfect, Caroline O’Connor, Jinkx Monsoon, Rhonda Burchmore, Ella Hooper, Vika and Linda Bull, Denise Scott, Rocky Horror’s Richard O’Brien, Renee Geyer, Virginia Gay and Julia Zemiro.
Dolly has a strong relationship with many LGBTIQ organisations around Australia including JOY94.9 FM, Daylesford’s ChillOut Festival, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Coffs Harbour’s Coast Out Festival, TasPride, Cairns Pride, Adelaide’s FEAST Festival and a long-running relationship with Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, where she was honoured with a Life Membership in 2014.
Dolly was awarded Artist of the Year at the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards in 2014 in Melbourne. She has also worked with a range of other Victorian LGBTIQ community organisations over the last decade, including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Pride March Victoria, Melbourne Rainbow Band and the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus.