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  • Written by Zachary Exner

Black humoured, visually opulent, and dripping with satire, this Spiegeltent show is going to tempt your sweet tooth and traumatise your funny bone.

Adelaide born, Melbourne obsessed, cabaret songstress Anya Anastasia is set to take over the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent for the world premiere season of the darkly humourous, seductive and dangerously witty TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death. As part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015, TORTE E MORT will run for a strictly limited season from Wednesday September 16, until Sunday 20.

Anya Anastasia is accompanied by Bec Matthews on percussion to present an electrifying live performance. We witness Anya’s transformation through exaggerated iconic archetypes in the feminine form, deftly evolving through characters from Marie Antoinette to a feisty she-devil. The show explores decadence, pleasure, hedonism and sardonically unfolding reflections upon potential earthly consequences.

Though dripping with satire, TORTE E MORT unashamedly celebrates all these extremes of the psyche and humanity, leaving the audience to work out was a warning, and which was an invitation to indulge in extreme behaviour.

Anya Anastasia has performed her original shows in Prague, Berlin, and around Australia and New Zealand to rave reviews, and inspires a cult-like following. “Forget commercial comedy and half-baked theatrics. This is Fringe at its wild and spunky best” Sunday Mail

Anya’s latest show has been directed by two iconic mainstays of the Melbourne cultural scene, Helpmann and multi- Green Room award-winning performer Sarah Ward (Yana Alana), and devisor of circus and physical theatre, Sue Broadway.

Grab your cake and eat it too; tickets now on sale at melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666
After this world premiere season TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death will tour to; Fringe World Festival, Perth January 2016 and Adelaide Fringe Festival, February – March 2016.

Event Details

Anya Anastasia presents

TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death

Melba Spiegeltent
35 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

Directors:         Sarah Ward (Yana Alana) and Sue Broadway
Live percussion:     Bec Matthews

Dates:         16 – 20 September 2015

Times:        
Wed – 7.45pm
Thursday – Sunday 8:30pm

Tickets:         Adult                -    $25

Preview Performance*     -     $15

*Wednesday 16 September, 7:45pm performance only            

Parental guidance recommended (PG)

Bookings: melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

Website: anyaanastasia.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/anyaanastasiaartist
Video Content: anyaanastasia.com/gallery/video/

After this world premiere season TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death will tour to;
Fringe World Festival, Perth January 2016
Adelaide Fringe Festival, February – March 2016

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