Fascinating Aida : One Last Flutter at the Comedy from 11 Nov 03
Fascinating Aida – One Last Flutter at the Comedy from 11 Nov 03
Fascinating Aida – One Last Flutter, the all-girl trio, will play London for the very last time, with their new show at the Comedy Theatre, opening 12 Nov 03, following a preview on 11 Nov, and booking to 6 Dec 03.
( The all-male version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is currently playing a limited season at the Comedy Theatre will close on 8 Nov 03)
This year, FASCINATING AIDA celebrate 20 years on the road and this strictly limited 4 week season will mark their final performances together.
Adele Anderson, Marilyn Cutts and Dillie Keane, have reunited for “the single purpose of topping up their pensions”. The show also introduces twinkle-toed new boy Russell Churney and his twelve magical fingers.
"Always painfully humorous and bitingly satirical, FASCINATING AIDA have established themselves as the UK’s top theatre cabaret act, garnering a host of awards and two Olivier Award nominations. Singing hilarious songs on love and sex, something the girls claim to have much experience of, each number reflects the age we’re in and the age we are at. Self-described as “a cross between Jacques Brel and the Andrews Sisters”, FASCINATING AIDA have had audiences in tears of laughter for two decades. Above all, they make the unendurable more bearable by making fun of it."
This new show, ONE LAST FLUTTER, features 12 entirely new songs on subjects as diverse as how handy the cardigan is to the menopausal woman, the Turner Prize, how John Prescott has ruined the countryside and what to do when confronting Armageddon. Since this is a) the dawning of the Age of the Apocalypse and b) they’ll never see 40 again, the new material is delightfully bitter and splendidly savage. Those who have followed the FA gals over the years will also enjoy selected highlights of their best-loved songs, performed in a Stars On 45 fashion, but with marginally less bpm.
Presented by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel, the show is directed by Christopher Luscombe, with lighting designed by Douglas Kuhrt.
The show is expected to play on Broadway in Spring 2004.