Fascinating Aida

Fascinating Aida

General

Nine years more than a quarter of a century ago – has it really only been that long? – the love children of Noël Coward, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and Liberace (the frocks, the sequins!) stepped from the shadows and on to a small cabaret stage – Fascinating Aïda was born.

Founder Dillie Keane and collaborator extraordinaire Adèle Anderson have, over the years, been joined by myriad, a plethora, nay, a googloplex of ‘third Soprano’ members, including Lizzie Richardson, Denise Wharmby, Issy van Randwyck, Marilyn Cutts and most recently Liza Pullman, each of whom has added her special brand of sparkle.

The girls have performed across 5 continents, had 5 West End runs, recorded 8 albums, received 5 award nominations (3 Olivier, 1 Drama Desk, 1 Perrier) and published 2 books. And all in high heels (except for Down with the Kids – trainers, yet. Is there no end to the versatility of the FA wardrobe?).

All FA's recordings are owned by First and are available on most streaming sites such as Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Amazon, as well as from HMV.

Imagine Sex and the City with harmonies...
Imagine Absolutely Fabulous sung by The Andrews Sisters...
Imagine Noël Coward, but ruder...
Tom Lehrer with heart...
Jacques Brel with jokes...
Monty Python set to music...
Edith Piaf with better frocks...
Marlene with cellulite...
Emma Thompson with rhythm...

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West End Shows

1987
Fascinating Aida, Picadilly Theatre
1994
Fascinating Aida, Garrick and Apollo Theatres
1997
It, Wit, Don't Give A Shit Girls, Vaudeville Theatre
1999
Barefaced Chic, Theatre Royal, Haymarket
2003
One Last Flutter, Comedy Theatre

Other London Shows

1984
Fascinating Aida, Donmar Warehouse
1985
Fascinating Aida, Lyric Hammersmith
1986
Fascinating Aida, Lyric Hammersmith
1989
Fascinating Aida, Lyric Hammersmith
1994
Fascinating Aida, Lyric Hammersmith
1998
It, Wit, Don't Give A Shit Girls, Lyric Hammersmith
2000
Barefaced Chic, Lyric Hammersmith
2008
Silver Jubilee, Jermyn Street Theatre

Albums

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Absolutely Fascinating (Digital)
1984
Sweet FA
1987
A Load Of Old Sequins
1994
Live At The Lyric
1997
It, Wit, Don't Give A Shit Girls
1999
Barefaced Chic
2003
One Last Flutter
2005
Absolutely Fascinating
2009
Silver Jubilee
2010
Silver Jubilee (DVD)
2012
Cheap Flights
2012
Cheap Flights (DVD)
2014
Charm Offensive (DVD)
2016
Back In The Saddle (DVD)

Books

1985
Fascinating Who?, Elmtree Books
1995
The Joy Of Sequins - The Fascinating Aida Songbook, Methuen

Television

1985
BBC 2, 40 Minutes Documentary - Sweet FA
1988
BBC 2, Fascinating Aida Special

World

   2009   59E59 Theaters, New York

   2004   59E59 Theaters, New York

   2003   Red Pear Theatre, Antibes, France

   2000   Season at Raffles Hotel, Singapore

   1999   3-week season at the Bar Jeder Vernunft, Berlin 

   1999   Two performances at Hemingways Resort, Watamu, Kenya

   1998   Small national tour of Australia

   Wellington Festival, New Zealand

   4-week season at the Firebird Cafe, New York

   Return 2-week season at the Firebird Cafe, New York and performance at the New York Cabaret Convention

   1988   Opened Sydney Festival for the Bicentennial at the Opera House and played a 4-week season and national tour

   4-week season in New York

   7-week season at the Mason Street Theater, San Francisco

   1986   Sydney Festival and small national tour of Australia