PLEASANCE THEATRE TRUST LTD.,
IN ASSOCIATION WITH DAVID JOHNSON AND JOHN MACKAY, Presents
with Michael Roulston on piano
Fascinating Aïda's incomparable Dillie Keane returns to New York--this time with her new solo show!
Funny, gutsy, and always brutally honest, Dillie Keane's songs speak of a lifetime fully, if not always sensibly, lived. With brand new tunes, grand old favorites, gorgeous songs of love and hilarious songs of utter wickedness, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again, and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing. And she'll give you her recipe for chutney while she's at it!
As the founder of Fascinating Aïda--Britain's No. 1 cabaret entertainers, three-time nominees for the Drama Desk Award and London's Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment--Dillie has been entertaining and delighting audiences with her tender yet hilarious, melancholy yet furious take on life and songwriting for more than three decades.
"a performer whose twinkling sense of merriment evokes a more down-to-earth descendant of Beatrice Lillie... Like Ms. Lillie, Ms. Keane can be very silly, but it is always with a purpose... In her underlying toughness, she is closer to Elaine Stritch... Ms. Keane writes literate story songs in a traditional musical-comedy style. Their wit and rhyming facility sometimes echo Cole Porter."
-The New York Times
"One moment you're wiping away tears, the next you're doubled over with laughter... Hello, Dillie! goes down a treat!"
"The style and panache of Noel Coward... The patter between songs is almost as entertaining as the songs themselves. There are not many opportunities in life to see an artist of this calibre."
"Keane really does bare her soul in the material and an underlying tenderness is found within the melodies, providing a sense of healing not only to herself, but to all humans."