DILLIE Keane has been touring since the Stone Age, or so she says, but she’s making sure that the sketches in her latest comedy show are bang up to date.
The performer is one third of Fascinating Aida - an all-female group who recently celebrated their silver jubilee. This week they set out on a new tour and will be visiting Solihull on April 6.
Dillie spoke to the Solihull News about what lies in store.
“I started as an actress and inbetween jobs I used to play the piano at a wine bar just over the road. As it went on, I used to get some friends along to perform with me and that’s how it all started.”
From small beginnings, the group went on to world tours and West End shows.
“It’s certainly very different from how we started, performing in tiny venues with three microphones,” said Dillie.
But one thing that has remained constant is the need to keep the humour topical. This time the trio will be sending up Gordon Brown, D-list celebrities and the recession.
However, it’s not just a case of finding material that’s right for the time, but finding stuff that’s right for the country. When performing in the United States, for example, there’s a different approach.
“For example, you can’t do stuff about the Health and Safety culture in America - because there isn’t one. In America, there’s nothing to stop someone falling off a cliff if they want, but they will sue you afterwards.”
Back in Britain, Dillie is relishing the new tour and hopes to see a mix of old and new fans.
“It’s going to be a great tour - the usual mix of music and gratuitous smut. I’m not sure what’s happening after that, I suppose I’ll be looking for a job. So if anyone in Solihull has any ideas, let me know!”
Fascinating AiDA will be visiting Solihull for one-night only. Tickets are available from the box office on 0121 704 6962.