Aida Mark 20th with Last-Ever Tour, Pre West-EndDate: 27 March 2003
Renowned all-girl comedy singing trio, Fascinating Aida mark their 20th birthday this summer by reuniting for a last-ever UK tour followed by a final season in the West End. Their new show, One Last Flutter, will kick off at The Lowry in Salford on 8 June 2003 and will continue until on tour until late autumn, before transferring to London.
Self-described as "a cross between Jacques Brel and the Andrews Sisters", Fascinating Aida are one of the UK's top theatre cabaret acts, garnering a host of awards and two Olivier Award nominations for previous West End engagements. Singing self-penned comic songs on love and sex - something the women claim to have much experience of - as well as other wide-ranging subjects such as the delights of Little Chef restaurants and 101 useful things you can do with a pair of tights, each number aims to reflect "the age we're in and the age we're at".
One Last Flutter has been specially updated for 2003. The show reunites company co-founders Adele Anderson, Marilyn Cutts and Dillie Keane. Over the years, other members have included Issy Van Randwyck, Lizzie Richardson, Denise Wharmby and Glenda Smith.
Joining the women in the company is musician Russell Churney. One Last Flutter is directed by Christopher Luscombe, with lighting designed by Douglas Khurt. It's presented by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel.
Following The Lowry, tour stops confirmed for June 2003 are Bournemouth, Woking, Buxton, Malvern, Bath, Ashcroft, Nottingham, Newcastle, Crawley, Westcliffe, Norwich, Windsor and Swindon. Further dates - including those for the West End engagement - have not yet been announced.
- by Terri Paddock