Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

Cabaret and Variety (musical comedy, comedy)

  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Big Yin
  • 18:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: The Hairy Godmothers
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing, Depictions of smoking, Drug references
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Prepare to have all your childhood dreams shattered like Cinderella's glass slipper. It's A Whole New World of adult fairytale... you'll pity the Poor Unfortunate Souls who miss out on this one! Follow familiar characters and discover sides of them you never knew existed. If you have any reservation, just Let It Go... Be Our Guest and book a seat now! Disclaimer: This Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody event and producers are in no way affiliated with, or endorsed by, The Walt Disney Company or any of its affiliates.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Big Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 3rd Floor. The Accessible toilet is located in the Basement. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

MILES WALSH 104 days ago

Go and see this - it's just joyous (and quite rude). And funny. Did I mention funny?

There's a number of serious messages underlying this show - but it's not preachy or heavy-handed, it's just an absolute hoot. The performers are insanely talented, sing live (no lip-synching), and gleefully rip the p out of the tropes and clichés of classic Disney movies and fairytales in general. You won't have a more enjoyable hour at the Fringe with your clothes on.

tim fagan 104 days ago

Don't miss this show. Side splittingly funny, very naughty, slightly bonkers but, surprisingly, there was a very warm, life affirming message, running right through the middle where you weren't expecting it. Uplifting and tremendous fun.

Lihi Livne 105 days ago

This show is funny and super entertaining whether you love Disney or truly hate it. This talented group of performers is taking a stab at pretty much all the good old Disney magic 'values' and 'life lessons' with an added sexy, quirky and fetishy twist. Go and see!

Oliver Cross 105 days ago

Don’t be late or you might not find a seat or Snow White might find her seat on your lap. It was a packed audience and for spectacular reason, with a standing ovation at the end of the show.
Don’t need to be a Disney fan to enjoy yourself, go see this show!

Kirsty Dale 106 days ago

This show turns fairy tales on their heads and makes them queerer, sexier, more empowering and all around better. Laughed heaps and loved the message!

Lynn 112 days ago

Such a fun show, there is every bit of Disney you could imagine from an adult point of view. Such talented performers, would have loved to have been lower down and maybe become a dwarf. Out and Out Fun 5 Stars

Eden hazani zion 115 days ago

Don’t miss it. If you are a Disney fan and enjoying a good drag jokes you should defiantly go! Well preformed an the writing is absolutely on spot. 5 stars

Christie 116 days ago

Go see this show! Aussie Disney panto style show, with sex education and equal rights campaigning thrown in. A great message that some of the disapproving looking men in the audience definitely need to hear more of. Front row is a bit of a splash zone, but fabulous! Go see it for a laugh. Talented performers, great voices and senses of humour.

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Jenna's Jamboree (5/5 stars) 100 days ago

A raunchy, filthy, funny show that also unpacks a few important life lessons.

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WestEndBestFriend (3/5 stars) 103 days ago

Crudeness with sparkles and sequins.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 108 days ago

Sharp wit, amazing costumes, cleverly written lyrics will have you crying with laughter. The cast is absolutely fantastic. This great comedy drag show is not to be missed.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 109 days ago

‘Dizney in Drag’ has created a show with a perfect blend of risqué humour and magnetic energy.

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 109 days ago

This show is a must see and necessary viewing

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody gives the familiar fairytale characters a makeover of their lives while poking fun at gender roles and sexuality like only Aussies can.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

The gender norms and constrictive narratives are cast aside in favour of beer, kinks, and pride. It makes for a thunderously good time.

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Lisa in the Theatre (4/5 stars) 111 days ago

With 'Dizney in Drag: Once upon a parody', The Hairy Godmothers' deliver a wild, 60 minute, nostalgic romp through Dizney-land. It's a scream and you'll definitely want to leave your kids at home for this one.

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EdFringe Review (4/5 stars) 111 days ago

All in all, a visit to ‘Dizney in Drag’ is a guaranteed pick-me-up. Silly, sexy, and with a surprisingly tender core, the show defiantly deconstructs the traditionalism of romance narratives both within the world of Disney and more broadly. It is a must-see, though perhaps not for the sexually faint of heart.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

The Hairy Godmothers provide fun, filth and some important life lessons

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