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Fringe Festival Review: Torte e Mort: Songs of Cake and Death

Melbourne Fringe

The biggest challenge one faces when they go and see a cracking Fringe Festival performance, is how do you talk about the show without actually giving away the best bits? It’s a bit like Fight Club – the number one rule is; you don’t talk about it…

Channeling a gorgeous Marie Antoinette, Anya Anastasia, backed by Bec Matthews (aka ‘The Executioner’) on drums, kazoo, saw and more, delivered clever and catchy songs that took us at a rapid and humorous pace through the life, death and hereafter of the infamous French queen – from her hedonistic ‘let them eat cake’ beginnings through to her untimely end and beyond. The performance was rounded out with visits from prominent afterlife figures positioned throughout the show to add deeper, life lessons to the show which were packed with satire, wise-cracking puns and glow-in-the-dark paint.

I actually was sort of sad when the show came to an end. If you are a fan of perfectly placed puns, don’t mind a little bit of intellectual humor balanced with gorgeous costumes, a mean keyboard and cracking vocals, and glitter adorned props, you should definitely get along and see this show.

Torte E Mort dropped lots of quirky unexpected surprises throughout the performance but rather than spoil it for everyone else, I’d just recommend heading along to see it at the perfectly located Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood – tickets are $25, and it’s running for a short time (but a good time) only – until Sunday 20 September, 2015.

Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, Circus OZ

When: Until this Sunday 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Visit the website here. 

Written by Guest Blogger, Kerstyn Dance.

Photos by  Kate Pardey.