Photo Flash: Dame Edna Makes Pantomime Debut in DICK WHITTINTON

First Family Entertainment and New Wimbledon Theatre present Dame Edna Everage in this year's pantomime Dick Whittington. The original desperate housewife turned global gigastar makes her pantomime debut at New Wimbledon Theatre this Christmas.

Join Dick Whittington and his trusted feline companion on their fun-filled quest for fame and fortune. Will they find the streets paved with gold? Will Dick win the hand of the lovely Alice? Will he defeat the boo-able King Rat? You will have to get down to New Wimbledon Theatre to find out!

Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, dazzling dance routines, slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation - Dick Whittington is a classic tale of rags to riches, and is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.

According to her official website ( Dame Edna is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, children's book illustrator, spin doctor, Megastar and Icon. With Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman, Dame Edna is one of a remarkable succession of female stars to emerge from Australia. Dame Edna is a widow with three grown children. She spends her time visiting world leaders and jet-setting between her homes in Los Angeles, London, Syndey, Switzerland and Martha's Vineyard. She is the Founder and Governor of Friends of the Prostate and the creator of the World Prostate Olympics.

On television she has appeared in the UK special "A Night on Mt. Edna" and her talk show "The Dame Edna Experience." Her last critically acclaimed Broadway show "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour" received the Tony® award for Live Theatrical Event. She is also a celebrated author, having penned three books including My Gorgeous Life, which is currently being adapted for the stage and screen.

Photo Credit: London News Pictures/Rex / Rex USA 

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