About - Torte e Mort

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

After a World Premiere season chock-full of rave reviews at Melbourne Fringe Festival, Adelaide-born, cabaret songstress Anya Anastasia is set to transform Connections Nightclub in Perth for Fringeworld Festival, and then Ukiyo at the Royal Croquet Club for Adelaide Fringe with the darkly humorous, seductive and dangerously witty TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death.

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 which 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, ‘an exquisite hour of cabaret’ The Plus Ones, 2015 ‘You should know this if you didn’t already: Anya Anastasia is a major, major talent.’ Stage Whispers, 2015. 

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. 

About - Anya Anastasia

“Forget commercial comedy and half-baked theatrics. This is Fringe at its wild and spunky best.“
- THE ADVERTISER

'Anastasia embodies the original meaning of burlesque. She sings hilarious and bawdy and clever songs, teasing our minds rather than our libidos.’ - Melbourne Arts Fashion 2015.

Anya Anastasia is a sassy cabaret chanteuse with a vivid and somewhat twisted imagination. Currently living between Adelaide and Melbourne, she has traversed the globe with her original songs and bold performance pieces appearing at festivals in Europe, around Australia and NZ. Nominated for best music Dunedin Fringe, and Spirit of the Fringe award, Prague Fringe.

As well as her acheivements on the stage, Anya has recorded and produced 3 albums, created and directed a music festival, creates bespoke wearable art and roving characters for events and is the director of entertainment for a number of community events in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Find out more at anyaanastasia.com