Feisty, feminist, fierce - multi-award winning internationally acclaimed cabaret femme fatale Anya Anastasia - has gone ROGUE!
Armed with a biting wit, fuelled by a lust for revenge and backed up by her new kick-ass full band - featuring Bec Matthews (percussion) Annie Siegmann (Bass) Jennifer Kingwell (keys) - Anastasia’s Rogue Romantic is an seductive and exhilarating night of music, theatre and fun. A night filled electrifying twists, hilarious physical comedy, intense audience interaction and non-stop laugh out loud moments. Audiences will experience the thrill of this extravagant glamorous and off-kilter diva right in their very laps (literally)!
Channelling Yma Sumac and Shirley Bassey, Anastasia’s vocals range from husky cabaret to operatic soprano, to the delight of cabaret, live music and theatre lovers. Rogue Romantic follow’s hot n the heels of the smash hit 2016 Edinburgh Fringe season of with Anya’s previous show 'Torte e Mort: Songs of Cake and Death’. Now we can bare witness to this multitalented Adelaide-born artist smash the stage with a star-studded band and all new original songs.
“Anya Anastasia is a major MAJOR talent" - Stage Whispers
★★★★★ EdFringeReview UK
★★★★ The Herald Scotland.
Directed by Clare Bartholomew (Die Roten Punkte), Wes Snelling, and musical direction by Lucian McGuiness (Scotch & Soda, Company 2).
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
LIGHTING Can be made to work with most in-house systems.
Fixtures and Programming
- Colour stage wash OR star cloth
- Coloured front wash
- Open white performance stage wash
- 3 x zoom profiles for performance specials
- Follow Spot and Follow spot operator.
SOUND Requires a quality sound reinforcement system appropriate to the venue size. The system should be full range with subs and a mixing position in the auditorium. Needs min 16 input channels and 4 auxiliary sends.
Venue to Provide
- 1 x baby grand piano (Negotiable)
- 3 x vocal microphones with boom stands (Beta 58 or similar)
- 2 x foldback wedges
- Stereo DI for keyboard
- Stereo DI for sample pad
- DI and/or microphone for Bass amp
- 2 x overhead drum microphones
- 1 x kick drum microphone
- Reverb and delay effects unit
playback capability for laptop
- Wireless head set microphone and receiver - Wireless belt pack transmitter and receiver for ukulele - Laptop with Qlab show file loaded - All instruments
Anya Anastasia, independent cabaret performer and producer is a sassy cabaret chanteuse with a vivid and somewhat twisted imagination. 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 Fringeworld, taking home 5 star reviews from 2016 Edinburgh season and winning loyal audiences in every city she visits, Anastasia is a fresh force on the international cabaret scene. Anya has recorded and self-produced 2 albums, and written 7 original cabaret shows which she has presented at festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe, Fringeworld Perth, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, FEAST, Adelaide Fringe, Prague Fringe, and venues around Australia and NZ. In the last year Anya Anastasia has honed her craft working under the guidance of directors Sarah Ward and Sue Broadway, as well as Clare Bartholomew and Lucian McGuiness. As a producer, Anya has also been involved in Adelaide arts events festivals for many years. “Anya Anastasia is a major, MAJOR talent” Stage Whispers EDFEST MAG 2016 One4Review UK 2016 The Herald Scotland 2016 Broadway Baby 2016
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
The backbone of this show is the incredible live band and entirely original contemporary musical soundtrack. The original catchy songs are paired with elaborate costuming and laugh out loud comedy, making for a fantastic night out. Featuring two strong central female personalities, and strong audience interaction throughout the show, the atmoshpere in the room is electric from the second audiences enter the space. Rogue Romantic supplies an enticing blend of entertainment, excellence, story, audience-appeal and social commentary that is difficult to find in such an easily tourable package.
Strong imagery Excellent production photography Great hero image excellent reviews tightly presented promo videos, strong social media pulls are available mp3 recordings and CD press release draft awards for the company and this production great behind the scenes photos *Artist available for interviews and press calls (depending on availability)
Production & behind the scenes photos: GALLERY ONE http://galleries.katepardey.com/rogueromantic-4311261/ GALLERIES 2-5: http://galleries.katepardey.com/rogueromantic/
Rogue Romantic is an immediately engaging and fun show that creates a delightful atmoshpere with a great band. Layered within this show are themes of strong female independence, social commentary and presenting a strong female character. The messages within the show are about standing up for yourself, breaking apart stereotypes, and reflecting on how your actions impact those around you. In the song "honestly it's fine" the lead character confesses to the self-sacrifices she has made for ones she has loved, and opens up for others to see, that there's always a choice, and a dialogue about what is and what isn't acceptable within a relationship. I think this opens a dialogue about domestic violence, and calling people out on sexist or aggressive, or overly dominant behaviour, but calling it out in a quiet, but brave, feminine and assertive way. The way this show delivers these messages is powerful as the audience interaction in the show implicates those present in the room and invites people personally to consider the themes present in the show.