Roguish cabaret

CHEEKY: Anya Anastasia in action during her latest show Rogue Romantic. (Kate Pardey)

Cabaret diva Anya Anastasia returns to Drysdale on Friday to bring original music, double entendres and cheeky antics right onto the lap of her audience – at times literally.
Anastasia trades lace and ruffles for dinner gowns in her latest show Rogue Romantic, after performing as Marie Antoinette at the Potato Shed last year.
Her fascination with cabaret began when she was 18, and she later taught herself sing.
“I certainly jumped headlong into the burlesque scene without meaning to,” she told the Indy last year.
“Cabaret is such an indulgent experience. It’s just such a wonderful way to connect with the audience.”
Anastasia loves an intimate setting like the shed, and entertaining audiences with a bit of “cheeky” comedy.
“There’s nothing more addictive than seeing people burst into laughter.
“I think it’s a good thing to have this body-positive attitude. But I really want the core of the work to be words and the story.”
She will perform with her all female band of Bec Matthews (drums), Annie Siegmann (Bass) and Laurie Black (keys) at the Potato Shed on Friday.
Promoters at the venue described Rogue Romantic as a seductive and exhilarating night of music and theatre, full of electrifying twists and intense audience interaction.
To book phone the Potato Shed on 5251 1998.


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