Until 18 Mar 2018

Review by Jamie Wright

Armed with an exquisite voice, legs a giraffe would envy and a delightfully quirky sense of humour, Adelaide expat Anya Anastasia is an exceptional cabaret talent.

In her latest show, “Rogue Romantic” she is – unsurprisingly – focusing on the topic of love. Lost love, new-found love, self-love; it’s all there. Backed by a three-piece band (keys, bass and drums) she prowls and struts the tiny stage of Gluttony’s Spiegel Zelt, belting out witty, ear-pleasing songs that carry on the tradition of Australian greats like Tim Minchin and (the sadly absent from our stages in recent years) Geraldine Quinn.

There are acrobatics, audience-assisted disrobing and a lot of banter. There are Latin-inspired numbers, maracas in unusual places and a very subtle shout-out to the James Bond theme. But the highlight has to be a spectacularly choreographed (physically and musically) duet between Anya and Laurie Black, the keyboardist.

Absolutely brilliant.

Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)