Fascinating Aida to Bring Touring Show Charm Offensive to London's Queen Elizabeth Hall
By Mark Shenton
Veteran UK comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida are to bring their latest touring show Charm Offensive to London's Queen Elizabeth hall for a Christmas season, beginning performances Dec. 22 for a run through Jan. 10.
The troupe, founded in 1983 by Dillie Keane who was joined by key writing partner Adèle Anderson in 1984 and is now completed by Liza Pullman, are this year celebrating 30 years of touring. They have previously played 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.
As Keane puts it in a press statement, "We've never been off the fekking road, and we're too old to retrain… 30 years, who'd have thought that we'd outlive the VHS?"
For full tour dates and to book tickets, visit fascinatingaida.co.uk/tour_dates; for the London run at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, contact the box office on 0844 875 0073, or visit southbankcentre.co.uk
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