Fascinating Aïda

Cabaret and Variety (comedy)

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They're back at last! Britain's greatest cabaret trio return with their smash-hit show guaranteed to put 'a massive smile on your face and a spring in your step' (Scotsman). Jam-packed with hilarious songs (old and new), outrageous humour and an elegant charm that belies the biting satire and their potty mouths. With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas song, how can you possibly miss them? 'Cabaret heaven' ***** (Metro). 'Hilarious' **** (Telegraph). 'Outrageous [and] seductive' **** (Guardian).

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Cobbled area around the George Square Theatre. If not taking the lift there are about 35 steps into the venue.
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  • Stairs: 20+
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Kate Lawrie 33 days ago

Absolutely fabulous! Extremely funny, very current with issues delt with with humour and grace. Definitely have to see again

Paul Bryan 34 days ago

Fantastic, it's as simple as that . If you enjoy wiping the tears of laughter from your eyes this is the show for you .

Stuart McRae 35 days ago

Amazing, as always. It's great to see the girls back on stage

Carola Martin-Smith 37 days ago

Seen before, today they were great. Looking forward to seeing them again. A most amazingly talented group. The highlight of the Fringe.

Chris Gilbert 37 days ago

Fascinating Aida have sort of always been there but it never occurred to me to be part of their audience. Now that I have seen them live I’m wondering why I waited so long. They are a slick, talented and funny group with an entertaining line in topical songs which gently puncture middle class, middle-England’s presumptions, pretensions and pomposities from the inside out. Not every number resonated with me but I could still appreciate the humour and musicality in those few songs which passed me by. All in all a great way to spend an hour of your Fringe time.

Richard Bayton 39 days ago

An utter delight as always!! Pure joy in comedy/topical cabaret songs!
The girls looked beautiful as always and even a microphone issue delaying the show by about 10 minutes couldn't stop the excitement of the audience ready to watch and giggle along!
Michael Roultson was also wonderful and charming with his piano accompaniment! An essential show to watch for anyone who is a fan of cabaret, comedy and music!! xx

Linda Watt 40 days ago

Fabulous to have them back. Very topical funny themes as always. Most enjoyable

Anne McIntyre 48 days ago

Glad they are back, usual hits and some new brilliant ones. ten out of ten as usual. Talented ladies. x

Katharine Horgan 48 days ago

This was my first time seeing Fascinating Aida live (although I know all the words to Dogging and can happily belt it out in the car much to my partner's dissatisfaction) and they were sublime. I had no idea how long Fascinating Aida had been going and loved the songs as well as the verbal bits in-between that pulled it all together. I thought Adele's story was brave, bold, beautiful and one of the best things I saw all weekend at the fringe.

Ian Brown 49 days ago

First time viewing ' Fascinating Aida ' and loved it. Excellent performance with lyrics that give a poke in the eye to those that take themselves far too seriously with their 'virtue signaling '. Wonderful.

Natalie 50 days ago

I assumed that seeing an act more than twice means that, surely, the third time will be something of a let down. WRONG with this trio. If anything they are getting better and better - the timing and choreography impeccable, the lyrics and sentiments sublime.
You are at the top of your game, ladies, and long may you be stuck there! Please keep bringing joy into our lives!

Kathleen Noonan 50 days ago

A wonderfully entertaining and hilarious show. I could easily have watched at least another hour.

Julie Phillips 50 days ago

Another excellent show. 5* Up to date, topical and throughly entertaining. A must see! Our first day at the Fringe. What a start they’ve given us!

Fringe Bingers 50 days ago

Some brilliant, wickedly funny songs. 3.5*

Julie Wilson 51 days ago

5 Stars
Loved every minute

Paul Strachan 51 days ago

Hilariously funny, entertaining and spot on with all of their act! Simply Brilliant Well Done! Best show of the fringe IMO

Themis Themistocleous 51 days ago

Excellent. Funny, entertaining and extremely enjoyable. Well done ladies.

Wayne Howsen 52 days ago

Had forgotten how brilliant FA are. Slick, funny and amazing singers. New pianist is great - reminds me of the lovely Russell. Good mix of old favourites and new materials.

Sheena P 53 days ago

I’ve been coming to the Fringe since 1980…of course I’d heard of them, but never actually seen them live…..often because they were sold out. Got in early this time…well worth it. And non PC, thank goodness…real comedy gold.

Chloe Deas 54 days ago

A great show to see - after of restrictions,

pitra mcneill 56 days ago

Been a few years since we saw them as a trio in Durham
Nice to see and hear Michael joining them for the fringe …

You won’t be disappointed or dissatisfied bring your applause and try your best not to be offended - they are really funny … make sure you clap anyone

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

After three Olivier Award nominations, several international tours, over 27 million YouTube hits and thirty-eight years of performing, the glamorously shameless cabaret trio Fascinating Aïda return to the Edinburgh Fringe

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On the Mic (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

Fascinating Aïda and Bananarama are both all women muscial trios, who were first popular in the 80s. And both are still going. These days, it is the former that are selling out the bigger rooms. This beautiful fringe venue is absolutely packed.

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