A musical reenactment of "Mommie Dearest"

Sunday afternoons have never been more fabulous at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, with the return of Vonni’s Big Arvo to its old stomping ground.

Nobody does it like Vonni. Photo by Libby Parker
Nobody does it like Vonni. Photo by Libby Parker
The Arvo has had multiple homes in its lifetime, but the great entertainment and delightfully rowdy atmosphere has never changed.

The afternoon of friends, frocks and frivolity started in 1996 at The Ed, where it lived for five years, before moving to The Old Queen’s Arms for two years.

After that, it trekked over to the The Hampshire Hotel for a year, skipped back to The Ed again, spent four years parked at The Garage Bar, brightened the The Light Hotel for three years and has now returned to The Ed. 

To celebrate its return to its original home, legendary host Vonni has planned the best arvo ever.

Victoria Square is back!
Victoria Square is back! Photo by Cameron Farmer.
The pub opens at 11am, with tunes all day, and their famous $10 meals, which means you can get in a decent Sunday sesh and still have a good night’s sleep and be fresh as a daisy for work in the morning.

Join in the Feast Gay Bingo fun, where you can win prizes, have heaps of laughs and help raise money for Feast – balls drop at 5:30.

After the game, top up your drink and join Vonni for a variety show with a cast of some of Adelaide’s favourite leading ladies, as well as offering a platform for new performers to make their grand debut.

Ms Malt Biscuit is a crowd favourite. Photo by Cameron Farmer.
Ms Malt Biscuit is a crowd favourite. Photo by Cameron Farmer.
Malt Biscuit, Victoria Square (who made a welcome return to the stage last night),  and Holly Graffix are among some of the skilled artists who take to the stage to make us laugh, cry, cheer, and long to be able to apply eye makeup so well.

Other regulars who light up the stage include Lucy Flawless, Aleesha Legal and Venus Amore.

Each week, the dancers work on a new routine which kicks off after solo performers sashay, shimmy and strut across the stage for your enjoyment, performing some of your favourite songs.

Vonni’s Big Arvo is an excellent day out in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere; and now it’s back at the pub with one of the best beer gardens in the state.

See you at The Arvo!

Check out the photo gallery from last night. Photos by Cameron Farmer and Libby Parker.