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Movies  Wannabe
Education  University of Kent
Role  Singer
Name  Adele Anderson

Adele Anderson
Born  14 June 1952 (age 63) (1952-06-14) England
Awards  Nominated for Drama Desk Award with Fascinating AidaNominated for Perrier Award with Fascinating Aida
Music group  Fascinating Aida (Since 1984)
Albums  It, Wit, Don't Give A Shit Girls, Absolutely Fascinating
Similar People  Dillie Keane, Liza Pulman, Issy Van Randwyck

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Adèle Anderson (born 14 June 1952) is an English Olivier Award-nominated singer and actress, best known as one third of the cabaret group Fascinating Aïda.


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Anderson has appeared internationally in concerts, in theatrical plays, on the BBC Television program Gemma Masters. In addition, sometimes with Dillie Keane, Anderson writes lyrics to most of Fascinating Aïda's songs and has contributed to the songs of several hit musicals, including The Challenge (Shaw Theatre) and The Ten Commandments (The Place).

Fascinating Aïda

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Anderson joined Fascinating Aïda in 1984, a year after its inception, and has performed with them ever since. Recently, they recorded the new show Charm Offensive which they toured nationwide.


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  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Landor Theatre)
  • Follies (Landor Theatre)
  • Into the Woods (Derby Playhouse and The Forum, Wythenshawe)
  • Achilles in Heels (Landor Theatre)
  • When Florence Met Isadora (Rosemary Branch)
  • Eminent Victorians and The Art of Love (Battersea Barge)
  • Let's Kick Arts (The Bridewell)
  • Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera (National Tour)
  • Die Fledermaus (European Chamber Opera Tour)
  • Wasp (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Salad Days (National Tour)
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space – The Musical (National Tour)
  • Sunset Boulevard (Sydmonton Festival)
  • Nine (Royal Festival Hall)
  • House of Obsession (Half Moon)
  • Girls who wear glasses (National Tour)
  • Tales my Lover Told Me (King's Head).
  • Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Rebel Theatre)
  • She has appeared in five pantomimes around the country and directed two at The Theatre, Chipping Norton. She also directed Kaye's the Word, Paul Hull's tribute to Danny Kaye, which played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the New End Theatre. She and Warren Wills have performed jazz/cabaret together at Pizza on the Park and the Langham Hilton and also played the Hong Kong Fringe Festival.
  • Writing

  • Fascinating Aïda lyrics
  • Co-writer of Dillie Keane's three solo shows: Single Again, Citizen Keane and Back With You.
  • Song "The English Lesson" (with Dillie Keane) for The Shakespeare Revue (Vaudeville Theatre and World Tour).
  • As a member of the Mercury Workshop she wrote (with Sarah Travis) a section of the collaborative musical The Challenge (Shaw Theatre).
  • Ninth Commandment for the Mercury Workshop's production of The Ten Commandments (The Place) (with Warren Wills).
  • Debut solo album: Why Try to Change Me Now?, original songs by herself (with Sarah Travis)
  • Film, television & radio

  • Lady Jane (directed by Trevor Nunn)
  • Company Business, in which she serenaded Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
  • Dr Tockley in Hotel Babylon (BBC1)
  • Gemma Masters in Fish (BBC1)
  • The Whingeing Pom (LWT)
  • Plutopia (Radio 4)
  • Anderson was also a consultant (and made a cameo appearance) for the film Different for Girls, starring Steven Mackintosh and Miriam Margolyes.
  • Personal life

    Anderson is a transgender woman. She had sex reassignment surgery after graduating from university. She lived and worked as a woman for some time before speaking publicly about being transgender.

    She is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association [1]

    On 15 September 2010, Anderson, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in The Guardian, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK.


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