Life's a Drag

Cabaret and Variety (drag, comedy)

  • Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree - Main room
  • 18:00
  • Aug 18-21, 23-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Dean Misdale / Free Festival
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing. Pay What You Can in advance to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00

Description

Winner of Best Cabaret and Variety Show at Fringe World 2022 Life's a Drag takes you on a reality-shaking rollercoaster ride of what it really takes to be a queen! Australian vocal powerhouse Dean Misdale recounts side-splitting real-life encounters whilst giving you a behind the scenes look into the world of drag. Tales of coming out and starting a career in drag right through to current-day dating horror stories, Dean rolls all your favourite diva moments into one show-stopping cabaret.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: short staircase to ground floor level
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Nancy P 33 days ago

Loved the show! Such a fine way to make old songs sound new with the clever lyrics.

Han Wang 44 days ago

Even without the drag element, the singing alone would make this really worthwhile. The singer is not imply copying the original versions, but adding a lot of personal touches and emotions to it. I think the Poor Unfortunate Soul is way better than any other version I could find online. It's entertaining and artistic.

And the drag element is fantastic too. Beautiful drag queen.

Joanne Hopkins 44 days ago

Brilliant show! Such a powerful voice and a great entertainer.

Giulia 45 days ago

Absolutely delicious show, Dean's energy is infectious and warmingly safe, 100% recommended.

Gilbert Scott 47 days ago

Absolutely loved the show, the 3 of us had the best time and would definitely come again. Anyone that can, should come here and enjoy the show. She deserves it at the very least.

Susan W 52 days ago

We were heading off to see Jinkx Monsoon tonight, so thought we’d try out another drag show beforehand. To be honest we were expecting something fairly amateur (because it’s part of the Free Fringe)when we decided on Life’s a Drag….but, boy, were we wrong! This is a fabulous show whether you’re looking for drag, comedy or a good old singalong. Very professional, fantastic vocals, laughs aplenty and a gorgeous queen. What more could you ask? Highly recommended!


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The Student (5/5 stars) 44 days ago

Life’s A Drag is a hidden gem of the Fringe. A must watch show filled with comedy and musical talent by an Australian star.

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