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 SEPTEMBER - AUGUST 2014:
.BBC Radio Oxford: Kat Orman
Wednesday 24th September, 2014  
Su guested on Kat Orman's show on BBC Radio Oxford yesterday afternoon.

Su chatted about Ha ha Hood!, Hi-de-Hi!, her early career, previous visits to Oxford and more - The show, and Su's interview, is available to listen to at
BBC iPlayer. Su pops up at approximately 1hr 14m into the programme. The lively interview lasts for 10 minutes and ends with a "Ho-de-Ho!".
.Ha Ha Hood!: 'The Sussex Newspaper' Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Review
Wednesday 24th September, 2014  
Ben Langley writes, directs and performs in, what is rapidly becoming, the cult theatrical series of Ha Ha shows. The production of Ha Ha Hood!, for those who haven’t heard of them, is the fourth in the series – following on from Ha Ha Hamlet!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Holmes! – and is possibly the funniest of them all.

The shows are very interactive, which takes a lot of the audience by surprise. It’s all very well to see someone walk onto the stage, that is to be expected, but when they address you directly some people leave their comfort zone. Consequently, it takes a few minutes to get the audience “warmed up” but Langley factors this into his shows and deliberately writes in a section that happens before the actual show begins.

... Starring along side the comic duo is TV favourite, Su Pollard as Maid Marion. Su makes performing comedy look effortless. The one liners trip off her tongue like bullets from a gun – and every one hits the target.

• Continue reading at
The Sussex Newspaper.
.Su Online News Archive: July 2014
Tuesday 23rd September, 2014  
Su news for July 2014 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves
Monday 22nd September, 2014  
More great shows last week, with many more to come - During the next week Su and the Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves cast and crew play:

Mon 22nd – Tue 23rd September Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre 01438 363200
Website
Wednesday 24th September Lancaster Grand Theatre 01524 64695
Website
Thursday 25th September Grimsby Auditorium 0844 871 3016
Website
Friday 26th September York Grand Opera House 0844 871 3024
Website
Sunday 28th September Glasgow Theatre Royal 0844 871 7647
Website

• Please keep an eye on the Ha Ha Hood! social networks for all the latest on the tour:
Official Website | Twitter | Facebook

.Lancashire Evening Post: Su-Perhuman Su Says Hi
Sunday 21st September, 2014  
Hi-De-Hi star Su Pollard is at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre next week alongside Cannon & Ball with new play Ha Ha Hood! She tells Greg Lambert ‘you can kill yourself laughing just watching it’

Despite just a few hours’ sleep before, Su Pollard is as chatty, bubbly and outrageous as ever.

“I don’t like to go to bed until 3am... But you ask what you want, babe!”

Like a human anti-depressant, the divine Miss Pollard is full of bounce and positivity as she enthuses about her show at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre next Wednesday night (September 24).

“It’s called Ha Ha! Hood and there’s another ‘H’ in it, for ‘hilarious’,” she says. “There’s a lot of action and you can kill yourself laughing just watching it. It’s Pythonesque, there’s a bit of panto, stand up and sketches. It moves along very swiftly.

“Don’t expect Einstein. It’s a fun, value for money show. It tells the story of what happens when Maid Marian and Robin Hood meet up again 10 years after being divorced.”

The knockabout show also stars her fellow 1980s stalwarts, comic double act Cannon and Ball. The three are great friends, and Su says Tommy and Bobby came to see her perform recently when she starred as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie.

“It’s the first show we’ve done together and there’s only five of us in it.

• Continue reading at the
Lancashire Evening Post.
.Ha Ha Hood!: 'Bromsgrove Standard' Palace Theatre, Redditch Review
Sunday 21st September, 2014  
Ha Ha Hood!'s comedy had audience all of a quiver

For those who love pantomime, variety shows and good old-fashioned British comedy, Ha Ha Hood is about as perfect a production as you could get.

With an all-star cast of just four and marvellous musician Andy Pickering, it had the audience at Redditch's Palace Theatre in hysterics throughout.

It was hard to pick any stand-out performers as all were equally as good as each other.

Su Pollard had everyone giggling away as a rather suggestive Maid Marion and Cannon and Ball played two parts each - Tommy as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John and Bobby Ball as Guy of Gisborne and Friar Tuck.

• Continue reading at the
Bromsgrove Standard.
.BBC Three Counties Radio: Nick Coffer
Sunday 21st September, 2014  
Su guested on Nick Coffer's show on BBC Three Counties Radio Leeds yesterday.

Su chatted about Nottingham Forest, relationships, Ha ha Hood!, Hi-de-Hi! and more - The show, and Su's interview, is available to listen to at
BBC iPlayer. Su pops up at 1hr 13m into the programme.
.Lancaster Guardian: Su Pollard Is Still A National Treasure
Friday 19th September, 2014  
From Hi-de-Hi to Ha Ha! Hood...Su Pollard is still a national treasure

Despite just a few hours’ sleep before our interview, Su Pollard is as chatty, bubbly and outrageous as ever.

Like a human anti-depressant, the divine Miss Pollard is full of bounce and positivity as she enthuses about her show at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster next Wednesday night (September 24).

“It’s called Ha Ha! Hood and there’s another ‘H’ in it, for ‘hilarious’,” she says. “There’s a lot of action, it’s Pythonesque, there’s a bit of panto, stand up and sketches. It moves along very swiftly.

“Don’t expect Einstein. It’s a fun, value for money show. It tells the story of what happens when Maid Marian and Robin Hood meet up again 10 years after being divorced.”

The show also stars her fellow 1980s stalwarts, comic double act Cannon and Ball. The three are great friends.

“It’s the first show we’ve done together and there’s only five of us in it. It makes a real change from working on a musical with 40 people. We have to change ourselves, we don’t have a costume dresser, and have to sort our own props. It’s a DIY show. But you can’t afford to get up yourself, darling!”

• Continue reading at the
Lancaster Guardian.
.Wyre Council: Ha Ha Hood Gallops Into Marine Hall, Fleetwood
Friday 19th September, 2014  
The Ha Ha! Team are back with the funniest farce in the forest as Ha Ha Hood! comes to Marine Hall, Fleetwood next month starring Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball.

Comedy queen Su Pollard and comedy duo Cannon and Ball team up for an all-out outrageous side splitting romp. Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves is the latest laugh-out-loud production from the Ha Ha! team who had us rolling in the aisles with Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Hamlet!. Created by Ben Langley, who also takes on the mantle of Robin, Ha Ha Hood! Prince of Leaves gallops into action at Marine Hall as part of a national theatre tour on Thursday 16 October.

• Continue reading at
Wyre Council.
.BBC Radio Leeds: Wes Butters
Thursday 18th September, 2014  
Su guested on Wes Butters' show on BBC Radio Leeds yesterday.

Su chatted about Ha ha Hood!, Hi-de-Hi! and more - The show, and Su's interview, is available to listen to at
BBC iPlayer. Su pops up at 1hr 38m into the programme, beginning with a burst of the theme tune to Hi-de-Hi!
.Sussex Express: An Outrageous Side-Splitting Romp
Thursday 18th September, 2014  
Cannon And Ball freely admit they are definitely in new territory with Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves, which sees them team up with Su Pollard on tour.

Venues include Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre on September 8, White Rock Theatre Hastings on September 17 and Brighton Theatre Royal on October 6.

• Continue reading at the
Sussex Express.
.BBC Radio Kent: Adam Dowling On Sunday
Thursday 18th September, 2014  
Su guested on Adam Dowling on Sunday on BBC Radio Kent on Sunday afternoon.

Su chatted about Ha ha Hood!, and more - The show, and Su's interview, is available to listen to at
BBC iPlayer. Su pops up at approximately 30m into the programme.
.Ha Ha Hood!: 'Nantwich News' Lyceum Theatre, Crewe Review
Tuesday 16th September, 2014  
After watching ‘Ha Ha Hood and the Prince of Leaves’ at The Lyceum, I somehow feel my theatre days are now complete.

I’ve never really seen anything like this production before.

Part stand up, part panto, with singing, dancing and classic audience participation, this show is unique in a fabulous, hilarious and entertaining way.

... Su Pollard is a comedy genius as Maid Marion, particularly in the gym scene and when reunited with Robin.

• Continue reading at
Nantwich News.
.Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs: Su at Sun FM
Tuesday 16th September, 2014 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
A photo of Su recording the panto advert at Sun FM in Sunderland on Friday.

.Ha Ha Hood! Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Tuesday 16th September, 2014  
Hertfordshire Mercury: Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball star in Ha Ha Hood! and the Prince of Leaves - Continue reading...

Total MK: Ha Ha Hood! With Cannon & Ball... and Su! -
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Birmingham Mail: View a photo of the print version of the Ha ha Hood! article at Twitter...

Chronicle Live: Cannon and Ball and Su Pollard team up for a variety show heading to the North East -
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Daily Record: Sit-com veteran Su Pollard is Maid Marian – now divorced from Robin Hood and with a proper job as a nurse– in slapstick romp -
Continue reading...

.Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves
Tuesday 16th September, 2014  
After a busy seven days last week, and a luxurious day off yesterday, Su and the Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves cast and crew have hit the road again - During the next week they visit:

Tuesday 16th September Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 8717652
Website
Wednesday 17th September Hastings White Rock Theatre 01424 462288
Website
Thursday 18th September Leamington Spa The Royal Spa Centre 01926 334418
Website
Friday 19th September Redditch Palace Theatre 01527 65203
Website
Saturday 20th September Tunbridge Wells The Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613
Website

• Please keep an eye on the Ha Ha Hood! social networks for all the latest on the tour:
Official Website | Twitter | Facebook

.Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs: Official Image
Saturday 13th September, 2014 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
Here's a look at the official poster/flyer for Su's panto for 2014. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs plays the Empire Theatre, Sunderland from 12th December to 4th January.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the funniest panto of them all? Why, ours of course!

From the producers of Peter Pan and Cinderella comes the tale of Snow White, who escapes the clutches of the Wicked Queen (the legendary Su Pollard) with a little help from Seven adorable Dwarfs!

A spectacular family pantomime wouldn’t be the same without a dashing Prince (Dancing on Ice and EastEnders heartthrob Matt Lapinskas), an hilarious side-kick (star of CBeebies’ Balamory Andrew Agnew), plus outrageous costumes and glittering sets, lots of comedy capers, sensational musical numbers and lots of audience participation!

Join us and our star cast this Christmas for yet another magical pantomime adventure. Early booking recommended!


• Click on the photo to zoom: Snow White:
Official Theatre Website | Twitter | Facebook
.Su On The Radio: BBC Radio 4 Extra: For Better Or For Worse
Saturday 13th September, 2014  
The first series of For Better or For Worse, the radio sitcom starring Gorden Kaye and Su, recorded between 1993 and '96, is re-airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra for the next two months.
View Su Online's comprehensive For Better or For Worse
Episode Guide, with info on each episode from all three series, including cast details.

For Better or For Worse: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Wednesday 24th September: 5.00pm
For Better or For Worse: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 25th September: 5.00am

Series 1, Episode 1 of 8. Dithering Bernard tries to get engaged to his flighty partner Iris. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From February 1993.
.Su On TV - Little Robots
Saturday 13th September, 2014  
Those Little Robots, with Su as Noisy, continue to air on the CBeebies channel.

Little Robots: CBeebies: Thursday 25th September: 8.45am
Spotty Rules. Spotty decides that the Little Robots should be in her club and follow her commands. She invents an initiation task but they decide they've had enough and turn the tables on her! Starring: Emma Chambers, Martin Clunes, Lenny Henry, Su Pollard.

Little Robots: CBeebies: Friday 26th September: 8.45am
Not a Drum Was Heard. Spotty cannot bear the din when Noisy practises on his drums and sneaks the drum away. She feels bad about what she's doing but unable to confess when asked if she's seen the drum. Starring: Emma Chambers, Martin Clunes, Lenny Henry, Su Pollard.
.Redditch Standard: Su Aiming For Fun Night In The Hood
Thursday 11th September, 2014  
TV comedy actress Su Pollard will be in Redditch next week, along with Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball, for the hilarious HA HA HOOD! And the Prince of Leaves!

Ahead of the performance at The Palace Theatre next Friday (September 19), The Standard’s Tristan Harris caught up with the star who found fame as wannabe yellow coat and chambermaid Peggy in Hi-De-Hi and servant Ivy Teasdale in You Rang My Lord.

After successful laugh out loud Ha Ha productions, including Ha Ha Holmes, Ha Ha Hitler and Ha Ha Hamlet, the team is back with its latest offering.

• Continue reading at the
Redditch Standard.
.Ha Ha Hood!: 'The Argus' Winter Gardens, Eastbourne Review
Thursday 11th September, 2014  
The panto season arrived early this year, with Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves making a one-night visit to Eastbourne on Monday.

Tommy Cannon, playing both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John, and Bobby Ball (Guy of Gisborne and Friar Tuck) were in their element as they hammed up their double roles.

... Pollard displayed an impressive vocal range and joined Langley in an entertaining rendition of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be when Marian and Robin got together again, ten years after a messy divorce, to foil the evil Sheriff.

• Continue reading at
The Argus.
.CFM Radio: Robbie Dee Interviews Su
Thursday 11th September, 2014  
There's a great interview with Su. by Robbie Dee of CFM Radio, available to listen to online.

• Listen to Parts One and Two of the interview at Audioboo.

.Celebrating 14 Years of Su Online
Sunday 7th September, 2014  
Su Online is 14 years old this week! The site launched on 10th September 2000 and as we enter our 15th year online we would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to everyone who has taken the time to visit Su's Official website, and especially to all those of you who have sent us news, photos and messages, over the last 168 months! To look back, please view the News Archive here.

.Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves
Sunday 7th September, 2014  
Following successful stints in Chelmsford and Swansea, Su and the Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves cast and crew have hit the road - During the next week they visit:

Sunday 7th September High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan 01494 512 000
Website
Monday 8th September Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre 01323 412 000
Website
Tuesday 9th September Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
Website
Wednesday 10th September Crewe Lyceum Theatre 01270 368 242
Website
Thursday 11th September New Brighton Floral Pavilion 0151 666 0000
Website
Friday 12th September Carlisle The Sands Centre 01228 633766
Website
Saturday 13th September Durham Gala Theatre 03000 266600
Website
Sunday 14th September Crawley The Hawth 01293 553636
Website

• Please keep an eye on the Ha Ha Hood! social networks for all the latest on the tour:
Official Website | Twitter | Facebook

.Can We Talk? Remembering Joan Rivers
Sunday 7th September, 2014  
Here at Su Online we were saddened to hear of the passing of comedy legend Joan Rivers this week. Su guested on Joan's UK chat show, Can We Talk?, in 1986. This aired on BBC2. Rest in Peace Joan, and thanks for making us laugh so many times over the years.

.Birmingham Mail: Su & Cannon and Ball in Birmingham
Sunday 7th September, 2014  
Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball star in Robin Hood comedy at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre

Ageing outlaws Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball are starring in a new comedy about Robin Hood. They tell Roz Laws why they're still young at heart

It's Robin Hood, but not as we know it. Maid Marian is hardly a maid any more, as she’s nearly a pensioner who has been divorced from Robin for 10 years. And Friar Tuck and Little John are in their seventies.

They are still living in Nottingham, even if it’s a little more modern these days – there’s a scene in a gym where the cast wear tracksuits rather than Lincoln green tights.

• Continue reading at the
Birmingham Mail.
.Su Online News Archive: June 2014
Sunday 7th September, 2014  
Su news for June 2014 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.Nantwich News: Interview: “Hi De Hi” star Su Pollard On Her Debut At Crewe Lyceum
Saturday 6th September, 2014  
Chatting to Su Pollard is like talking to an old friend.

The star of hit TV comedies like ‘Hi De Hi’, ‘You Rang M’Lord’ and ‘Oh Dr Beeching’ will be performing alongside Cannon and Ball in ‘Ha Ha Hood and The Prince of Leaves’ at Crewe Lyceum on September 10.

“In all the time I’ve been doing this, I’ve never performed at The Lyceum, I can’t believe it,” says Su, who has been making people laugh for decades.

“It just shows that there is always somewhere new you can go. “I’m looking forward to giving people a good laugh,” she adds.

• Continue reading at
Nantwich News.
.The Times: Celebrity Watch: Su Pollard
Saturday 6th September, 2014  
This week’s “Well — That Went Well, Didn’t It, Guys? That Was OK, Wasn’t It?” award goes to Peggy Ollerenshaw of Hi-Di-Hi!, otherwise known as the actress Su Pollard, who has been reminiscing about the time she met the Queen. “When I met the Queen I said: ‘Can we swap skins, ma’am?’,” Pollard recalled. “She has the most fantastic skin. She beamed at me.”

.BBC Radio Wales: Wynne Evan's Big Welsh Weekend
Saturday 6th September, 2014  
Su guested on Wynne Evan's Big Welsh Weekend on BBC Radio Wales yesterday afternoon. The programme, and Su's interview, is available for the next week at BBC iPlayer.

Wynne Evans meets comedy stars Miranda Hart and Su Pollard, and hosts a session from Radio Wales Welsh Artist of the Week, Ivan Moult.
.South Wales Evening Post: Su Pollard brings New Robin Hood Spoof To Swansea
Saturday 6th September, 2014  
Su Pollard is on her way to Swansea’s Grand Theatre in a new Robin Hood spoof. She tells us all about her latest show.

Comedy queen Su Pollard is on her way to Swansea this month with new Robin Hood spoof ‘Ha Ha Hood! and The Prince of Leaves,’ the latest production from the team responsible for Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hamlet!, and even Ha Ha Hitler!.

Talking ahead of her arrival, the Hi-de-Hi! star says it was a fellow comedy friend who convinced her to get onboard the touring production.

“I knew that the Ha Ha! productions had a fantastic cult following and that the creator, Ben Langley, had a good reputation in the industry,” says Su.

• Continue reading at the
South Wales Evening Post.
.County Times: Su Pollard Stars In An Outrageous Side-Splitting Romp
Saturday 6th September, 2014  
Cannon And Ball freely admit they are definitely in new territory with Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves, which sees them team up with Su Pollard on tour.

Venues include Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre on September 8, The Hawth, Crawley, on September 14, White Rock Theatre Hastings on September 17 and Brighton Theatre Royal on October 6.

Ten years after a messy divorce Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff once more. Little John and Friar Tuck, now considerably older and rougher around the edges, join the merry pair to try and save the citizens of Nottingham…

• Continue reading at the
West Sussex County Times.
.Ha Ha Hood!: 'The Stage' Chelmsford Civic Review
Wednesday 27th August, 2014  
Ha Ha Hood! and The Prince of Leaves
by Nick Dines

Following previous renditions of this successful parody series, including last year’s critically acclaimed Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hood and The Prince of Leaves provides a welcome escape from reality.

With Tommy Cannon in the guise of both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John and Bobby Ball thriving as Friar Tuck and Guy of Gisborne, as ever the duo are fuelled with an insatiable quest to entertain. Forever ad-libbing and preying on unsuspecting audience members, the pair admirably evolve with the times, even to the extent of taking selfies.

... With the added ingredient of Su Pollard as no-nonsense Maid Marian, dressed in her usual discreet way, the trio work well together. Showcasing her vocal range, Pollard delivers one of the most novel takeaway orders you’re likely to hear.

• Continue reading at
The Stage.
.Liverpool Echo: Su Pollard Has A Merry Time
Tuesday 26th August, 2014  
Su Pollard has a merry time as Ha Ha Hood! heads for the Floral Pavilion

New take on British legend heads for Merseyside

Su Pollard, it transpires, has been up “since the crack of dawn” – but all is well because she’s been kept going with copious supplies of bacon butties.

“I’m wafting the smell your way,” she laughs when she answers the phone for a chat.

Still, the 64-year-old is so naturally, and famously, ebullient, you can’t imagine a little thing like an early start dampening her spirits too much. It turns out it is all due to publicity duties for her new stage show, Ha Ha Hood! which is heading for Merseyside with two dates this autumn.

The show, penned by writer, director and actor Ben Langley (he’s playing the title role), the man behind last season’s Ha Ha Holmes, is a comical take on one of Britain’s most loved legends, that of the outlaw Robin Hood and his band of merry men fighting for the poor and oppressed in Sherwood Forest.

• Continue reading at the
Liverpool Echo.
.Ha Ha Hood!: 'Michael Gray's Arts Blog' Chelmsford Civic Review
Tuesday 26th August, 2014  
HA HA HOOD AND THE PRINCE OF LEAVES
at the Civic Theatre Chelmsford
22.08.2014

Three light entertainment legends on the Civic stage, as Ha Ha Hood chooses Chelmsford to launch its national tour. Sherlock Holmes last year, Robin Hood this, as the ageing outlaw teams up with Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Little John for madcap new adventures.

Cannon and Ball, no less, are the Merry Men, wisecracking their way through Sherwood Forest with catchphrases and ad libs galore.

Su Pollard, a genuine Nottingham lass, gets to play Maid Marian, who in this version has ended up as a nurse in colonic irrigation. Which gives some idea of the level of the humour here. [“Well, it's not Shakespeare, is it,” as Bobby Ball so rightly remarks.]

• Continue reading at
Michael Gray's Arts Blog.

.Ha Ha Hood!: Rehearsal Clip
Tuesday 26th August, 2014  
Su orders a takeaway! A short clip from the rehearsals of Ha Ha Hood!

.BBC Radio Essex: Tony Fisher Show: Su Interview
Thursday 21st August, 2014  
Su guested on Tony Fisher's show on BBC Radio Essex yesterday afternoon. The programme is available to listen to online at BBC iPlayer for the next six days. (Photo © BBC Radio Essex)

.Wirral News: Funny Robin Hood Panto with Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball
Thursday 21st August, 2014  
Old comedy favourites are coming to Wirral to appear a slapstick Robin Hood production. Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball are starring in Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves.

This brand new romp follows on from the hugely successful Ha Ha Holmes! UK tour last year and promises plenty of hilarious adventure through the heroic and daring world of Sherwood Forest.

• Continue reading at the
Wirral News.
.Heart Essex: Su Interview
Wednesday 20th August, 2014  
Su guested on Heart Essex Breakfast Show this morning. The interview is available to listen to here. (Photo © Heart Essex)

Since Su is off this week Martin thought he'd replace her with the only other Su who spells her name the same way…Su Pollard!

Su Pollard is in Essex this week performing in 'Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves' at Chelmsford City Theatres. Listen below to find out about the show and also if Su can spell other peoples names, unlike hers, correct.

.Ha Ha Hood!: Opens in Chelmsford
Wednesday 20th August, 2014  
Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves opened at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford last night. The show plays there right through until Saturday night.

After that there is a short break before the UK Tour gets fully underway on 4th and 5th September at The Grand Theatre, Swansea.

• Stay updated on all things Ha Ha Hood! -
Official Website | Twitter | Facebook
.Reader's Digest: Su Interview: "I Remember"
Wednesday 20th August, 2014  
Su is the cover star of the latest issue of Reader's Digest magazine. Read her interview online, at the publication's website, by clicking below.

In September's issue: Su Pollard: “I Remember”: The popular actress reminices about Hi-de-Hi, hitting the charts and coming second to a singing dog.

.Sunday Express: Five Things Su Pollard Can't Live Without
Monday 18th August, 2014  
My voice, parties and Skegness: Five things Su Pollard can't live without

Actress Su Pollard, 64, is best known for playing Peggy, the chalet maid in classic TV comedy Hi-de-Hi! She lives in north London.

1 My voice

I absolutely love singing and I have just returned from New Zealand where I was touring in a production of Annie.

I played the villainous Miss Hannigan and it was an absolute blast. In many ways my voice has become my trademark as it is pretty distinctive and people seem to recognise it wherever I go.

I was on an excursion to a little village in Greece recently when a local tapped me on the shoulder and blasted “Hi-de-Hi!”

2 Parties

I’m the kind of person who is definitely best in company and I love nothing better than a party. I’m impulsive and if I feel the urge for a shindig I will just text all my pals and invite them round for the evening.

• Continue reading at the
Sunday Express.
.Bucks Free Press: From Hi-De-Hi To Ha Ha Hood: Su Pollard Talks To Freetime
Monday 18th August, 2014  
Hi-De-Hi! brings back memories of lots of laughter for Su Pollard, who played Peggy in the popular series. And she is hoping to bring laughter to Wycombe and Aylesbury theatres this autumn, as she plays Maid Marian in Ha Ha Hood! And The Princes of Leaves.

The 64-year-old is Nottingham born, so it seems quite apt to take part in a show based on the legend of Robin Hood, who traditionally resides in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

• Continue reading at
Bucks Free Press.
.The Advertiser: Bulls-Eye For Wacky Su
Friday 15th August, 2014  
Su Pollard has finally landed the role of Maid Marian, just a tad before reaching retirement age, and reckons she’s thrilled to bits.

“Well, it’s better than being Maida Vale,” she jokes and immediately mentions co-stars Cannon and Ball as the main reason for touring the UK for a mass of one-nighters in comedy fare HA Ha Hood! (And The Prince Of Leaves).

“Bobby and Tommy play Guy of Gisborne and the Sheriff of Nottingham and then they double up as Friar Tuck and Little John. They keep nipping backstage and changing costume and this is a quite fast and frantic show. Under one umbrella you’ve got several

• Continue reading at
The Advertiser.

.Ha Ha Hood!: Trailer
Friday 15th August, 2014 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
The new trailer for Ha Ha Hood!

.Ha Ha Hood!: Su On The Radio!
Friday 15th August, 2014  
The third week of Ha Ha Hood! rehearsals are coming to a close and the first week of shows begin next Tuesday at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre (Tue 19th – Sat 23rd August - Book tickets by ringing 01245 606 505 or online).

As well as press and online interviews Su has also been guesting on various radio shows to promote the forthcoming UK tour - Over the last few days she has guested on Chelmsford Community Radio and BBC Radio Stoke.

There's sure to be more press and radio over the coming weeks.
.Slough Express: Robin Hood With A Difference For Su Pollard
Sunday 10th August, 2014  
Who better to play a famous Nottingham lass than an actress who was raised there and still proudly sports the trademark East Midlands accent?

Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard's latest role is playing Maid Marian in a Robin Hood story with a difference.

Ten years on from the legend as we know it, and Robin of Loxley and Marian have had a falling out. With the Sheriff of Nottingham up to his old tricks Marian tries to reunite the old gang to take him on once more.

The comedy sees a mix of old and new, with a Rocky Balboa boot-camp scene, a rendition of Bryan Adams' Prince of Thieves classic 'Everything I do' and later some old school mandolin strumming.

• Continue reading at the
Slough Express.
.Pointless Celebrities: Watch Online
Sunday 10th August, 2014  
Su and Ruth's marvellous episode of Pointless Celebrities, which aired on BBC1 yesterday, is now available to watch at BBC iPlayer. It will remain online until next Saturday. Click below to watch (UK residents only).

.Ha Ha Hood! Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Sunday 10th August, 2014  
Dispatch: Thrill-Packed Season Ahead: For the young ones there is Milkshake! Party Party Live and panto Ha Ha Hood! and the Prince of Leaves, starring Su Pollard and comedy duo Cannon and Ball - Continue reading...

Leamington Observer: Familiar faces at Leamington's Spa Centre: Also on the comedy front, Cannon and Ball team-up with Su Pollard take a trip to Sherwood Forest in Ha Ha Hood -
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Nottingham Post: Su Pollard joins Cannon and Ball for Robin Hood farce: Pollard plays Maid Marian. "Su Pollard is a comedy icon," says Langley. "She makes for a perfect menopausal Marian, cutting her comedy chops on hit BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi! as scatty chalet maid Peggy. Su cemented her camp credentials with comedies You Rang, M'lord and Oh, Doctor Beeching, and is a musical theatre and pantomime heroine!" -
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Chelmsford Weekly News: Ha Ha Hood!: AN all–star cast is coming Chelsmford later this month for a show described as the “funniest farce in the forest!” -
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Broadway World Scotland: Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow: Comedy queen Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M'Lord) and comedy duo Cannon and Ball team up for an all-out outrageous side splitting romp -
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Redditch Standard: A whole new look at Robin Hood: So you think you know the story of Robin Hood? Well think again as a new hilarious retelling of the tale comes to the Palace Theatre in Redditch -
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.Good Morning Britain: Watch Online
Friday 8th August, 2014  
Su and Cannon & Ball's short guest appearance on yesterday's Good Morning Britain is available to watch online at the programme's website. Click below to view.

Hi-de-hi Cannon, Ball and Su Pollard!

What does Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus have in common with Su Pollard? ... They're all on tour! That's right, comedy legends Cannon and Ball and Su are teaming up for some summer fun, as they're all touring with Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves, they join us in the studio to talk about their tour!

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Good Morning Britain.

.Su on TV: Good Morning Britain TODAY!
Thursday 7th August, 2014  
A reminder that Su will be a guest on Good Morning Britain today. She is appearing alongside her Ha Ha Hood! co-stars Cannon & Ball and is scheduled to be interviewed at approximately 8.20am.

The full programme will be available to watch online, UK residents only, for one week following its broadcast.

Good Morning Britain: ITV: Thursday 7th August: From 6am
Breakfast show bringing the latest news, sport and weather to the nation presented by Ben Shephard, Charlotte Hawkins and Ranvir Singh. Comedy duo Cannon and Ball and Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard chat about touring the UK with the comedy Ha Ha Hood! and the Prince of Leaves.
.Ha Ha Hood!: Win Tickets
Thursday 7th August, 2014  
Various websites/magazines are offering visitors/readers the chance to win tickets to see Su and Cannon & Ball in Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves. Here are a few Su Online has spotted...

Win Tickets to see Su Pollard & Cannon and Ball in Ha Ha Hood! UK Tour

Click on the following links for further details and info on how to enter:
Chat; Woman's Own, What's On TV, Pick Me Up.
.Su Online News Archive: May 2014
Thursday 7th August, 2014  
Su news for May 2014 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.Pointless Celebrities: Episode 1: Meet The Celebs
Monday 4th August, 2014  
Pointless Celebrities returns with a new series this Saturday and here's a great photo of Su and Ruth from the show, View the others taking part by clicking below. (Photo © BBC)

.The Sussex Newspaper: Comedy Legends Star In The Funniest Farce In The Forest
Monday 4th August, 2014  
Comedy queen Su Pollard and comedy duo Cannon and Ball are teaming up for an all-out side splitting romp, Ha Ha Hood! and the Prince of Leaves.

During a break in rehearsals I spoke to Su to ask her about life on the road, making people laugh and her forty years at the top of the showbusiness ladder…

So, you’re heading out on the road again?
Yes, it’s amazing. Shirley Maclaine always calls herself a gypsy and I think I’ve always been a bit of a gypsy too really. I quite like being on the road, it’s something that sort of goes with the territory. If you’re not doing a TV series or you’re not working in the West End you tend to be “on the road” and with this show it’s great because, if you don’t like a place, you’re only there for one day and then you move on.

That life must be exhausting though.
Oh, it can be, definitely. The thing is, once you get used to it, you kind of get into your own routine and you get to know the sort of stamina that you need and you work out how to pace yourself. Of course, the great thing about a big tour like this is that you can go and see your mates all round the country. I have a few friends who have left London and now live in Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells and I’m really looking forward to seeing them and catching up.

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The Sussex Newspaper.

.Ha Ha Hood! Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Monday 4th August, 2014  
Swindon Advertiser: Win tickets to the Wycombe Swan: Tickets to see Ha ha Hood! up for grabs (Closes 7th August) - More details here...

First Week: Rehearsals for the first week were completed on Friday. The entire cast and crew thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to this week!

Swansea Grand Theatre: Ha Ha Hood! is included on the cover of the Grand's Autumn/Winter brochure -
Browse it here...

Churchill Theatre: "@HaHaShows starring #supollard @TheBobbyBall @TheTommyCannon now has pride of place outside the theatre! #excited" -
View their photo...
.The Enquirer: Having A Laugh With Maid Su Pollard
Friday 1st August, 2014  
Eccentric, kooky and downright hilarious, there’s no denying that Su Pollard is quite a character.

Known for playing the loveable and ditsy Peggy in 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi as well as Ivy Tisdale in You Rang M’lord, she’s since become notorious for her northern twang, unique style and those bright signature specs.

Now, having just starred as Miss Hannigan in the New Zealand tour of Annie, the blonde bombshell is travelling back to medieval times to take on Nottinghamshire’s feistiest female, Maid Marion in the UK tour of Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves.

Erupting into song when I call her at her home in London – she’s still on a high from touring with Annie – she tells me that she’s slightly jetlagged from her flight home from New Zealand, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell.

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The Enquirer.
.Chingford Guardian: Su Pollard And Cannon And Ball On Robin Hood And Marian
Friday 1st August, 2014  
Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball on Robin Hood and Marian ahead of show Ha Ha Hood!

Su Pollard, best known for her roles in Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M’Lord?, and comedy duo Cannon and Ball talk to Freetime before they take to the stage in Ha Ha Hood! A hilarious, laugh out loud new romp of a show. Su, Bobby and Tommy tell us why they love this production.

What appealed to you about this production?
Su: I knew that the Ha Ha! productions had a fantastic cult following and that the creator Ben Langley had a good reputation in the industry. Then my friend Joe Pasquale, who starred in Ha Ha Holmes! last year, said to me, “It’s great fun. You’ll have a fabulous time!” so I thought, “Give it a go!”. I also really like the way the Ha Ha! brand takes a familiar story or set of characters and puts its own unique stamp on it.

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Chingford Guardian.
.Su @ Fubar Radio
Friday 1st August, 2014  
Su guested on Fubar Radio on Wednesday. Click below to visit the station's Twitter page. (Photo © Fubar Radio)

.Su on TV: Pointless Celebrities
Friday 1st August, 2014  
The air time for the first edition of the latest series of Pointless Celebrities, featuring Su and Ruth Madoc, has now been confirmed...

Pointless Celebrities: BBC 1: Saturday 9th August: 5.40pm
Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special celebrity edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson, Ronni Ancona and Phil Cornwell, Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc and Josh Widdicombe and Sara Pascoe.

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here to watch a clip of Su from her previous appearance on Pointless.

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