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June 28, 2005: 'Internet Magazine': Theatreworld - The Vagina Monologue
The Vagina Monologues 2005Theatreworld: The Vagina Monologues
Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 2 July 2005 
 

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES returns to Sheffield this season and it’s as feisty and funny as ever. Hilarious and profoundly moving by turns the show continues to be the ultimate girls’ night out while providing essential knowledge for all genders. 

Based on author Eve Ensler's 'Vagina Interviews' conducted with women from all around the world, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES gives voice to a chorus of uproariously funny and thoroughly human stories about women and their sexuality. The script is drawn from the experiences of a diverse group of women ranging from a Long Island antiques dealer to a Bosnian refugee and explores the humour, power, pain, outrage and excitement hidden in vaginas. Sex has never been funnier or more poignant than in this collection of highly original stories. It’s as sharp and witty as SEX AND THE CITY, as unmissable as FRIENDS and as funny as SMACK THE PONY. 

This multi-award winning show has been performed by a variety of remarkable women. This production will star the actress, singer, model and recent BIG BROTHER contestant Caprice, HI-DI-HI favourite Su Pollard and Ellen Thomas perhaps best known for her role as Liz in TEACHERS for Channel 4. 

June 28, 2005: 'Dig yorkshire - See The Vagina Monologues
SEE THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Laugh-out-loud as the Vagina Monologues, based on interviews with 200 women, bursts in on Sheffield, with model Caprice and Hi-Di-Hi! star Su Pollard. Reality viewing that is smart, salacious and fully entertaining. 

June 28, 2005: 'Sheffield Unleashed' - The Vagina Monologues
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES returns to Sheffield this season and it’s as feisty and funny as ever. Hilarious and profoundly moving by turns the show continues to be the ultimate girls’ night out while providing essential knowledge for all genders.

Based on author Eve Ensler's 'Vagina Interviews' conducted with women from all around the world, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES gives voice to a chorus of uproariously funny and thoroughly human stories about women and their sexuality. The script is drawn from the experiences of a diverse group of women ranging from a Long Island antiques dealer to a Bosnian refugee and explores the humour, power, pain, outrage and excitement hidden in vaginas. Sex has never been funnier or more poignant than in this collection of highly original stories. It’s as sharp and witty as SEX AND THE CITY, as unmissable as FRIENDS and as funny as SMACK THE PONY.

This multi-award winning show has been performed by a variety of remarkable women. This production will star the actress, singer, model and recent BIG BROTHER contestant Caprice, HI-DI-HI favourite Su Pollard and Ellen Thomas perhaps best known for her role as Liz in TEACHERS for Channel 4. 

June 12, 2005: 'Vagina Monologues' update
The Vagina Monologues (starring Su Pollard)
Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 2 July 2005
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Prices from 16:
For further details or to book, please contact the Ticket Office on (0114) 2496000

Tudor Square
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 2LA

June 12, 2005: Su's latest webletter
Su's latest webletterSu's latest webletter, and her first of 2005, is now online.

Please click the picture for an enjoyable read on what Su has been up to over the past six months or so!

A trip to Australia, catching up with friends, making ads, fashion shows, and a bit of "pottering" too! It's been a busy half-year!

June 12, 2005: Home-tek and Su
Su is currently part of another 'Home-tek' advertising campaign:

"Home-tek International Limited is delighted to announce that "Hi-De-Hi!" star, Miss Su Pollard will be appearing in a further series of adverts during May and June in 2005. 
Miss Pollard will be promoting the Carpet Wizard, a cordless, rechargeable, lightweight carpet sweeper. as well as additional products.

This campaign will be broadcas on national TV across a number of channels, including ITV1."

May 25, 2005: 'Waltham Forest Guardian' - Evergreen Su is the Hi-de-Hi surprise
Waltham Forest Guardian - 16th May 05Su was featured in the 'Waltham Forest Guardian' last week...

Neighbours who opened their gardens to the public were joined by a surprise celebrity guest.

Su Pollard, the actress most famous for her role in BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi, called in last Sunday to look around the five gardens in Elmsdale Road, Walthamstow.

The event was organised as part of the National Garden Scheme to raise money for the charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Just over 1,300 was collected from the sale of tickets, refreshments and cakes.

Chris Franche, organiser and Elmsdale Road resident, said around 200 visitors helped to make the day a great success.

Neil Gerrard, MP for Walthamstow, officially opened the gardens and enjoyed taking a look round.

Ms Franche said: "This was the first year that we've had such a well known celebrity joining us. It was great.

"Su Pollard is a friend of one of the neighbours and she stopped by for a couple of hours, had a good look round and chatted with the visitors.

"The day is really about community spirit and trying to help the charities. Everybody had a good time and we're hoping to hold the event again next year."

by Jenny Clarke
Monday 16th May 2005

May 16, 2005: A SNIPPET from Su
Su's SnippetsSu has sent us a postcard with a brief update of what has been going on in Pollardville over the past few months.

Please click on the picture for a new "Snippet" from Su, her first of 2005. The new website LETTER will be available very soon - we promise.

May 16, 2005: Su on TV
Little Robots : CBeebies - Saturday 21st May : 1.45pm
Little Robots : CBeebies - Saturday 21st May : 4.45pm
Scary, Scary. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends. Scary manages to frighten the robots accidentally.

Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 22nd May : 1.45pm
Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 22nd May : 4.45pm
Hole in The Sky. Animated series about Tiny and his Little Robot friends. Rusty is horrified to discover a hole in the sky above her house.

Little Robots : CBeebies - Saturday 28th May : 1.45pm
Little Robots : CBeebies - Saturday 28th May : 4.45pm
Spotty's Big Idea. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends. Spotty decides she wants to be an artist, and builds a huge sculpture from junk. But when she tries to add the finishing touch, her creation collapses.

May 16, 2005: Search Su!
Just added to SuOnline - a new SEARCH function.

Located at the foot of the Index page, it will help you find website content with more ease. Plus you can also search Google from the comfort of SuOnline too!

May 10, 2005: Su to return to 'The Vagina Monolgues'
The Vagina Monologues 2005Su, for a limited run, will be once again guesting in The Vagina Monologues in the next few months. She, of course, guested in the production at selected theatres on the UK tour in 2003.

One date, with Su included, has already been confirmed, in Sheffield - late June.

Sheffield Theatres are pleased to announce that The Vagina Monologues is included in their Summer season. 

The Vagina Monologues is a fascinating, hilarious, engrossing, moving and occasionally outrageous collection of stories about women and their lives. It is based on a series of 200 'vagina' interviews conducted by author Eve Ensler with a wide range of women. The Vagina Monologues is a unique evening in the theatre and essential knowledge for all genders."

This production will star the actress, singer, model and recent Big Brother contestant Caprice, Hi-Di-Hi! favourite Su Pollard and Ellen Thomas perhaps best known for her role as Liz in Teachers for Channel 4.

The Vagina Monologues will run from Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 2 July 2005 with performances starting at 7.45 pm from Tuesday – Thursday, 6pm and 9pm on Friday and 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are available now from: 0114 249 6000 

Further information on Su's 2005 VAG MON appearances will be included on SuOnline's NEWS page as and when it becomes available. Stay tuned!

May 10, 2005: Su newsy bits & pieces!
Su - out and about!• Su was recently photographed out and about. Enjoying herself, and having a great time with her friends.

Su is photographed with Anita Harris and Bobby Crush.

• In the coming weeks she will be rehearsing and learning lines for her forthcoming appearances in The Vagina Monologues (see above). There alre also a number of other projects in the pipeline.

This includes more work on her revised one-woman-show, Lady In Waiting, further recordings for Little Robots, and a couple of other exciting developments.

• In a recent interview in Sheffield, actor/presenter Peter Levy was asked "Looking back at the TV shows you appeared in, who do you consider the best actor/actress that you've ever worked with?"

He replied: "Su Pollard" Bravo!

May 10, 2005: Little Robots - Region 1 DVD
Little Robots - Region 1 DVDLittle Robots is now available on Region 1 (US and Canada) DVD, with the title 'Robot Race Day' recently going on sale.

"Featuring the voice talents of Martin Clunes (Stripy), Lenny Henry (Sporty), Su Pollard (Noisy) and many others. The Little Robots have big ideas, big smiles and a big future! Tiny and his Little Robot friends are pioneers and builders of a brand new world. Finding themselves abandoned on a metal scrap heap, they use their combined skills, vision and imagination to turn the nuts, bolt and junk around them into a place they can call home."

This follows the Region 2 release of 'Hooray! Lets Build & Play!' in late 2003.

May 8, 2005: Su on TV
Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 8th May : 1.45pm
Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 8th May : 4.45pm
Repeat After Me. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends, who create their own world from the scrapheap on which they find themselves abandoned. Stripy speeds up but the others decide he was better being slow.

Little Robots : CBeebies - Saturday 14th May : 1.45pm
Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 15th May : 4.45pm
Sparkle Day. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends, who create their own world from the scrapheap on which they find themselves abandoned. It's Sparkle Day, which is a very important day in the Little Robots calender.

Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 15th May : 1.45pm
Little Robots : CBeebies - Sunday 15th May : 4.45pm
Stripy on The Ball. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends. Stripy makes a ball but the Sparky Twins steal it. They get trapped and have to be rescued by the robots, and they all play a game with the ball.

May 8, 2005: Health & Home Shopping
Su is currently part of an advertising campaign for the 'Health & Home Shopping' organisation. She is featured in many of the UK's tabloid newspapers promoting the products.

Their slogan, quoted by Su is: "Simply brilliant, brilliantly simple!

May 8, 2005: 'The Mirror' - Surveillance
Su was recently mentioned, and pictured, in the SURVEILLANCE section the UK newspaper 'The Mirror':

Paul Nichols looking scruffy on the tube... The Cheeky Girls dancing on a table and singing out of tune at London's Bar Soho... Su Pollard in a skimpy outfit at the Criterion Theatre... Janet Street Porter and Kevin Spacey having dinner at Fifty St James while retail tycoon Philip Green placed 40,000 bets in the casino...

April 7, 2005: 'Islington Gazette' - They won't get me in the jungle, vows Su
Islington Gazette - March 2005Su was interviewed by the 'Islington Gazette' last week. The interview was also published in the 'Tottenham, Wood Green & Edmonton Journal':

It's 25 years since classic comedy Hi De Hi! left our TV screens - but kids still call at Su Pollard's home asking for Peggy.

Su, who lives off Liverpool Road, Islington, made her name as the Maplins maid who dreamed of being a yellow coat.

And it is a measure of the show's enduring popularity that so many still remember it.

"I never mind people coming up to me and saying 'Hi De Hi!', especially some of the younger ones - especially when you think it was 25 years ago now," says Su.

"It's been repeated recently on UKTV Gold, which is how they know me. 

"I don't like to disappoint them so when they ask for Peggy, so I always say 'No, I'm afraid Peggy's not here at the moment but I'm sure she'll be popping back later and I'll tell her you called'." 

Su has spent the past weeks appearing in a line-dancing competition on Channel Four's Richard and Judy.

"I'm not too bad at dancing. However, I always say I have trouble with my balls - the balls of my feet that is. It's my weight transference. Singing comes far more naturally to me. 

"I am quite slow at learning dancing. I do get there in the end but have to go over the moves. I won't go into the jungle like Jordan did - but I will do line-dancing."

Su, 55, first came to Islington in the 1980s when she rented a flat near Upper Street. "It was what some people might call a bit of a dodgy area then," said Su.

"It was before it perked up, but I thought this area had potential. I liked it straight away and I've always loved living here. 

"I love Mr Patel the newsagent over the road from my house in Liverpool Road - they've got everything you could want, and I love the way I can walk to the West End.

"I love all my neighbours and the people you meet here are marvellous. Everyone has a nice word for everyone else and it doesn't matter if you're on the TV or not. I'm very happy to be in the borough and have no intention of moving." 

Su adds: "You see some of the families who grew up with Hi-De-Hi! the first time and they've got their own families now, and they are enjoying what their mums did 25 years ago.

"It was lovely to do work on Hi-De-Hi! and do something that was so popular. In its heyday in its Christmas special edition it got an audience of 26 million people, which is just an inconceivable figure now."

Su signed up for the line dancing competition when she returned from a holiday in Australia following a stint as booze-guzzling, mean Miss Hannigan in a touring production of Annie.

"It's all systems go now," she says. "I've also got a new series of Little Robots with Lenny Henry and Martin Clunes and a fashion-shoot coming up in New York.

"I love being busy and I won't close any doors but I'll only do something if I like the vibe and feel the quality of the work."

Su is also planning to return to the stage with a one-woman show as she did in the 1980s. And she will not rule out playing in her very own Islington.

"You've always got great venues here like the Union Chapel, it would be great," said Su. "It was so much fun last time and I can't wait to do it again.

April 7, 2005: Su in 2005?
• Su is currently recording yet another series of the hugely popular children's animation Little Robots. She will, once again, be voicing the character of Noisy. Also aboard again are Lenny Henry and Martin Clunes.

• This year will see serious work being undertaken on Su's resurrected one-woman-show. Expect updates on this exciting project as and when Su gives us confirmation. The "working title" is Lady In Waiting.

• Su will soon be flying off to New York for a fashion shoot.

• There are talks of overseas tours of A Happy Medium, in which Su starred earlier in 2004, including a visit to Australia. Su is very keen to reprise her role as Ellen Small: "It was a great vehicle for a female performer and I was only off stage for five minutes - apart from the interval! - for the whole show. It was a marathon but it was marvellous. 

April 6, 2005: Su on TV
Little Robots : BBC2 - Thursday 7th April - 10.15am
United. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends, who create their own world from the scrapheap on which they find themselves abandoned. Stripy needs to borrow some oil from Tiny, but how can he do it without spoiling Tiny's surprise present?

Gimme Gimme Gimme : Saturday 9th April - UKTV Gold : 10.20pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : Saturday 9th April - UKTV Gold Plus 1 : 11.20pm
Singing in The Drain. Series 3, episode 5. Sitcom about two flatmates who have nothing in common apart from their outrageous attitude to life and their taste in men. Linda finally realises her ambition to become a model, while Tom secures an audition for a West-End musical. Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Brian Bovell, Beth Goddard, Su Pollard, and Jonathan Harvey.

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