Priscilla Presley to Make London Stage Debut in Christmas Pantomime
By Mark Shenton
Priscilla Presley, former wife of Elvis Presley to whom she was married from 1967 to 1973 and is best known for starring in the "Naked Gun" films as for playing Jenna Wade in TV's "Dallas," is to make her London stage debut in a Christmas pantomime.
She will begin performances in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at South London's New Wimbledon Theatre, beginning performances Dec. 7 prior to an official opening Dec. 13, for a run through Jan. 13.
Presley will play The Wicked Queen in the show, joined by veteran actor Warwick Davis as Prof and Jarred Christmas as Herman the Henchman.
In a press statement, Presley commented, "I am so delighted to be making my pantomime debut in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I have heard such wonderful things about British pantomime; the script is hilarious, my costume is sensational and I can't wait to get started and give the people of London my Wicked Queen! What a wonderful honour to be spending Christmas in such a beautiful city and be a part of this festive family tradition."
Davis was previously seen as himself in "Life's Too Short," written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. He is best known for appearing in "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" and the Harry Potter films. Christmas is an award-winning comedian who has been seen on "Let's Dance" for Comic Relief, "Mock the Week" and "8 Out Of 10 Cats."
The New Wimbledon Theatre has previously hosted pantomime turns by David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Dame Edna Everage.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7646, or visit http://www.atgtickets.com/wimbledon.
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