Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas!

Must Close 17 Sep
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
1 hour 40 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$55 - $75 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Concession, Groups, Schools

Who needs glass slippers when you have wheels of steel?

From the team behind the 2022 Brisbane Festival smash-hit Fourteen comes a sparkling new tragi-comedy told from the heart by nationally-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co.

Inspired by the true story of Estee Lee and written by her sister shake & stir's Nelle LeeTae Tae in the Land of Yaaas! is a confronting, honest, heart-warming retelling of Tae’s journey from heartbreaking loss to a life top full of adventure, success and love. All bolstered by the support of a phenomenal family and a loving community – and a fabulously flawed Drag Queen.

Paralysed in a car accident as a child, Tae has struggled to come to terms with her readjusted reality. Lying in her hospital bed after yet another spinal surgery, she questions what the future holds for her and her family.

Resigned to let go of her futile fantasies, Tae’s world is suddenly flipped upside down by the loud and proud arrival of her fabulous Fairy Godmother – magic dust at the ready and poised to rewrite the narrative.

Together, they embark on a glittery adventure that challenges outdated notions of happily ever after and proves that true joy and fulfilment can be found in the most unexpected – and FABULOUS – of places.

Featuring internationally renowned Drag Queen Maxi Shield (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and introducing Maya Dove as Tae, supported by a cast of QLD favourites, Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas! is a magical, camp, song and dance fairy tale of epic proportions with a heart of glittery gold.

Don’t miss shake & stir theatre co’s newest stage spectacle in its world premiere Brisbane Festival season at QPAC.

Presented by shake & stir theatre co, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with CPL – Choice, Passion, Life. 

Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas! is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


  • Writer Nelle Lee
  • Director Ross Balbuziente
  • Creative Producer Nick Skubij
  • Set Designer Josh McIntosh
  • Costume Designer Angela White
  • Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
  • Sound Designer  Guy Webster
  • Cast Maxi Shield
  • Cast Maya Dove
  • Cast Johnny Balbuziente
  • Cast Helen Cassidy
  • Cast Nelle Lee
  • Choreographer Dan Venz
  • Disability Sensitivity & Access Consultant Madeleine Little

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