Brassy, biting, brilliant and back on tour, Fascinating Aida bring their blended harmonies and gorgeous gowns to Bath as they continue their genteel rampage round the UK with their new show Charm Offensive.
Shocking, funny and often gleefully smutty, age has made them more acerbic than ever! Audiences can expect to be thoroughly entertained by Fascinating Aida’s brand new songs and old favourites, when Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman appear at the Theatre Royal on Sunday 26th October with performances at 4pm and 7.30pm.
“The glamour is magnetic, the satire razor-sharp, the lyrics brilliant.” – The Guardian
Last year, Britain’s top female comedy trio celebrated 30 years of their unique brand of filthy, witty and fabulous entertainment. A favourite with Bath audiences for many years, Fascinating Aida have toured to the Theatre Royal twelve times since 1985.
Addressing everyday concerns in their hilariously comic numbers, when Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman released a freshly minted song on YouTube, Ofsted Song for Teachers, it gained 100,000 hits within seven days of posting. Last December, they released their own outrageous Christmas Carol, which had 150,000 hits in a fortnight, and 60,000 on Christmas Day alone. This follows the enormous success of their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights, which has had over 10,000,000 hits to date and counting… http://www.youtube.com/user/FascinatingAida
‘Hilarious’ – ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
Dillie Keane says, “Fed up with the endless recession? Got any money left after paying your bedroom tax, losing your child benefit and being robbed by a Cypriot Bank? If so, cheer yourself up at the cheapest and cheeriest show in town! Oh and 30 years…who’d have thought that we’d outlive the VHS? Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aida continue to grow old disgracefully! “
All the current members of Fascinating Aida are established actresses, mainly in musical theatre. Dillie Keane is also a writer, having written a column in The Stage magazine for ten years, and written two books, The Joy of Sequins in 1995 and Fascinating Who? in 1985.
Fascinating Aida was founded in March 1983, by Dillie Keane along with Marilyn Cutts and Lizzie Richardson. The trio started performing in a West End wine bar, but they soon caught the media’s attention, and performed on television for the first time in July 1983. The members have varied frequently, but the lasting two have been Dillie Keane and key writing partner Adele Anderson, who joined the group in 1984. Liza Pulman is now celebrating her tenth year as a member.
Fascinating Aida have made numerous television appearances and radio recordings, released seven CDs, two videos, an autobiography and a songbook. They have written songs for radio and television programmes such as Stop the Week, After Hours, People Like Us and TV-am, and the group were the subject of several BBC documentaries.
They earned a Perrier Comedy Award nomination, three Laurence Olivier Award nominations for Best Entertainment, and three New York Drama Desk nominations. In 2013 they won Best Musical Act in the London Cabaret Awards.
Fascinating Aida have played in hundreds of theatres in the UK and Ireland, with London seasons at the Donmar Warehouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Piccadilly, Vaudeville, Garrick, Apollo and Comedy theatres and the Theatre Royal Haymarket. They have toured Australia three times, including a month at the Sydney Opera House, and also played New Zealand, San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore. In January 2015, they have an eleven-night residency at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival.
FASCINATING AIDA: Charm Offensive visits the Theatre Royal Bath on Sunday 26th October with performances at 4pm and 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £17.50 / £19.50 are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk