interviewed Su last week. The feature
mainly covers Annie, which has
been wowing the crowds at the Belgrade
Theatre this week.
Su's so bad -
hitting the bottle, hates kids and wants
to find the man of her dreams.
Pollard is having the time of her life
being thoroughly nasty and wicked.
one-time sweet-natured chalet maid Peggy
has been transformed into a booze-guzzling
harpy for family musical Annie. Su
appears as mean orphanage boss Miss
Hannigan and says she has no worries
working with both children and animals.
dogs a little excitable, she
admits, but the children are superb
and the music is so great. Ive
always wanted to be in Annie because I
just love the music so much. Weve
got a brilliant cast and, frankly, Im
having a ball. Its fantastic.
the reasons Su is enjoying going on stage
every night is she gets the chance to
play a real horror.
Hannigan doesnt like these kids at
all, screams Su with delight.
She cant stand them and they
can't stand her. But, poor cow, shes
not got a lot going for her, has she? Shes
desperate to find a man, but shes
got no chance.
a complete change of character for Su who
first came to public attention playing
Yellow Coat wannabe Peggy in long-running
TV comedy Hi-De-Hi. Her career has been
busy every since and shes is a
veteran when it comes to touring. She was
on the road earlier this year in Pirates
of Penzance and will be starring in Annie
before heading off to panto to play
another audience-hissing nasty in Snow
love touring and going to new places,
she insists. I just wish Annie was
a longer tour, I really do. Its
great to be in a show thats so
popular and it is something the whole
family can come and see.
she has plans to revamp her stage show
for the Edinburgh Festival next year and
shes been working with Lenny Henry,
Mel and Sue and Martin Clunes doing a
voice-over for a new childrens
series called The Little Robot.
voice a character called Miss Nosey,
she squeals with laughter and happily
heads off to slip into the guise of Miss
Hannigan again and practice being mean to
a few more kids.