Anya Anastasia – The Executioners

By Ron Bingham

After wowing everyone at this year’s Adelaide Fringe, South Australian cabaret artiste Anya Anastasia is here to conquor Edinburgh. I can best describe Anya’s character as a mix of Kate Miller-Heidke and Tim Minchin. Her excellent yet quirky vocals combined with cutting, satirical lyrics punctures the arrogance and self-obsession of the modern world. Aided by musician Gareth Chin, Anya arrives dressed in a shining white outfit with glowing headgear to teach us how to save the world with your social media platform of choice.

The audience is taken on a journey through politics and global warming to reach the inevitable conclusion that we’re all doomed unless we put down the phone, get out there and protest, vote and actually engage with the real world. There’s more to this show than just her wonderful songs with sword fights and kung fu incorporated into this physical performance.

If your idea of a good night out is witnessing some impressive action choreography combined with witty, pertinant and catchy songs about the state of the world, sung by a very talented and engaging performer, then you must see this show.

The Executioners is on at Gilded Balloon Teviot until August 26