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Anya Anastasia: The Executioners

From 31 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Indulgent

About the show

Australian musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia launches a satirical attack on the modern world in this new cabaret. Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series. More…

From the show:

Award-winning Australian musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering the perils of the modern world, bringing a fierce and provocative new breed of contemporary comedy cabaret to the stage.


Member Reviews (31)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Indulgent
67
Avg Score

55
Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy intentionally bad cabaret shows. You like character shows. You like shows w/social commentary.

Don't see it if You want a good bad show done well. You want a character that sustains interest from start to finish.You don't like audience participation.

Also She had good intent & message, though her narcissistic character wore ... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like offbeat cabaret acts - this one has important messages about today’s concerns from an Australia vantage point with some humor.

Don't see it if you want a polished act-the music & voices are okay but nothing special. Basic lighting with lots of fast passing video clips behind actors.

75
Relevant, Quirky, Indulgent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Aussie ukulele activist cabaret gal hoots and hollers her way to saving the world while everyone is watching. And why would you not?

Don't see it if Enthusiasm and a smile can paint over limited talent. "You're special. You're important. You're a hero. But I'm the one wearing spandex."

Also "I changed my Facebook profile pic to France's national flag/Engage/Co... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if Original tunes about climate change, getting involved, politics, cellphone, selfies. Its quirky.

Don't see it if want a story show, or great music

Also The opening was very good. The show is series of songs. Some are funny... Read more Read less

70
Enthusiastic, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if You want to see a cabaret about current politics, and you know something about Australia. Funny and quirky, it had its moments.

Don't see it if You want a well rounded show. It had a few to many ups and downs to be consistent. The multimedia was sometimes distracting.

75
Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you enjoy two-person cabaret of original tunes and lyrics on activist environmental/immigration/human themes with attractive female lead

Don't see it if you insist on ethnic and racial casting diversity, avoid attractive, intelligent, Caucasian Aussie woman actor feigning blond dumbness

Also The work needs pruning and polishing but is promising and potentially ... Read more Read less

55
Quirky, Insipid, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like cabaret-type shows;enjoy quirky shows; tepid political humor.

Don't see it if you prefer a coherent plot to a series of unconnected vignettes; dislike multimedia in the middle of a show; dislike audience participation

70
Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like political satire with singing then you might like this two person show.

Don't see it if You want to see mediocre singing and satire, skip this one.

71
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like fringe festival type shows. You want to see a show sung about modern life and fighting the good fight

Don't see it if You want something polished. You aren’t interested in political songs and commentary.

58
Quirky, Overrated, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you like Australian fringe works, you've seen Ms. Anastasia before and "get" her, you need an excuse to go downtown, you like wild costuming

Don't see it if you can't bear poor sound design with often inaudible lyrics, you want traditional theater

Also We liked the theme of the show and whenever we could understand the ly... Read more Read less

83
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you like a sincere look at important social issues served in a very zany, humorous, and sincere way with music, video, and glitter as well.

Don't see it if you don't like duo acts that sometimes get too satirical for your delicate sensibilities! Anya delivers with passion, pathos, and panache!

79
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Your interested in the exposure of hypocrisy on both the left and right politically.

Don't see it if You believe that people are good selfless and sincere.

67
Multi-media mash-up, Middling, Costuming for anya: 10; outfit for gareth:0, Australian politics & social media theme, Well-intentioned but...

See it if you're Australian & get all the references; you have patience; you wish to support indie theatre; you want a selfie with Anya in her costume

Don't see it if you get bored by half-cooked material; a multi-media assault of blurbs from Facebook/ Twitter is what you go to the theatre to ESCAPE from

Also Onstage optics are the first puzzlement. Anya, a tall, slim blonde, is... Read more Read less

60
Quirky, Cliched, Dizzying, Delightful

See it if you like basically a solo show with comic songs and are intrigued by discussion of slacktivism and comfortable caring in a today's world.

Don't see it if you mind a lack memorable songs, a lack of a clear resolution and take home, or mind overly contemporary and youth oriented themes.

Also This is basically a solo show with a supporting cast member playing a ... Read more Read less

60
Provocative, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Enviro messages sung by a woman in a lurid sexual get-up sent mixed signals. The left brain didn't know what the right brain was doing.

Don't see it if You want to understand what you're watching. But you may treasure some of the bizarre memories.

82
Fun, Great writing, Resonant, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if You like new work- a cabaret/ comedy with a satirical millennial point of view of technology and how to save the world.

Don't see it if You hate millennials, politics (I do but I loved this point of view). You think the world’s alright. You’re impatwvnew work.

Also You don’t have to be an Aussie or a millennial to enjoy this

33
Cliched, Quirky, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of cabaret acts, dealing with environmental, on-line and political issues.

Don't see it if you expect a level of sophistication. Anya’s act is very “in-you face” with lots of material that is a rehash material heard elsewhere.

64
Dull, Enthusiastic, Sincere, Quirky, Amusing

See it if you would enjoy unusual cabaret focusing on current politics.

Don't see it if do not like cabaret or are uninterested in an experimental approach to political entertainment.

67
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals mixed with politics and comedy. Also if you like musicals with a small cast and and a simple stage setting.

Don't see it if If you prefer musicals that are more elaborate and that have a bigger cast. Also if don't like musicals with current political themes.

75
Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you want to see offbeat Australian cabaret that deals with millennial angst surrounding efforts to promote social change.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in an Australian take on global issues facing millennials; especially issues relating to climate change

Also The content of the cabaret was uneven.... Read more Read less

77
Relevant, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if enjoy a mainly one woman show with an environmental message and original (sometimes silly) songs, but entertaining...something different!

Don't see it if you don't want to be lectured to about environmental issues via original songs, quick videos

69
Indulgent, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if a "socially conscious" cabaret act; songs not bad but not particularly great either

Don't see it if a little scatter shot and juvenile social satire

85
She has her funny bone on the pulse of modern society's slow walk to doomsday, Loved her very intelligent songs' lyrics. she should release them singly and in an album, Must see, She deserves and should get her own netflix special!, Funny for its self-deprecating analysis of the state of modern 1st world society!

See it if You're young and tethered to your smart phone. Anya will set you straight on how you're more like a dog on the leash of social networks.

Don't see it if You couldn't care less of 1st world problems & live too inside your own head to care for global climate, political and sociological affairs.

Also Anya and her Russian very talented musician side-kick were refreshing,... Read more Read less

50
Intense, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are from Australia because you will understand the humor and support a fellow Australian in her attempt to perform in New York.

Don't see it if You aren’t from Australia.

49
Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You don't mind a simple song-and-dance program with a message about the environment.

Don't see it if You expect anything as cool as the poster, you can't stand off-key singing, or you aren't Australian because the Aussies were dying laughing

Also Maybe this is clever in Adelaide, but if you've ever seen a Broadway s... Read more Read less


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