Anderson, who played CJ Parker in the television show Baywatch and caused controversy for making a pornographic home video in 1998 with her then-husband Tommy Lee, returns to pantomime following her appearance in the same role at the New Wimbledon Theatre last Christmas.
The actress, who turns 43 years old next month, said: “I had a fantastic time performing in my very first pantomime last year in Wimbledon and I was thrilled to be invited to play the Genie once again. It will be a chance to have a lot of fun, to see some old friends and to make some new ones.
“In particular, I am very excited about spending some time in Liverpool – a city I have never visited before. I read about it being the European Capital of Culture for 2008 - and I am a Beatles fan of course! But my friends in the UK tell me there is so much more to the city besides and that I am really going to have a great time. I even had a chance to check in with my friend Henry Winkler (who played Captain Hook at the Empire in <i>Peter Pan</i> last year) and he had nothing but great things to say about the people and the city. I am very excited –see you soon!”
Producers of the show, First Family Entertainment, has also cast Liverpool actor Les Dennis as Wishee Washee, who makes a return to the Empire following his appearance in Peter Pan.
Aladdin runs from Friday 10 December 2010 to Sunday 2 January 2011. Ticket prices are £15-£28.50.
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