Biographies


Current Members


Dillie Keane

Dillie Keane

Dillie Keane studied music at Trinity College, Dublin, and acting at LAMDA. A burgeoning acting career was hijacked by the success of Fascinating Aïda, which started in 1983 with Marilyn Cutts and Lizzie Richardson. When Adèle Anderson joined in 1984, she found her...

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Adele Anderson

Adele Anderson

Adèle Anderson is best known as a member of the acclaimed cabaret group Fascinating Aïda and co-writes much of their material with founder member Dillie Keane. Fascinating Aïda have played in more than 100 theatres in the UK and Ireland, with London seasons at...

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Liza Pulman

Liza Pulman

Liza is a member of the Olivier award nominated Fascinating Aïda and most recently performed in their latest act Absolutely Fabulous at Pizza on the Park in London and Theater Row in New York where they received a 2005 Drama Desk nomination. She most recently...

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Former Members


Sarah-Louise Young

Sarah-Louise Young

Sarah-Louise is an actress, singer and writer. Named one of Time Out’s Top Ten cabaret artistes of the year, she has performed her solo show, CABARET WHORE, to sell-out crowds at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre and Off-Broadway, winning...

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Russell Churney

Russell Churney

Russell was born in Liverpool in 1964. He was educated at Merchant Taylors school and Trinity College, Cambridge. He spent seven years as MD/pianist for Julian Clary, touring extensively in Britain and overseas, and appearing in two series of ‘Sticky Moments’...

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Marilyn Cutts

Marilyn Cutts

Marilyn gained an English Literature BA (Hons) and a Diploma in Drama from Manchester University. Upon graduating she embarked on a career as an actress/singer by working in Derby as part of their Theatre-in-Education and Studio companies. This was followed by spells...

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Lizzie Richardson

Lizzie Richardson

Canadian actress Lizzie Richardson was Dillie’s best friend from her drama school days. In the early 80’s they teamed up again to sing in various London venues. For some gigs they were joined by Marilyn Cutts and various other performers, working under the name...

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Denise Wharmby

Denise Wharmby

Denise Wharmby was born in Tasmania, and met the girls (as they were then known!) on their first night in Sydney back in 1986. She showed them where to party, took them out on wild nights of drinking and gambling, and finally threw a barbie for them just before they headed...

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Issy van Randwyck

Issy van Randwyck

Issy was the longest serving of all the FA sopranos. During her five years with the group she won the hearts of many fans from all round the world. Born in Hong Kong to Dutch parents, naturally. Lived in Japan, South Africa and then back to Hong Kong. Aged 9 was sent to...

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Charlotte Nytzen

Charlotte Nytzen

Charlotte’s time with the group was tragically brief. Shortly after she flew in from California in January 2000 to join the girls, she was struck down by acute laryngitis and lost her voice. She partially recovered her voice and was able to perform in just four shows...

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Glenda Smith

Glenda Smith

Glenda originally studied opera at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance. She joined Fascinating Aïda after spending the summer working as a redcoat at a Butlin’s Holiday Camp. She left FA as she felt the group wasn’t right for her. Glenda Smith...

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