Dublin Theatre Festival


Dillie Keane

Dillie studied music at Trinity College, Dublin and, if that wasn't enough, went on to do a 3 year acting course at LAMDA. A burgeoning career was hijacked by the extraordinary success of Fascinating Aïda which started in a wine bar in West End Lane in 1983 with Marilyn Cutts and Lizzie Richardson. In 1989, Fascinating Aïda hung up their sequins, ostensibly for ever, and Dillie returned to her first love, acting. Her two one-person shows - Single Again (1991) and Citizen Keane (1992) were sell outs and she was nominated for the Perrier Award for Single Again. Both were directed by Nica Burns.

Recent parts played include Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa on the No.1 tour, Bessie Burgess in The Plough and the Stars at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and last year, Juno in Juno and the Paycock at the Leicester Haymarket, and Eva in Accommodating Eva at the King's Head Theatre, Islington.

In 1994, she re-formed Fascinating Aïda with her two old friends and newcomer Issy van Randwyck, and now juggles acting, cabaret and writing.

Dillie Keane


Fascinating Aida: One Last Flutter

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