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.Annie 2011: 'STV.TV' Review: Annie At The King’s, Glasgow, Is A Musical Treat
Friday 30th September, 2011 Theatre Review
King's Theatre, Glasgow
By Alan Chadwick

Family favourite starring Su Pollard has lost none of its feelgood charm

Packed full of show stopping numbers, including the classics Tomorrow and It’s a Hard-Knock Life, the Dickensian triumph- over-adversity sentimentality of Annie may a bit too sugar coated for some tastes. But then again, in these times maybe we could all do with some Depression-lifting optimism. And Annie has it in spades.

Former Hi De Hi star Su Pollard steals the show here as the tyrannical, sex starved, alcoholic orphanage matron, Miss Hannigan, her performance full of adept physical comedy

• Read the full review, at 'STV.TV',
.Annie 2011: 'UKTheatre.Net' Review
Friday 30th September, 2011 Theatre Review
King's Theatre, Glasgow
By Jon Cuthbertson

Amongst these kids we discover “Little Orphan Annie” – on opening night played by charming 10 year old Welsh girl Rachel Hall - as she scrubs the floors of the New York Municipal Orphanage, under the watchful eye of Miss Hannigan, played with relish by Su Pollard. Ms Pollard takes this opportunity to remind the audience of the singing voice that first set her on the road to stardom, with great renditions of “Little Girls” and the trio “Easy Street” alongside onstage brother Rooster (Philip Andrew) and his girlfriend Lily St Regis (Kerry George).

• Read the full review, at 'UKTheatre.Net',
.Su on BBC Scotland's MacAulay & Co Today!
Thursday 29th September, 2011 Radio Interview
Su is guesting on MacAulay & Co on 'BBC Radio Scotland' this morning: The show airs between 10.30am to Midday. Listen live at the website or catch up later at BBC iPlayer.

Fred will be speaking to Katie McGrath who plays the part of Morgana in BBC drama Merlin and Su Pollard will be live in the studio to tell us about her latest theatre role.
.Su Pays Tribute To David Croft
Wednesday 28th September, 2011 s
Su's tribute to 'mentor'

Nottingham-born comedy actress Su Pollard says the death of sitcom writer David Croft has left her "heartbroken".

Mr Croft died yesterday in his holiday home in Portugal at the age of 89.

Ms Pollard, who worked with Mr Croft between 1984 and 2000 on hit TV show Hi-De-Hi, said the artist had been "a great mentor" to her. She added: "I think I've never been as heartbroken since I've lost my dad.

"I owe him so much. He was a fantastic man and a great part of my life. I cannot speak highly enough of him. He will always have a very special place in my heart."

News Source:
This is Nottingham
.Rest In Peace David Croft O.B.E.
Wednesday 28th September, 2011 s
It is with much sadness that Su Online reports the death of David Croft O.B.E., co-creator of some of television's most memorable and best loved situation comedies.

David, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Portugal yesterday, was a true showbusiness legend whose rosta of BBC comedies kept the world laughing for some forty years. His comedies, co-written with Jimmy Perry O.B.E. and Jeremy Lloyd, continue to be seen around the world.

David's work gave many, including Su, their big break, and brought laughter to many millions over the years. That laughter will continue for generations to come... We salute you David Croft. Rest in Peace.

Visit The Official David Croft
website | View David Croft: Five of his best TV shows at 'Digital Spy' | Read Mark Lawson's tribute to David at 'The Guardian' website | 'The Guardian' Obituary
.Glasgow Evening Times: Lucky Six For Su
Wednesday 28th September, 2011 Press Clips
Su Pollard might be 61 but when she comes to Glasgow she admits she likes to live it up.

The bubbly actress, who is back in the city tonight playing Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie, revealed she likes to go to Sauchiehall Street nightspot The Garage when she has a night off.

She said: “I like Sauchiehall Street, and I like going to The Garage. It’s mostly for young students but it’s great. I love it. I love the music there.”
.Vectis Radio: Macca And Su Pollard: Su Interview
Tuesday 27th September, 2011 Radio Interview
There's a great new Su interview from 'Vectis Radio', The Isle Of Wight Community Radio Station, now available online to listen to at the station's website..

Macca Chats to the lovely Su pollard about her rear of the year award, Hi De Hi, her love of Nottingham Forest and generally just cheered us up!!!

• Visit 'Vectis Radio'
here to listen.
.Sunday World: Su Drops In To Say Hi-De-Hi
Tuesday 27th September, 2011 Press Clips
You can't get more camp than Su Pollard (right) in famous Dublin gay bar The George.

The Hi-De-Hi actress popped in on Wednesday for a few drinks. She's starring in Annie in the Gaiety Theatre.

Tickets are available on the club's website for Alexandra Stan gig on Friday.

• Visit the 'Sunday World' website
.A Song... A Frock... and A Tinkle
Tuesday 27th September, 2011 Photographs
Su has mentioned in recent interviews that she is planning on taking her one-woman-show out on the road again, possibly, next year.

There are some memories of Su's hit show from the late 80's, A Song... A Frock... and A Tinkle, at Richard Kates' website.

Richard devised and directed A Song... A Frock... and A Tinkle. Su has been working with Richard again recently, she will be one of the guest vocalist on his new album 'There's Something About You: More Words And Music Of Richard Kates'.

• Visit Richard's website,
here, to view the photos of Su.
.Su Online News Archive: July 2011
Tuesday 27th September, 2011 Site News
Our Su news for July 2011 is now archived. Visit our archive here.

.Manchester Airport Welcomes Su
Tuesday 27th September, 2011 Photographs
A couple of great photos of Su from earlier this month when she was passing through Manchester Airport on her travels. Please click below to view larger versions. (Thanks to the staff at Manchester Airport at Facebook)

.Annie Tour 2011: King's Theatre, Glasgow
Monday 26th September, 2011 Theatre
After an incredible fortnight in Dublin, which included sell out evening and matinee performances, Su and the Annie cast and crew are in Scotland this week. The show opens at the, legendary, King's Theatre tomorrow evening.

There will be matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. View further information about The King's Theatre, Glasgow, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Tuesday 27th September - Saturday 1st October • King's Theatre, Glasgow
www.atgtickets.com/King's-Theatre/ [ Box Office: 0844 871 7648 ]
King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN
.Annie 2011: 'NessyMon.Com' Review
Wednesday 21st September, 2011 Theatre Review
The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
By Vanessa Monaghan

Walking up to The Gaiety Theatre I could feel the anticipation growing.. for the lots of kids that were outside. Growing up Annie was always just a movie I wasn’t that into on the telly at Christmas. This however, made me go Wow! on a few occasions.

Starting off is Miss Hannigan’s ophanage, we are introduced to the kids and their ‘Hard Knock Life’. What was surprising for me was my familiarity with some of the songs from the stage show.

The cast are great. Su Pollard is a treat as Miss Hannigan, always funny, we’ll forgive the kids for their dodgy New York accents at the start. The rest of the cast are great singers and actors and everybody loves Audrey Lebourne. Easily the winner of everybody’s heart was Annie’s dog Sandy, the quietest, cutest most obedient dog ever.

• Read the full review, at 'NessyMon.Com' here.

.Back To Maplins: Full Steam Ahead
Monday 19th September, 2011 Events
Plans are taking shape on the Back To Maplin's 2011 event at Dovercourt (Harwich, Essex) which is just a few weeks away. A few tickets are still remaining for the weekend. Email Tony Tarran at hi-de-hi@sky.com to reserve your place.

Guests expected over the weekend (as always subject to personal and professional commitments) include Jimmy Perry OBE, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard and David Webb with more yet to confirm.

These events are always great fun with plenty of time for attendees to mingle informally with the stars.

Tony and Joanne are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Hawaiian Ballroom at the Cliff Hotel. The events in 2007 and 2009 were highly praised and the 2011 event looks to be another fabulous weekend with the stars and creators of an all time great television comedy.

• Please visit the 'Hi-de-Hi.net' news page,
here, for further info and details on how to book tickets for this event.
.Su on TV: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Sunday 18th September, 2011 Television
The sitcom that, like Absolutely Fabulous, just gets better and funnier with every viewing, Gimme Gimme Gimme, is currently being repeated by GOLD. Su's classic episode, from series three in 2001, 'Singin In The Drain', airs again at the end of this month.

New episodes of Ab Fab are being filmed this month. We want a Gimme/Heidi reunion!!

Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD - Friday 30th September : 00.00am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD +1 - Friday 30th September : 1.00am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD - Friday 30th September : 2.30am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : GOLD +1 - Friday 30th September : 3.30am

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.
.Annie Tour 2011: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday 13th September, 2011 Theatre
Annie had a fantastic week in Bradford and now Su and the company have travelled across the water to Ireland for a fortnight, yes two whole weeks, of shows at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Demand has been so great that an extra show has even been added.

Please check the theatre's website for info on matinees. View further information about The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Tuesday 13th - Saturday 24th September • The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
www.gaietytheatre.ie/ [ Box Office: +353 (1)6771717 ]
The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

• Visit Su Online's brand new "Su in Annie" section
.Su Online: We Are 11!
Tuesday 13th September, 2011 Site News
Over the weekend we celebrated our 11th birthday. Su Online launched on 10th September 2000.

Over the last 11 years the site has grown and grown and we just want to say a huge thank you to all of our visitors for helping make Su Online a success. Please stay tuned as we will continue to bring you all the latest official news on, and from, Su, as well as a surprise or two along the way.

View our newest sections:
Annie 2011 and Su:TV.
.Annie 2011: 'The Public Reviews' Review
Friday 9th September, 2011 Theatre Review
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
By Liza Kyle

There are a lot of people out there who feel the same about Annie as they do about Marmite – they either love it or hate it. They love Annie because it’s a feel-good, rags-to-riches story about the abandoned child who eventually finds true happiness. Or they hate it because it’s a story of a precocious brat who sings saccharine fuelled songs and despite not being particularly likeable, ends up being adopted by a millionaire (sorry, billionaire!).

It does seem a shame for those who fall into latter camp if the only reason is because they can’t get past the show’s namesake. She’s not actually that bad

• Read the full review, at 'The Public Reviews' website
.Annie Tour 2011: Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Tuesday 6th September, 2011 Theatre
The Annie 2011 UK tour continues, opening tonight at The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. The tour moves into its second week with the entire entourage looking forward to a week of shows in Bradford.

There will be matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. View further information about The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th September • Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/ [ Box Office: 01274 432000 ]
The Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ

• Visit Su Online's brand new "Su in Annie" section here.

.Su TV: Classic Su TV Clips
Monday 5th September, 2011 • Thanks to Rob Site News
Another new section has now been added to Su Online - Su TV: Classic Su TV Clips.

We're starting off with three rare appearances from the 1980's: Su guesting on The Russell Harty Show in 1982, Joan Rivers: Can We talk? in 1986 and The Royal Variety Performance, also from 1986.

Visit Su TV
here. You can view the clips via Su Online or by clicking through to 'You Tube'. Please also click on the screen captures to view larger versions.

• Thanks to everyone who has sent positive feedback on the
new Annie section.
.Su on TV: Little Robots
Monday 5th September, 2011 Television
Little Robots : BBC2 - Tuesday 6th September : 6.00am
The Waker-Upper. Stretchy builds an alarm clock, but nobody knows how to silence it when it goes off. However, Noisy comes up with an idea about what to do.

Little Robots : BBC2 - Wednesday 7th September : 6.00am
Too Speedy Sporty. Tiny manages to restore order when Sporty speeds through Little Robot World causing havoc, and Scary's ghost train stops working.

Little Robots is airing each morning, including this weekend, until mid September.
.Su Cameo in New 'Run For Your Wife' Movie
Monday 5th September, 2011 Film
Su is one of a veritable galaxy of stars putting in a cameo appearance in Ray Cooney’s movie version of his stage comedy Run For Your Wife.

The leads are Danny Dyer, Denise Van Outen, Neil Morrissey and Sarah Harding.

Ray Cooney has invited numerous celebrities to make very brief uncredited cameos in the film, most without any lines at all. These include Cliff Richard, Donald Sinden, Maureen Lipman, Linda Baron, June Whitfield, Jeffrey Holland, Jean Fergusson... Virtually everyone who has ever worked in a Ray Cooney play.

Su has recently been filming her cameo appearance outside a tube station in London.

• View further information on Run For Your Wife at the film's website,
.Theatre Royal, Lincoln + Annie Update
Monday 5th September, 2011 • Thanks to Lester McKone Photographs
Annie had a fantastic first three days at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln. View a collection of great photos of Annie in Lincoln at the Theatre Royal's Facebook here.

Annie opens at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre tomorrow night, and the week after there's a two week residency at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Due to "phenomenal demand" for tickets the Dublin venue has added an extra matinee performance on Sunday 18th September at 2.30pm.

.Annie 2011: 'The Lincolnite' Review: Audience Amazed By Annie On Opening Night
Saturday 3rd September, 2011 Theatre Review
Theatre Royal, Lincoln
By Lauren Westwood

Much-loved musical Annie returned to the stage in spectacular style on September 1 at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal, marking the start of what is set to be a successful four-month tour.

This uplifting tale of a humble orphan with a big heart is a family favourite full of charm. With fun, flawless dance sequences, familiar sing-alongs and charismatic characters it is easy to see why the show is so popular.
Most of the laughs were delivered by Su Pollard, who resumed her role as the devilishly comic, scene stealing Miss Hannigan. Her infectious energy was equalled by the exceptional cast, as they sang and danced their way into the hearts of the delighted audience.

• Read the full review, at 'The Lincolnite' website
.Su Online TV: Coming Soon To 'You Tube'
Saturday 3rd September, 2011 Television
Classic Su television interviews, appearances, performances... Coming Soon to Su Online's new 'You Tube' channel. Stay tuned!

.Annie Tour 2011: Opens Tonight in Lincoln
Thursday 1st September, 2011 Theatre
As previously mentioned in our recent news update, Su and the Annie cast, orchestra and crew have been busily rehearsing for the past fortnight, including this last week in Lincoln, for the new Autumn 2011 UK tour.

Opening Night is finally here!

Annie opens this evening at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln for three days of performances. Click on the Annie logo to visit the theatre's website.

Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd September • Theatre Royal, Lincoln
www.lincolntheatreroyal.com/ [ Box Office: 01522 519999 ]
Lincoln Theatre Royal, Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ

• Visit Su Online's shiny and brand new "Su in Annie" section here.

.Annie 2002 - 2011: Now Online
Thursday 1st September, 2011 Site News
Celebrating Su's final outing as Miss Hannigan, her 10 years & six UK tours playing the orphanage owner, and also marking Su Online's 11th birthday (10th September)... it's our new "Su in Annie" section. Please click here or on the banner below for your Annie nostalgia-fest"

.Backstage @ 'Loose Women'
Thursday 1st September, 2011 Photographs
Welcome to September! Su is a regular on ITV1's Loose Women. The show returns next week with new look, new logo, new presenters...

Here's a great backstage photo of Su, with the model she helped "makeover", from her most recent appearance in early August.

• Visit the Loose Women Facebook page here.

.Su Online News Archive: May/June 2011
Thursday 1st September, 2011 Site News
Our Su news for May and June 2011 is now archived. Visit our archive here.

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