2022 has not been the best year for Lisbet Dahl so far.
In the spring, the Circus Revue had to be postponed because she was affected by the coronavirus, and a few weeks later it became clear that she was so affected by the lateness that she could not take part in this year’s performance, which would otherwise be her last ever.
Last month, her planned tribute day in the Cirkusrevyen was also cancelled.
– We have deleted it because Lisbet has not been on it enough for us to dare to sell it. We don’t dare announce it if she can’t make it. Then there are 1,300 people sitting out here saying: ‘Where is she?’, said the revue’s director, Torben ‘Træsko’ Pedersen, to the weekly Se og Hør.
But to add to the confusion, the tribute actually ended up being something anyway. That’s why she suddenly stood on stage on Sunday evening to receive flowers and applause from the audience.
‘I am extremely happy that Lisbet could come on stage today and receive the audience’s well-deserved tribute. We are all very happy to see Lisbet again, and it was a great pleasure to see the audience’s reaction when Lisbet surprised everyone in the hall, so we could say thank you for 34 fantastic seasons in the tent,’ says the director in a press release.
It has been a chaotic time for the revue, which has recently said goodbye to several prominent names.
Including James Price, who for a lifetime had otherwise made it as bandmaster in the Circus Revue. Price has subsequently stated that it was not his own choice to stop in the revue.
– It was not my choice, but the revue’s choice that they should try something new, James Price told Billed-Bladet.
Also show manager Jacob Dahl, who is Lisbet Dahl’s son, will stop in the Cirkusrevyen after this season.
Lisbet Dahl participated for the first time in the Cirkusrevyen in 1974.