BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER star Alyson Hannigan has London in fits of excitement with the news that she'll soon be faking orgasms in its theatre district.

The feisty redhead, who played lesbian witch Willow in the cult TV series, has beaten stars like Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon to the leading role in a new stage version of When Harry Met Sally.

And part of ALYSON's duties will be replicating the famous restaurant scene from the 1989 film, when Meg Ryan faked an orgasm in a busy eatery. The 29-year-old will star alongside another longtime TV fixture BEVERLY HILLS 90210's Luke Perry, in the Billy Crystal role.

Alyson's spokesman says, "This part is perfect for her. She's thrilled and she loves London as her husband Alexis Denisof is from there."

The show is scheduled to begin in February (04) at the THEATRE ROYAL on London's West End.

22/12/2003 14:13