Fascinating Aida:

Opened 17 September 1984, Closed 22 September 1984 at the Donmar Warehouse
Presented as part of 'Pick of the Fringe'

Opened 13 December 1984, Closed 5 January 1984 at the Donmar Warehouse
Late night performances

Opened 25 November 1985, Closed 6 December 1985 at the Lyric Hammersmith

Various ad hoc dates 1985/86 at the Piccadilly Theatre
Late night Friday and Saturday performances as part of 'Cabaret Piccadilly'

Previewed 17 February 1987, Opened 19 February 1987, Closed 3 April 1987 at the Piccadilly Theatre
Directed by Nica Burns

17, 18 and 19 June 1987 at the Donmar Warehouse
Late night performances

A Farewell to Sequins
Previewed 28 March 1989, Opened 30 March 1989, Closed 15 April 1989 at the Lyric Hammersmith
First 'farewell' performances

Previewed 21 March 1994, Opened 24 March 1994, Closed 9 April 1994 at the Lyric Hammersmith

Previewed 6 December 1994, Opened 7 December 1994, Closed 21 January 1995 at the Garrick Theatre

It Wit Don't Give A Shit Girls
Previewed 22 January 1997, Opened 23 January 1997, Closed 15 February 1997 at the Vaudeville Theatre

It Wit Don't Give A Shit Girls
Opened 4 March 1997, Closed 15 March 1997 at the Apollo Theatre

It Wit Don't Give A Shit Girls (revised)
Opend 20 January 1998, Closed 31 January 1998 at the Lyric Hammersmith

Barefaced Chic
Ppreviewed 8 February 1999, Opened 9 February 1999, Closed 13 March 1999 at the Haymarket Theatre
Directed by Clarke Peters

Barefaced Chic - revamped
Opened 16 February 2000, Closed 18 February 2000 at the Lyric Hammersmith

One Last Flutter
Previewed 11 November 2003, Opened 13 November 2003, Closed 6 December 2003 at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Silver Jubilee
Opened 19 May 2008, Closed 31 May 2008 at the Jermyn Street Theatre

Seasons 'self-titled' as 'Fascinating Aida unless stated otherwise


One Last Flutter

Previewed 11 November 2003, Opened 13 November 2003, Closed 6 December 2003 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London

The now legendary all-girl trio, Fascinating Aida in London for the very last time, with their new show One Last Flutter for a strictly limited four week season which will mark their final performances together as they celebrate 20 glorious years.

For their farewell tour, Fascinating Aida have gathered the troups, and the old stalwarts, 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. Directed by Christopher Luscombe with set design by Simon Higlett and musical direction by Russell Churney.

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. Over the years the girls have played in hundreds of theatres and taken in the charms of venues from Chipping Norton and Billingham, to the Sydney Opera House and the Ballroom in New York. They have been seen live by over one million people and have released five albums, published two books and released two videos.

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 (Beats-per-Minute).

"It's 20 years since Fascinating Aida made their first assault on the world of entertainment, and now they are hanging up their sequinned shoes. Their unique brand of cabaret will be missed: a curious combination of old-fashioned style and topical subject matter, sprinkled with a generous helping of incongruous profanity. And in their final line-up they don't let themselves down... The lyrics are tight and witty and the songs' success depends very much on the trio's precise delivery, on the contrasts between Dillie Keane's dry comic timing, Adele Anderson's deep-voiced solemnity and Marilyn Cutts's exuberant charm and sweet voice. But they also pull off a couple of sad songs beautifully. They hit some false notes, push their luck in places and go on a bit. But they still have oodles of chutzpah." Financial Times

"After 20 sparkling years, Fascinating Aida are hanging up their sequins. Having provided a marvellous musical pick-me-up for all life's hangovers, guiding a generation through dating, being dumped, PMT and HRT, who but this scintillating trio is going to rise to the challenge of writing rhymes for Zimmer frames, Alzheimer's and incontinence pants with funny, feminine frankness as we totter into our twilight years? Still, Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Marilyn Cutts (and the fleet fingers and dry sense of humour of pianist Russell Churney) have decided to go before their assets droop too dramatically. One Last Flutter celebrates the golden oldies. But these nice but naughty girls, observing the world as Keanely as ever, have also updated some old favourites and written some delightful new ditties... We'll miss their delicious silliness - they don't make 'em like this any more." The Mail on Sunday

One Last Flutter with Fascinating Aida in London at the Harold Pinter Theatre previewed from 11 November 2003, opened on 13 November 2003 and closed on 6 December 2003.