The atmosphere is intense. I am feeling a little nervous now. It is almost time to deliver my important one liner to Maggie and I lean, a little too heavily, on a piece of the scenery which brings the whole set crashing down around the revered actors.
In light of recent events, women around the world should reach out to each other and find an inner strength in that solidarity. One day that strength will guide us to finding a peaceful solution to the threat the world currently faces ... through education. Where better to find like-minded women than to support the month-long multi-disciplinary 2017 Women and War Festival which examines the impact of war on women. Now in its second year the Women and War: EXODUS will focus on displacement and refugeeism and will celebrate the lives of exceptional women throughout the years through theatre, music, dance, art, film, performance, poetry, craft, cuisine and comedy.
Wish I was in New York right now, but for those of you lucky enough to be, here is one not to miss @ 59E59. Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane takes her one woman show to New York. Like it says on the packet, she is funny, gutsy and brutally honest. With Michael Roulston on... Continue Reading →
Whilst The Dame has been stoically recovering from illness, both Dillie and Liza have been going it alone on the road to stem our withdrawal symptoms. Dillie is performing her first solo tour in 557 years. Such a remarkable feat. Her show includes brand new tunes as well as her hilariously funny back catalogue that keeps me... Continue Reading →
Ahhh ... Harrogate ... the place of my birth and the infamous Betty's Tea Rooms where punters queue around the corner just to get a table. A place where I feel warm, secure and protected by my forebears, even if don't go back as often as I should. Harrogate is where my roots are. Sadly there was no time... Continue Reading →
I have lost count how many times I have seen Fascinating Aida, but as soon as the lights go down on one performance, I am on the Internet again looking another one of their shows to go and see. Currently they are on their Charm Offensive Tour, which runs until March 2015 and they performed... Continue Reading →
I am counting the days until Fascinating Aïda return to The Opera House, Jersey on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014. I have seen them perform many times over the 30 years they have been on the road. I have all their CDs, DVD’s and have just bought a copy of the paperback Fascinating... Continue Reading →