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 JULY 2011 NEWS:
.Annie 2002 - 2011: Coming Soon to Su Online
Sunday 31st July, 2011 Site News
Marking Su's final Annie UK tour and in celebration of 10 years playing Miss Hannigan to numerous rave reviews... Coming Soon... We will be bringing you a comprehensive, dedicated section covering the six tours of the musical: Tour dates, cast & crew, reviews & much more!

.Yorkshire Evening Post: Annie at The Alhambra, Bradford
Sunday 31st July, 2011 Interview
A new Su interview, published in Thursday's 'Yorkshire Evening Post'.

Yes, she’s back, the artiste formerly known as Peggy Ollerenshaw returns as everyone’s favourite drunken orphanage owner, Miss Hannigan.

And why does Su Pollard get the chance to continually reprise one of the most sought-after parts in musical theatre? Because at 61 she’s still one of the best singers in the business.

Which may come as a surprise to anyone who has yet to see the touring version of Annie, which comes to Bradford in six weeks time, not least because most people over the age of 35 remember her as Hi-de-Hi’s favourite yellow coat wannabe.

But Su insists her longevity and popular appeal rests in more than just being held in high esteem among theatre producers.

“I like to think that I’m very approachable,” she says “I allow myself to be approachable because if it wasn’t for people out there I wouldn’t have a career.

• Read the full interview at the 'Yorkshire Evening Post' website,

.Annie 2011: UK Tour Press Reports
Friday 29th July, 2011 Theatre
There's just over a month until the Autumn 2011 UK Tour of Annie opens, at Lincoln's Theatre Royal. There have been numerous recent press reports on the forthcoming tour, which will play 15 theatres over four months, here are just a few:

What's On Stage: Annie heads to Manchester and Blackpool; What's On Stage: New Season Announced - Lighthouse, Poole; What's On Live: Annie at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton; Bradford Theatres: Outstanding Autumn season at Bradford Theatres 2011; Telegraph & Argus: The curtain has risen on a new season of entertainment in Bradford; Discover Northern Ireland: Annie in Derry; What's On in Milton Keynes: Annie at Milton Keynes Theatre; Express & Star: Top stars to shine in Wolverhampton Grand’s new season.

• View the full Annie 2011 tour dates, links to book tickets, and more, here.

• You can also now follow the Annie UK 2011 Tour on Twitter.

.Su on TV: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Monday 25th July, 2011 Television
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD - Saturday 6th August : 11.10pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD +1 - Sunday 7th August : 00.40am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD - Sunday 7th August : 1.50am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD +1 - Sunday 7th August : 2.50am

Singing in the Drain. Series 3, episode 5. Kathy Burke in the in-your-face comedy with the hapless flatmates with every personality flaw going. Linda finally realises her ambition to become a model. Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Brian Bovell, Beth Goddard, Su Pollard and Jonathan Harvey.

• It's now 10 years since Su played Heidi Honeycomb, "singing teacher to the stars" in Gimme Gimme Gimme. Visit Su Online's dedicated Gimme page at our Television section, here.

.Bradford Telegraph & Argus: Su’s Back With More of Annie
Friday 22nd July, 2011 Interview
A new Su interview, published yesterday by the 'Bradford Telegraph & Argus'.

The heart-warming story of an orphan girl and her faithful dog returns to Bradford this summer.

From its Broadway beginnings to the much-loved film version, the rags-to-riches story of Annie’s adventures from a New York orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks has charmed audiences across the world.

Su Pollard reprises her role as dastardly, gin-soaked Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage – mostly into the ground. "The show is larger than life, it's like panto, really," says Su. "Annie is like Cinderella and Miss Hannigan is the Wicked Queen. It’s about triumph over misery."

• Read the full article at the 'Bradford Telegraph & Argus' website,

.This Morning: Live In Brighton
Thursday 14th July, 2011 Television
On Monday Stacey Solomon and Brian Dowling will kick off This Morning Summer with a live broadcast from Brighton Beach!

They'll be joined by Imogen Thomas and Su Pollard, who will be searching for Brighton’s best Hunk In Trunks, breaking a world record, and chatting to special guest Dom Joly.

Everyone’s invited to join in the fun so head to Brighton – rain or shine! Please arrive at 10am next to the Ohso Social bar and restaurant.

This is just the start of the fun - This Morning will be travelling to the country’s biggest and best beaches all summer, so keep an eye out for the locations.
.Su on TV: This Morning
Thursday 14th July, 2011 Television
This Morning : ITV1 - Monday 18th July : 10.30am
Live from Brighton, with Stacey Solomon and Brian Dowling, joined by Su Pollard and Imogen Thomas.
.Annie Promo Video @ 'You Tube'
Tuesday 12th July, 2011 Theatre
Annie plays the Poole Lighthouse at the beginning of October. The venue has uploaded a video, promoting the dates, at 'You Tube' with some fantastic Annie tour footage. View the video here, and please click on the screen captures below for larger versions.

.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Tuesday 12th July, 2011 Newsy Bits
• A great photo of Su, from 2008, is included in a new article at 'Littlehampton Gazette':

Show Must Go On For Razzamataz

The show must go on for Littlehampton stage school Razzamataz, but for its founder and principal Ellen Jameson, the curtain is coming down on her five years at the helm. Ellen is handing over Littlehampton Razzamataz to new owners this summer, and will then spend more time in Miami Beach, Florida, where she was living and running a theatre company before setting up her venture here.

• We told you last week that Su will soon be a "Roving Reporter" on This Morning. View a little more info about this in an article just published by 'The Sun',
.Su Online News Archive: April 2011
Tuesday 12th July, 2011 Site News
Our Su news for April 2011 is now archived. Look back on press interviews with the 'Derby Telegraph', 'Nottingham Evening Post', 'Devon Herald Express' and' Plymouth Herald', a radio interview from 'BBC Radio Devon', the lastest Annie updates and more! Visit our archive here.

.Su Joins 'This Morning' This Summer
Saturday 9th July, 2011 Television
Su will be presenting a Summer series of outside broadcasts for ITV1's This Morning, from various popular holiday resorts. No locations are as yet confirmed but they may include Benidorm, Blackpool, and Great Yarmouth.

The reports will air over four weeks, possibly beginning next week, but do please check your TV guides/listings, and also keep an eye on the This Morning
website, if you don't want to miss these.

We will bring you further info as soon as possible.

Immediately after her stint as a roving reporter on This Morning Su begins rehearsals for the Autumn Annie tour. Busy, busy, busy!!
.Su Attends The 'ITV Summer Party' in London
Saturday 9th July, 2011 Events
Su attended the annual ITV Summer Party in London on Wednesday night

The stars of ITV's reality shows, dramas and lifestyle programmes gathered at the bash for a celebration thrown by the broadcaster.

Su caught up with a variety of her showbiz pals at the bash, including the cast of Benidorm, Anneka Rice (whom she did panto with in 1985) and Ant & Dec who tried, yet again, to persuade her to go on I’m A Celebrity!

.Annie 2011: Confirmed Autumn UK Tour Dates
Thursday 7th July, 2011 Theatre
Su Online is happy to update you with the full roster of confirmed dates for the Autumn leg of the Annie 2011 Tour.

Su and the Annie cast and crew will be visiting 15 venues between the beginning of September and the end of December, including a short stay at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, a two week residency at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, and rounding off the tour, and year, with another fortnight as The Cambridge Corn Exchange Christmas show 2011!

As previously reported, these dates will be Su's final outing as the dastardly Miss Hannigan, a role she has truly made her own over the last decade. She has received numerous rave reviews for the role and the Autumn tour will be your very last opportunity to catch Su at her wicked, and comedic, best.

1 - 3 September • Theatre Royal, Lincoln
Box Office: 01522 519999 •

6 - 10 September • Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Box Office 01274 432 000 •

13 - 24 September • The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Box Office: +353 (01) 6771717 •

27 September - 1 October • King's Theatre, Glasgow
Box Office: 0844 871 7648 •

4 - 8 October • Poole Lighthouse
Box Office: 0844 406 8666 •

11 - 15 October • Festival Theatre, Malvern
Box Office: 01684 892277 •

17 - 22 October • Barbican Theatre, York
Box Office: 0844 854 2757 •

25 - 29 October • The Lyceum, Sheffield
Box Office: 0114 249 6000 •

1 - 5 November • The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Box Office: 01902 429212 •

8 - 12 November • Palace Theatre, Manchester
Box Office: 0844 847 2277 •

15 - 19 November • Millennium Forum, Derry
Box Office: 028 7126 4455 •

22 - 26 November • The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Box Office: 01253 290190 •

29 November - 3 December • Empire Theatre, Sunderland
Box Office: 0844 847 2499 •

5 - 10 December • Scunthorpe Bath Halls
Box Office: 01724 277733 • ( No current website )

The Cambridge Corn Exchange Christmas show 2011!
17 - 31 December • The Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Box Office: 01223 357851 •

.Su Online: 'Music & Discography' Updated
Sunday 3rd July, 2011 Music
Su Online's 'Music & Discography' page has been updated, with details on Su's album releases. View the page, here, for info and tracklist details. The 'Music' page also includes everything you need to know on all of Su's single releases.

• Still to be added, information on the many compilation albums Su has contributed to over the years!
.Su on No. 73 in 1982!
Sunday 3rd July, 2011 • Thanks to Nic Ayling Television
Now at 'You Tube', Su guesting on ITV's No. 73 in January 1982. Other guests include Mick Karn & Steve Jansen of Japan, and Pookiesnackenburger. The presenter was Sandi Toksvig.