Gerry? OH NO HE WASN'T...
Gerry? OH NO HE WASN’T…

Mary Lou McDonald has been chosen to replace Twink as the panto dame in Jack and the Beanstalk at University College Hall Limerick.

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin will replace Adele “Zip up yer Micky-Where’s My Dog-My Heart’s Broken into a Billion Pieces” King (otherwise known as ‘Twink’), who has been released from her role due to “contractual and artistic differences”.

McDonald is expected to take on the role of the pantomime Dame, sitting on the stage floor shouting at the audience for the duration of the star studded performance. The Dublin Central TD will journey to Limerick “after work” on Tuesday to begin rehearsals.

Many believe McDonald was chosen for the role after showing a natural aptitude for remembering rehearsed lines over recent weeks.

Also expected on the panto stage are Garda Patrol actor Dick Chancer, Pajo’s Junkbox presenter Grabbit, agus “Superted as Gaeilge.”