TTC Associates – La Petite Mort


La Petite Mort – The Orgasm is an exploration through cabaret into sexuality, love, science, hormones, intimacy and hysteria. Kinky, comic & sometimes shocking tales that will have you squirming, blushing, laughing & crying, perhaps even at the same time.

A one-woman cabaret show with piano accompaniment, La Petite Mort is both a collection of great songs and an edifying and amusing lesson in how the female orgasm has been misunderstood over the years. In the name of research, new Tasmanian Isabel Hertaeg has delved back into the history of all things sexual and turned her findings into an entertaining romp. Raunchy but never sleazy. Songs range from Tom Waits to classical to country and western and a few other styles thrown in for good measure.

“The biggest draw here is Hertaeg’s powerful voice, she quickly sets a sultry mood and is well on her way to becoming one strong cabaret diva.”
Australian Stage Online

“La Petite Mort is a raunchy cabaret romp through sex and sexuality.”
Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show 2009

“This is a truly original, delightful, accomplished show (and) another of the shows that remind you why you love the Fringe so much.”
The Scotsman

“Best Bet of the Melbourne Fringe Festival”
The Age


VENUE: Theatre Royal Backspace, Sackville Street, Hobart
DURATION: Approx 1.5hrs (including intervals)
PATRON ADVICE: Not suitable for children
Fri Oct 8 @8.15 pm
Sat Oct 9 @8.15 pm
Thu Oct 14 @8.15 pm
Fri Oct 15 @8.15 pm
Sat Oct 16 @8.15 pm
Thu Oct 21 @8.15 pm
Fri Oct 22 @8.15 pm
Sat Oct 23 @8.15 pm


SINGLE TICKET SALES: Phone the Theatre Royal Box Officer on 6233 2299 or book online here
DOOR SALES: Available at the venue, 30 minutes prior to each performance, subject to availability