Adele Anderson

Adèle Anderson is best known as a member of the acclaimed cabaret group Fascinating Aïda and co-writes much of their material with founder member Dillie Keane.  Fascinating Aïda have played in more than 100 theatres in the UK and Ireland, with London seasons at the Donmar Warehouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Piccadilly, Vaudeville, Garrick, Apollo and Comedy (now the Pinter) 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, Watamu (Kenya), Antibes and Singapore. They have made numerous television appearances and radio recordings, released seven CDs, two videos, an autobiography and a songbook. They have been nominated for the Perrier Award, the Olivier Award (three times) and the New York Drama Desk Award.

Theatre credits

Closer to Heaven (Above The Stag Theatre), Doctor Dolittle, Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera, Salad Days and Plan 9 From Outer Space – the musical (National Tours), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Follies and Achilles in Heels (Landor Theatre), Into the Woods (Derby Playhouse and The Forum, Wythenshawe), When Florence Met Isadora (Rosemary Branch), Eminent Victorians and The Art of Love (Battersea Barge), Die Fledermaus (European Chamber Opera Tour), Sunset Boulevard (Sydmonton Festival) and Nine (Royal Festival Hall). She has appeared in five pantomimes around the country and directed two at The Theatre, Chipping Norton.

Writing credits

Many Fascinating Aïda lyrics. Co-writer of Dillie Keane’s three solo shows, Single Again, Citizen Keane and Back With You. Song The English Lesson (with Dillie Keane) for The Shakespeare Revue (Vaudeville Theatre and World Tour). As a member of the Mercury Workshop she wrote (with Sarah Travis) a section of the collaborative musical The Challenge (Shaw Theatre).  With Warren Wills, she co-wrote the Ninth Commandment for the Mercury Workshop’s production of The Ten Commandments (The Place).


Adèle and Warren have performed jazz/cabaret together at Pizza on the Park and the Langham Hilton and also played the Hong Kong Fringe Festival. With Dean Austin, she has performed at Bar Zedel, The Pheasantry and at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their show Gloomy Sunday - Songs of Disappointment, Depression and Death.

Film credits

Lady Jane (directed by Trevor Nunn) and Company Business, in which she serenaded Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

TV credits

The Romanoffs (Amazon Prime), New Tricks, Hotel Babylon and Fish (BBC1), The Whingeing Pom (LWT).

Audio credits

Two adventures with Doctor Who and one with the Doctor’s Daughter (Big Finish Productions).