Thursday, September 28

Dizney in Drag – Gilded Balloon, Patter Hoose

From the moment I stepped into the venue for ‘Dizney in Drag,’ I knew I was in for an extraordinary experience. Before the show the cast came round to the audience in character, it felt like I was at Disneyland! The show started with a spectacular rendition of ‘Be Our Guest,’ letting the audience know what they would be in for – an hour filled with hilarious performances and fabulous surprises.

‘Dizney in Drag’ celebrates diversity with its message of acceptance within the LGBT, creating a safe space for everyone. The show weaves in provocative elements, tastefully whilst filling the hour with innuendos, and even cleverly placed “Hairy” Godmother segments.

Some highlights for me were The Little Mermaid’s unexpected bondage twist and the unforgettable ‘Paint with All the Colours of My Minge’ showed us the cast were not afraid to take these once family songs and change them to suit a more adult audience by making them about more current topics such as consent and toxic masculinity. For example, the ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ song flipped expectations with its poignant twist on masculinity differing from the message of the original song.

And what would a Disney-inspired performance be without more musical tributes? Just watch out for Gastons surprising accessory. Amidst the hilarity and dildos, the quest for a date transformed into a reminder that true love begins within ourselves.

From dancing dwarves to participatory renditions of iconic scenes, we as the audience were an essential part of the magic.

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

Reviewer: Stephanie Dunk

Reviewed: 11th August 2022

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.