Singin in the Pain
The multi-award winning, disability cabaret is back again! After four years of carving out space for disabled voices, we're bringing out the big guns of cabaret from across Australia. Talking disability theory, personal anecdotes, and pet peeves, Diana Divine presents a bevy of burlesque & cabaret stars ready to share in this soapbox-style performance.
"This was not just a cabaret – this was activism as an art form" ★★★★★ Sarah Jane Justice
"An experience you will never forget" ★★★★★ The Clothesline
"A unique, wonderfully crafted burlesque performance" ★★★★1/2
A night of community and catharsis for people of all walks of life. Laugh, cry, but most importantly, listen.
Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2019
Diana Divine Winner Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Award 2022
2022 recording on-demand
Presented by: Diana Divine
Diana Divine is an Adelaide-based burlesque teacher, producer, and performer living with a physical disability. Diana produces for the award-winning "Singin' in the Pain", national touring bustie-nominated troupe "The JustAss League", and co-produces local queer variety show "Lolly Bag Burlesque". In 2022, Diana produced the debut of "Embrace Fest", a multi-platform disability arts festival.
Lovingly referred to as Uncle Di by students and mentees, Diana has prioritised community building projects that create professional opportunities for up and coming performers, while presenting polished and carefully formed productions.
When not producing or performing, Diana is a freelance graphic designer and stage manager for various performing artists across Australia.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
I didn’t just watch this show, I felt it, on a very personal and emotional level. - Sarah Jane Justice, All Over Adelaide
A unique, wonderfully crafted burlesque performance. - Cameron Lowe, Tulpa Magazine
An experience you will never forget. - Belinda James, The Clothesline
Empathy is sexy. - Heather Taylor Johnson, InDaily