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The Cheap Flights Tour

Fascinating Aida

The Lowry, 25 October 2011

Fascinating Aida

You’ll be kicking yourself big-time if you miss seeing this show.

For sheer entertainment, it rates a 10 out of 10.  The format is simple, comfortable and even well worn – humorous songs sung, in the main, to piano – but the effect is simply stunning, pure bliss.

There are songs about dogging, one night stands, cheap flights, and Germans; or rather German singers in the Marlene Dietrich mould.  They all hit the sweet spot.  And there are also a fair few Bulgarian song cycles, as you might imagine – don’t ask, experience.

Even now, you’d be justified in speaking of Fascinating Aida in the same breath as Tom Lehrer or Flanders and Swann.  Yes, these three ladies are that good.  Indeed, not only are they classy in themselves, they’re a classic comedy outfit. 

Arrange to see this show now, to avoid disappointment, since many dates are already sold out.  Fascinating Aida’s future tour dates can be seen here.