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Prepare for some turbulence as Pam Ann hits the Fringe; PAM ANN COMEDY PREVIEW.

Byline: Jonathan Trew

THE comic creation of Australian Caroline Reid, Pam Ann is the airplane trolley dolly who will guarantee that you never have a pleasant flight.

She flies into Edinburgh at the end of this month for a run at the Fringe and her audiences had better buckle up and assume the brace position because they are in for a bumpy ride.

Bitchy, snobby and so hilariously spiteful, Pam Ann delivers service with a grimace.

While snootily dismissive of anybody travelling in economy, she crawls revoltingly after everybody in first class.

A big hit with the real-life cabin crews that she sends up, she has even been employed by British Airways to make a staff training video showing how not to behave.

Caroline has been playing Pam Ann for 10 years now and as a result has built up quite a detailed knowledge of the aviation industry.

"I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to airplanes,' she laughs. "If you ever need to know the difference between a 737 and a 767 then I'm definitely your girl."

Although Reid has never pushed a drinks trolley up an aisle for real, she has served some rather special passengers.

A couple of years ago, Elton John chartered a private jet to fly friends to Venice and booked Pam Ann for the in-flight entertainment.

Victoria Beckham was among the passengers.

"Vicky Beckham is a nervous flyer," recalls Caroline. "She just doesn't like flying."

Normal cabin crew would have done their best to reassure their nervous guest. Unfortunately for Posh, Pam Ann isn't a caring hostess.

"I spooked her out and made her scared," cackles Caroline before cruelly adding, "We nailed her arms to the handrest because we were worried she was going to be sucked out of a crack in the plane door."

Pam Ann plays the Assembly Rooms. Tel 0131 623 3030. July 31 to Aug 24 (not 11, 18) 9pm. pounds 14-pounds 17.

She's a really big hit with the cabin crews that she sends up
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 11, 2008
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