Pam Ann's Fly - Leicester Square Theatre and on tour
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
PAM ANN is returning to the UK for the first time since her sell-out 2012 tour with her new show, Fly, which runs at Leicester Square Theatre from March 26 to April 26, 2014, following a regional tour.
Iconic international air hostess to the stars, Pam Ann – the alter-ego of Australian writer and comedian Caroline Reid – is back in her most UN PC, filthiest, funniest, most explosive show to date.
Fly will take passengers on the flight of their lives from check-in to security, boarding and (hopefully) landing with high-class material and introducing special guests from Pam Ann’s Global Alliance, including cult classic Lily and nervous flier, Gloria.
Designer bag loving Lily is a charming sweet Asian air hostess, who tends to bend the truth on her heritage and background just to get through life. She has many children and once worked in the rice fields of Cambodia, before taking to the skies to find a better life for her and her family.
Gloria from Qantas is a by the book air hostess with a fear of flying. Since Qantas have never had a crash she always thinks her next flight will be the ONE!
Pam Ann’s genius mix of camp, culture, humour and Pucci-clad fabulousness has seen her crew Elton John’s private jet, share a stage on a stadium tour of the UK with Cher, and count Madonna in her legion of cult-like dedicated fans worldwide.
Caroline Reid has sold out shows around the world – in Poland, Germany, the UK, Norway, Scandinavia, France, Ireland, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Finland and Dubai. She is currently writing and producing a Pam Ann documentary. She was also renewed as the face of Skyteam London Heathrow Terminal 4 (www.skyteam.com).
Pam’s USA tour continues in November, and she recently hosted the biggest passenger airline awards – the APEX Avion Awards – in California, which included top CEOs from Emirates, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, Qantas, Tap, Ethiopian, Tam, Avianca and other global airlines.
Reid’s shows regularly sell out – from New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, to Sydney’s State Theatre and Melbourne’s Athenaeum. She has headlined at NY’s legendary Caroline’s on Broadway and in 2010 performed at the prestigious London Palladium, The Royal Albert Hall and sold out two shows at the 3600 seat Hammersmith Apollo – her largest solo audience to date.
In Australia, Pam Ann starred on her own television talk show, The Pam Ann Show on FOXTEL. She also hosted the National Live broadcast of Mardi Gras 2009, airing in over two million households. Among her greatest hits are an advertising campaign and training videos for British Airways, the inclusion of her hit LIVE DVD Come Fly With Me on Qantas in-flight programming, and being the face of London’s Heathrow SkyTeam Terminal 4. Pam Ann also performed on the first ever JetBlue – Jet Pride flight, a first on a US carrier.
Most recently, Pam Ann was awarded the Icon Award by New York’s Get Out Magazine. Reid, who lives in both New York and Los Angeles, is currently writing a Pam Ann movie, which is due for release in 2015.
The tour will visit Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre (March 21), Belfast Grand Opera House (March 23), Salford The Lowry (March 24) and Glasgow King’s Theatre (March 25).