STAGE TUBE: Fascinating Aida's 'Song For Teachers' Hits 100,000 Views; Cabaret Trio Continues UK Tour
On 8 October, Fascinating Aida, Britain's best-loved comedy cabaret trio, released a freshly minted song on YouTube entitled 'SONG FOR TEACHERS', which gained 100,000 hits within 7 days of posting. This song has been a huge success with audiences around the country, as part of the UK tour of their brand new show CHARM OFFENSIVE. Watch the performance below!
Fascinating Aida, who are celebrating 30 years of their unique brand of filthy, witty and fabulous entertainment, are also thrilled to announce that three extra performances are now on sale at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall due to huge demand for their hugely popular Christmas season (part of the Winter Festival), currently booking from 22 December 2013 through to 10 January 2014. Dates and booking information can be found via Southbank Centre Ticket line: 0844 847 9910, or online at www.southbankcentre.co.uk.
Freshly invigorated by over 10 million YouTube hits for their song, Cheap Flights, Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman present several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel.
Dillie Keane founded Fascinating Aida in 1983 (and was joined by key writing partner Adèle Anderson in 1984) and since then the group has played in hundreds of theatres in the UK and Ireland, with 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 Dillie herself says, "we've never been off the fekking road, and we're too old to retrain." They have made numerous television appearances and radio recordings, released seven CDs, two videos, an autobiography and a songbook, and have also been nominated for several awards - Perrier (once), Olivier (3 nominations) and New York Drama desk (3 nominations). Earlier this year they won Best Musical Act in the London Cabaret Awards.
Dillie Keane says, "Fed up with the endless recession? Got any money left after paying your bedroom tax, losing your child benefit and being robbed by a Cypriot Bank? If so, cheer yourself up at the cheapest and cheeriest show in town! Oh and 30 years...who'd have thought that we'd outlive the VHS? Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully! "
Charm Offensive - full tour dates 2013: www.fascinatingaida.co.uk/tour_dates.
Charm Offensive by Fascinating Aïda
PART OF Southbank Centre'S WINTER FESTIVAL
Dates: Sunday 22 December - Friday 10 January 2014 *EXTRA DATES ADDED: 2, 7, 8 JANUARY*
(No show on 24, 25, 31 December and 1, 6 January)
Time: 7.30pm, 6pm on Sundays
Venue: Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
Ticket prices: £25, £20, £15, Concessions 50% off (limited availability)
www.southbankcentre.co.uk / 0844 847 991
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