Saturday, October 17, 2009

like the brokers men in Cinderella

Pamela Anderson will make her pantomime debut in a UK production of Aladdin this Christmas.

The actress, best known for her role as CJ Parker in 90s TV show Baywatch, will guest star as the Genie of the Lamp for two weeks at London's New Wimbledon Theatre.

Chat show host Paul O'Grady will assume the role for the final week of the show's run, marking his first panto appearance since 2005.

Different actors will play the genie for the first and final weeks of December, and these castings are yet to be announced.

After the Hoff let us down a few years back, we now have the enticing prospect of Pamela Anderson treading the boards in pantomime up the road in SW19.

The notion that her part will also be played by the erstwhile Lily Savage is almost too wonderful to bear.

Shades perhaps of the legendary story of Gielgud and Olivier swapping the roles of Romeo and Mercutio in 1936, or - as there are two more Genies of the Lamp still to be cast of the Heath Ledger ... Tony [Johnny Depp ... Tony (1st transformation) , Jude Law ... Tony (2nd transformation), Colin Farrell ... Tony (3rd transformation)] home run of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus?

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