Fascinating Aïda

Almost 37 years 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 were joined in 2004 by Liza Pulman, who brought with her harmony, in every sense, and a new level of musical class after her years as a junior principal with the Glyndebourne Opera Company.​

The group has performed across 5 continents, had 5 West End runs, recorded 8 albums, received 5 award nominations (3 Olivier, 2 Drama Desks, 1 Perrier) and published 2 books. And all in high heels, except for Down with the Kids, which the trio gallantly performed in unattractive trainers, such is their devotion to their art. 

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...

www.fascinatingaida.co.uk/

 

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

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