Pantomime dame?

By Simon Round, August 27, 2009

You have seen the newspaper reports and read the book — now you can hear the play.

Shirleymandering, commissioned for Radio 4, will tell the story of Dame Shirley Porter who as leader of Westminster Council, was involved in the “council homes for votes” scandal.

According to Andrew Hosken, who wrote the book on which the play is based, the part of Porter is about to be cast with Imelda Staunton tipped to get the starring role.

Surely, there will ultimately be a musical based on the affair. Someone call Maureen Lipman.

Last updated: 11:50am, August 27 2009