Anya Anastasia: The ExecutionersCABARET
“Wickedly funny… sharp, smart cabaret with bite” ★★★★★ The Advertiser
“the lovechild of Kate Bush and Tim Minchin” – Fest Magazine
“a glorious romp” – The List
“the comic delivery of Dame Edna Everage (darrrling)” – The Herald
Award-winning musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering perils of the modern world with an armoury of original songs in The Executioners. A futuristic vision in white spandex and stacked heels, multi-instrumentalist Anya is a Gaga-esque judge, jury and executioner – tearing into the fabric of modern Western culture with her vocal prowess and trademark lyrical levity.
Fresh, energetic and multi-dimensional – this is contemporary cabaret as it should be.
Interwoven soundscapes, lighting effects, and onscreen visual design by Underground Media underpin themes of technological overindulgence and the algorithmic sensory tsunami in our everyday lives – especially that of our iPhone toting, Samurai slashing, socially-conscious heroine.
Alongside musical-partner-in-crime, Gareth Chin, Anastasia stalks the 21st century landscape launching thrilling attacks on ecological screw-ups, techno obsessives, and self-congratulatory slacktivist keyboard warriors. The Executioners is digitally enhanced millennial neo-cabaret, cutting right to the (funny) bone. And yes, there is a fight scene.
“Wearing your politics on your sleeve is scarier than taking your clothes off in front of people, and it’s more controversial”, says Anya Anastasia. “This show is a thrilling new vehicle for me- I’m using my craft to provoke the conversations I want the world to be having.”
Anya is this year’s South Australia & Adelaide Cultural Ambassador in Edinburgh, an accolade that comes with her award wins and with support from the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia.
“…fabulous; she’s like a flirty Tim Minchin in a gown” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Inventive… cleverly composed, very well written, and delivered brilliantly – even when Anya is literally standing on her head!” ★★★★★ The Voice
Anya Anastasia – Australia’s international queen of cabaret, diva of dramatic, and chanteuse of Festival glamour!
Winner of the Critics Choice and Best Cabaret Weekly Awards, as well as Made in Adelaide’s Edinburgh Award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. Best of the Fringe Adelaide Advertiser 2017 Award, Edinburgh Award recipient in Adelaide Fringe 2017, “The Voice” Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe Award, the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Cabaret.
Anya Anastasia is a sassy cabaret chanteuse with a vivid imagination, a ten-year history of creating genre defying works, organising events and festivals, and writing work for her own theatre, music and performance as a social commentator and activist. She has traversed the globe with her original songs and bold performance pieces, appearing at festivals in Europe, around Australia and NZ.
Winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Weekly, Nominated Best Cabaret Fringe World, taking home five-star reviews from 2016 and 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and winning loyal audiences in every city she visits, Anastasia is a fresh force on the international cabaret scene. Anya Anastasia has just completed her ninth season at the Adelaide Fringe.
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