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 DECEMBER 2013 NEWS:
.Merry Christmas From Su Online
Christmas Eve, 2013 Season's Greetings
Another year almost over... It's been another good one for Su's Official Website. December has been particularly fantastic, it's been a very busy time for Su and this site. We've only been visited more than we have this month once before - when Su appeared on the Strictly Christmas Special - Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit this year.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Su and Su Online!

Don't forget you can catch Su in panto, on TV and radio this festive season. She is in Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham; on TV in Benidorm's 2010 Christmas Special and Gimme Gimme Gimme; and on BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Day in Oh Yes It Is. See you back here in early January for a Su news catch up and our usual updates.

.Nottingham Post: Peter Pan Cast Members Get Sapling From Major Oak
Christmas Eve, 2013 It's Christmas
Nottingham's panto stars have been presented with a sapling from England's oldest tree - the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest.

David Hasselhoff, Su Pollard and Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood were all given two-year-old trees, grown directly from acorns from the famous 1,000-year-old Oak.

Robin Hood - who is said to have hidden from his enemies inside the tree - handed over the gifts himself on Monday, December 23.

• Continue reading at the
Nottingham Post.
.BBC Radio Derby: Andy Potter Show / Su Interview
Monday 23rd December, 2013  
Su guested on the Andy Potter Show on BBC Radio Derby this afternoon.

Su Pollard and Christmas TV with Sean Kelly: Actress Su Pollard talks about her panto role as a magical mermaid and Sean Kelly looks forward to Christmas TV.

She chatted about panto, David Hasselhoff, past Christmases, Shakespeare, future plans and more. Su's interview begins at approximately 20 minutes into the show and runs for around 17 minutes, including a break for music. It's available until next Monday at
BBC iPlayer.
.Panthers: Panto Star Su Pollard's Panthers Visit - Happy Christmas Everyone!
Monday 23rd December, 2013  
Panto superstar Su Pollard visited the Panthers at training ahead of Christmas and did the honours when we asked her to pass on the club's festive wishes to all the fans.

You can see her doing just that on Panthers TV, just click on the link next to the HI-DE-HO, HO, HO headline, a tribute to her days starring as Peggy in the national television sitcom Hi De Hi.

Su is currently one of the biggest panto stars in the country and is alongside The Hoff - David Hasslehoff and Barney Haywood from Blue Peter in Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham.

• Continue reading at the
Panthers website. View the full video at You Tube.
.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Monday 23rd December, 2013  
Nottinghamshire CC: Robin Hood delivers saplings from the Major Oak to David Hasselhoff, Su Pollard and Barney Harwood - .View the photo here...

The Stage: On the radio this Christmas: What better way for BBC Radio 2 listeners to spend Christmas than in the company of panto stalwart Barbara Windsor celebrating that crazy festive cocktail so unique to our shores. In Oh Yes It Is on Christmas Day (R2, December 25, 10pm), Babs sets off on a journey through the history and particular charm of panto in the company of Gyles Brandreth, Su Pollard, Anita Harris and the Krankies, all veterans of the form themselves -
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Nottingham Post: Rich Tradition of Panto Performers: At the Theatre Royal, David Hasselhoff is joined in Peter Pan by Su Pollard and Ben Nickless -
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.Su on the Radio: Cambridge 105 / Mid Morning Show
Sunday 22nd December, 2013  
Su will guest on the Mid Morning Show on Cambridge 105 on Christmas Eve. The programme is available to listen to as it airs at the station's website.

Mid Morning Show: Cambridge 105: Christmas Eve: 10am - 1pm
Mandy and Nicola team up to bring you a pre-Christmas treat of festive fun and jolly music, with some very special guests dropping in along the way. Nicola will guide you through the tips and turkeys of this year's Christmas TV; Hi De Hi star Su Pollard remembers her family Christmases; and there'll be another chance to hear author PD James talking about her Bonnet blockbuster, Death Comes to Pemberley. And Mandy will be unpicking her Christmas jumper and shortening her onesie. It's a show not to miss!
.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Sunday 22nd December, 2013  
Nottinghamian Celebration Ale: Su's shield, by Castlerock Brewery, in celebration of the recent "Su Pollard" ale. View a larger version of the photo here...

Su Photos: A great gallery of Su photos, from various recent events and appearances, is available to browse at Contact Music - View
here...

Glade Hill School: Su Pollard Visit to School: We were all very excited today to receive a visit from Su Pollard who is appearing in Panto at the Theatre Royal this year. She came to school to receive a long-lost award from 1966 that had been salvaged by the Clayton family. She attended our school assembly and was presented with the award and a bouquet of flowers -
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Panthers: Su Visits The Panthers: There was lots of fun at training today when panto star and Nottingham icon Su Pollard popped in to meet the players at a photo-shoot. There'll be more on her visit in the local media and in the Panthers special magazine which is out at the sold-out Christmas game on December 28th -
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.Nottingham Post: Su Pollard Makes A Song & Dance Over Visit To Give Panthers A Lift
Saturday 21st December, 2013  
Actress Su Pollard swapped treading the boards for skating on ice as she met the Nottingham Panthers for a training session.

The former Hi-De-Hi! star flew into action with the ice hockey players at the National Ice Centre.

Su, who is playing Mimi the Mermaid at the Theatre Royal in Peter Pan, alongside David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook, had a brief try at goaltending and chatted with the team. She also wished the grand slam-winning team luck for their next home match, against Sheffield Steelers on December 28. And the players swept her off her feet and lifted her up for a photo opportunity.

• Continue reading at the
Nottingham Post. (Photo Nottingham Post)
.Su, Ben & Luke in Nottingham
Saturday 21st December, 2013  
Su, backstage at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham this week with Ben and Luke. Both went to see Peter Pan and enjoyed it so much they are going again. (Thanks to Ben for the photos)

.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Saturday 21st December, 2013  
BBC News: The great British pantomime is still packing in the crowds: As usual in Nottingham, a pantomime battle is raging this Christmas. Just down the road from the Playhouse is the 1,200-seat Theatre Royal, run by Nottingham City Council. It has a big American TV star as the main attraction: David Hasselhoff... He's joined by the bubbly Nottingham-born star, Su Pollard, from another affectionately remembered TV show, Hi-de-Hi! - Continue reading...

#100TheatreWomen: Today we honour Panto Goddess Su Pollard #100theatrewomen always giving 100%,treats to follow -
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Su & Her Award: Su Pollard receiving the drama trophy she received in 1966 - then lost for 30 years. #goSu! #hidehi -
View here...

Views From A Bum: Peter Panto: Every time I go to see a version of Peter Pan, I am struck by how it’s invariably a mixed bag of a thing: neither a pure pantomime nor a ‘straight’ (for want of a better term) play... Su Pollard, playing to a home crowd, is good value as magical mermaid Mimi, essentially playing the dame’s role. It’s a pity she doesn’t get a range of outlandish outfits to show off but her off-colour jokes are aimed squarely at the older members of the audience are very funny -
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.Su Online News Archive: October/November 2013
Saturday 21st December, 2013  
Su news for October and November 2013 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.BBC News: Su Pollard Reunited With Nottingham Acting Award
Wednesday 18th December, 2013  
Former Hi De Hi! star Su Pollard has been reunited with an acting trophy she first won in Nottingham in 1966.

The actor, who was born in the city, was presented with the award 47 years ago but it was lost and spent the last 30 years languishing in an office cupboard.

Ms Pollard visited Glade Hill Primary School in Bestwood Park where she was presented with the award again.

• Continue reading/watch the video clip at
BBC News Nottingham.
.Nottingham Post: Su Pollard Drops Into Nottingham School To Pick Up Drama Award
Wednesday 18th December, 2013  
Panto star Su Pollard dropped in to a Nottingham school on Tuesday to pick up a drama award - which she originally won as a 17-year-old. Su, who is currently starring in the Theatre Royal's production of Peter Pan as Mimi the Mermaid, collected her award at Glade Hill Primary School in Bestwood Park.

She received the impressive Jack Levin Annual Drama Award for the Best Individual Performance when she was learning her craft at Nottingham’s Arts Theatre.

She subsequently lent the award to an exhibition and never saw it again. More than 30 years later, the 18-inch statuette was discovered heading for the skip at the offices belonging to the now-dissolved Nottingham Association of Youth Clubs. Su said she was surprised to learn of its existence.

"I lent it to an exhibition and I was due to get it back but I never saw it again. I blame the council!" she joked.

• Continue reading at the
Nottingham Post. (Photo Nottingham Post)
.Peter Pan 2013: 'Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser' Review
Wednesday 18th December, 2013  
Yet another review for Peter Pan, this one from the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser.

A triumph for the Hoff and co

His Baywatch beaches are far removed from Nottingham but David Hasselhoff adapts seamlessly in Peter Pan, this year’s Theatre Royal pantomime.

... Nottingham’s own Su Pollard from the 1980s sitcom Hi-de-Hi, but with more than 30 pantos behind her – albeit only one at the Theatre Royal – she is well versed in entertaining the youngsters.

• Read the full review at the
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser.
.Su on Christmas TV: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Wednesday 18th December, 2013  
Gimme Gimme Gimme: GOLD: Monday 30th December: 11pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme: GOLD: New Year's Eve: 1.30am

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. Also airing on GOLD +1.

• Visit Su Online's dedicated Gimme page at our Television section, here.

.Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Collection: Winner!
Wednesday 18th December, 2013  
Congratulations to Keith Lovell, who is the winner of our recent Hi-de-Hi! DVD competition. The correct answer was that this website was launched in 2000. Prize is on its way Keith, and thanks to everyone else who entered.
.Peter Pan 2013: 'Derbyshire Times' Review
Tuesday 17th December, 2013  
More praise for Su, David, Barney and the Peter Pan cast and crew, in this latest review, from the Derbyshire Times.

Review: The Hoff captains a tight ship in Peter Pan at Nottingham Theatre Royal

Panto superstars don’t come much bigger than David Hasselhoff - the most watched TV star on the planet, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s so big that the role which he plays in Peter Pan has been rebranded Captain Hoff The Hook for the festive season’s spectacular at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

... This is the best panto the Theatre Royal has seen for years. Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard is a real catch as Mimi the magical Mermaid with a fabulous singing voice and a haul of cod-awful fish puns. Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood is an engaging and athletic Peter Pan, his megawatt smile lights up the stage and his forward rolls and back-flip high above the stage on a wire are breath-taking.

• Read the full review at the
Derbyshire Times.
.Peter Pan 2013: 'UK Theatre Network' Review
Sunday 15th December, 2013  
The latest review of Peter Pan, this one by the UK Theatre Network.

A huge crocodile on stage, David Hasselhof playing Captain Hook and Su Pollard looking like Lady GaGa's mother can only mean one thing: its pantomime time!

The Nottingham production of Peter Pan is colourful and entertaining. CBBC presenter Barney Harwood plays a likeable Peter Pan as he flies across the stage many times throughout the production. Su Pollard makes a dramatic entrance via a huge mirrorball. It is not a new trick, Joan Collins made the same entrance a few years ago when she appeared in pantomime in Birmingham, though it still looks impressive.

Pollard, dressed in turquoise as a mermaid with a swishy tail sings a song entitled I'm Fabulous. She seems a natural choice for the part.

• Read the full review at the
UK Theatre Network.
.ZB Newstalk / Su Interview
Sunday 15th December, 2013  
Another new interview from New Zealand with Su, from Newstalk ZB. Andrew Dickens chats to Su about Annie and her career in the interview which aired yesterday in NZ. Watch at ZBTV by clicking below. (Photo of Su and Andrew Newstalk ZB)

.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Sunday 15th December, 2013  
Benidorm Tweets: Benidorm Pic Of The Day: The wonderful Su Pollard. View a larger version of the photo at Twitter. (Photo Benidorm Tweets)

Benidorm: Don't forget that the 2010 Christmas Special episode of Benidorm, guest starring Su, airs again this year, Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, on ITV4.

Leicestershire's Christmas Pantos - what's on where: Time for sing-a-longs and silly outfits, The Theatre Royal Nottingham’s big pantomime definitely has the wow factor. Peter Pan should be quaking in his pixie boots because Hoff the Hook is coming to get him. The dashing, if cringe-worthy, David Hasselhoff joins children’s telly favourite Barney Harwood and Su “Hi-de-Hi“ Pollard for seasonal silliness, in this swashbuckling pantomime adventure. The croc is ticking, so don’t delay. Hook your panto tickets today. Peter Pan – The Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Until January 12. Tickets on 0115 989 5555 or at: www.trch.co.uk.

Gemini PR & Marketing: Su Pollard Unveils Christmas Windows: With Panto season upon us (oh yes it is!), you may have spotted the odd celeb wandering around town, well as luck would have it when we were doing the photocall to unveil the Nottingham BID’s festive window on Long Row, who should walk past but Nottingham legend Su Pollard! -
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Su Pollard Ale: Another fabulous photo of Su at the VAT & Fiddle, Nottingham last Monday - View the full version at Twitter... (Photo Nottingham Post)

.Su on the Radio: Oh Yes It Is - Barbara Windsor on Panto
Sunday 15th December, 2013  
Oh Yes It Is - Barbara Windsor on Panto: BBC Radio 2: Christmas Day: 10pm
Former EastEnders and Carry On star Barbara Windsor sets off on a mission to investigate the history of the uniquely British institution of the pantomime. Historian and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth joins her as she examines its origins in the 18th and 19th centuries, and she explores the role of the dame with veteran performer Nigel Ellacott. She also chats to panto favourites Stanley Baxter, the Krankies, Su Pollard, Stu Francis and Anita Harris.

• View further details on this programme at the
Radio Times.
.BBC East Midlands: Su/David Hasselhoff Interview
Sunday 15th December, 2013  
David Hasselhoff and Su interviewed backstage by Ann Davies for East Midlands Today.

.Peter Pan 2013: New Official Trailer
Friday 13th December, 2013  
It's the fantastic new trailer for Peter Pan: The Theatre Royal Nottingham's pantomime has become an unmissable family tradition and this year the Swashbuckling Adventures of Peter Pan features a stellar line-up with international star David Hasselhoff and children's TV favourite Barney Harwood. We are especially delighted to welcome Su Pollard, one of the country's best-loved stars of stage and screen, to the Theatre Royal and her home city this Christmas.

Peter Pan guarantees a treasure-chest of comedy and seasonal silliness along with stunning flying sequences. You're guaranteed to be hooked by this charming pantomime adventure which has enthralled audiences for decades and is the perfect festive treat for all the family.

Tickets are selling fast - book your tickets today and enjoy spectacular pantomime at its best! Tickets range from 15 to 29.50 and available online at www.trch.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 0115 989 5555.

.Su on the Radio: BBC 6Music & BBC Radio Nottingham
Friday 13th December, 2013  
Two new Su radio interviews from yesterday and this morning are now available to listen to at 'BBC iPlayer'.

Su guested on Steve Lamacq's show on 'BBC 6Music' yesterday, in his "Good Day, Bad Day" feature. She talks panto (Su estimates she has now appeared in 36!), Mimi the Mermaid, outfits, her first single bought and favourite music. Su also chose her Good Day ('My Sharona' by The Knack) and Bad Day ('Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' by Wham!) songs.

• Su's interview begins at approximately 51 minutes into the show and lasts for around eight minutes. It's available to listen to at
BBC iPlayer for the next six days.

Su also guested on Andy Whittaker's 'BBC Radio Nottingham' show this morning, chatting about Peter Pan, being back in Nottingham, working with The Hoff and more

• Su's interview begins at approximately 42 minutes into the show. She pops up again at around 2hr 55ms in with some extra chat included. The programme is available to listen to at
BBC iPlayer for the next seven days.
.Peter Pan 2013: 'Nottingham Live' Review
Friday 13th December, 2013  
It's the 10th, yes 10th!, glowing review for Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. This one from Nottingham Live.

The Hoff might well be the star attraction, and his introduction around half hour into the show is deemed worthy of a prize fighter like introduction and see’s him carried in upon a chair emblazoned with his iconic nickname, however he is not the only big name treading the board at the theatre’s biggest panto to date.

Local legend, and first lady of Nottingham, Su Pollard is back in her home town and clearly loving every minute of her role as Mimi the Mermaid, which see’s her throwing out the double entendre’s much to the delight of the older member’s of the crowd, as well as engaging the audience in a “Hi-di-hi” welcome.

• Read the full review at
Nottingham Live.
.BBC Radio Nottingham: Andy Whittaker Show
Friday 13th December, 2013  
Su is guesting this morning on BBC Radio Nottingham's Andy Whittaker Show, airing between 6am and 9am. The programme can be listened to live online at the BBC Nottingham website. It will also be available at BBC iPlayer after airing. We will bring you a link to that later today.

BBC Radio Nottingham: Andy Whittaker
Friday 13th December: 6am

Your latest news, sport, travel and weather and featuring our special Christmas film.

(Photo Andy Whittaker/BBC Radio Nottingham. View the full version
here.)

.Nottingham Post: BID's Gift-Themed Windows Aim To Help Inspire Festive Shoppers
Friday 13th December, 2013  
Shoppers can win a range of clothes, toys and gifts featured in two Christmas-themed window displays designed to showcase the range of goods available in Nottingham stores.

Hi-De-Hi star Su Pollard unveiled the festive displays at empty shops in Long Row and in the Victoria Centre.

The two shop windows have been transformed as part of a joint initiative between Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) and Nottingham City Council, to provide inspiration to shoppers and direct them to where the products can be bought.

• Continue reading at the Nottingham Post. (Photo Nottingham Post)

.Peter Pan 2013: 'Leftlion' Review
Thursday 12th December, 2013  
A great review for Peter Pan, by Jared Wilson for Leftlion, who says "All in all, this is a Christmas triumph for the Theatre Royal".

Panto season is well upon us; that time when the hardcore thespians avoid the theatre for the month and, in their place, families pile in to have a gander at “him off the telleh”... This year Theatre Royal has pulled out all the stops to bring us the most star-studded seasonal cast the city has seen in living memory. The main draw is Baywatch and Knight Rider veteran David Hasslehoff. He plays Captain Hook, a role he has now fulfilled for four years running in Manchester (2012), Bristol (2011) and London (2010) - so he ought to be pretty polished at it by now.

... Cast alongside him are local legend Su Pollard (who, for me, stole the show as the Magical Mermaid with more double entendres than you average Carry On movie) and CBBC stalwart Barney Harwood as Peter Pan. There are plenty of local references in the script too, with mentions for The Turf Tavern, The Market Bar and various other ‘Proper Nottingham’ stereotypes.

• Read the full review at
Leftlion. For anyone who missed it previously, Leftlion also have a fab interview with Su at their website.
.Su on Christmas TV: Benidorm Christmas Special
Thursday 12th December, 2013  
The 2010 Benidorm Christmas Special, in which Su has a guest role as herself!, is repeated on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day this year.

Benidorm: ITV4: Christmas Eve: 10.00pm
Benidorm: ITV4: Boxing Day: 1.00am

Christmas Special. It is Christmas on the Costa Blanca and the Garveys are staying with Mel and Madge in their luxury hilltop villa - but will Mel make it back from a business trip in time for Christmas dinner? Noreen finds a travel companion, but he may not be all he seems. There is confusion at the Solana when Donald and Jacqueline check in with a group of close personal friends - including king of the swingers Marvin. Madge is left in charge of the Christmas Spectacular at the Benidorm Palace but when star of the show Su Pollard takes an unexpected detour via a Spanish nudist camp it looks as if the event will be left without its big finale. Can Donald and Jacqueline's famous friend save the day? (Also airing on ITV4 +1 and HD)
.Peter Pan 2013: Opening Night VIP Reception
Thursday 12th December, 2013 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
Photos of Su at the Peter Pan Opening Night VIP Reception on Saturday, including the cutting of the fantastic croc cake with the her fellow panto cast mates. View larger versions of these, and more, at The Royal Centre Facebook. (Photos Theatre Royal, Nottingham)

.Su Pollard Ale: Photo & Short Interview
Thursday 12th December, 2013  
A photo, and brief interview clip, of Su with "Su Pollard" the new Nottinghamian Celebration ale named after her. Su was at the Vat and Fiddle in Nottingham on Monday. The pub has named a number of their ales after local legends and this is the latest. (Photo Nottingham Post)

.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Thursday 12th December, 2013  
Castle Rock Brewery: Su sups her ale: Su Pollard, the magical mermaid in ‘Peter Pan’ at the Theatre Royal, has laid down her wand and taken off her tiara to pull the first pint of her own Nottinghamian Celebration Ale. The tasting session and launch party was at the city’s Vat and Fiddle pub - Continue reading...

Portsmouth News: My Weekend: Christopher Marlowe: Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with? Su Pollard because she is so full of energy. I think she’d be a lot of fun - Read the full interview
here...

The Breeze: What's On: There's a half page article on Peter Pan in the Christmas Issue of 'The Breeze'. See it on Page 4 -
View here...
.Annie 2014: Su Pollard Gives Advice on Auditions
Thursday 12th December, 2013  
Su chats to 'The Edge' about Annie, in a new interview clip. Watch online at You Tube.

.Country Images: Steve Orme Interviews Su Pollard
Tuesday 10th December, 2013  
Su is pictured on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Country Images magazine. She is also the cover star of the "Leisure Month' section of the publication. Steve Orme interviews Su in the magazine.

Su will be playing Mimi the Magical Mermaid in Peter Pan which also stars American superstar David Hasselhoff. He may not realise what he's let himself in for.

At the mention of the name Su Pollard, you might think immediately of scatter-brained chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw from Hi-de-Hi or a wacky actress with big glasses and outrageous clothes.

But the Nottingham-born entertainer is far more than that, as her 40 years as an actor, singer, writer and cabaret artist attest,

While many people who have reached the age of 64 are thinking about retirement, Su is looking forward to being in panto at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham over Christmas before touring to New Zealand in the musical Annie and hitting the road with a new solo show next Autumn.

• The magazine is available to read online, at Issuu, and also features a great retro panto promo image of Su starring in a previous production at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

.Peter Pan 2013: 'The Stage' Review
Tuesday 10th December, 2013  
Another Peter Pan review, the eighth we have posted, and it's by The Stage.

It’s one big and very noisy party at the Theatre Royal, with just a nod in the direction of JM Barrie...

... David Hasselhoff has a strong, commanding presence as a sonorous Hook, with plenty of Baywatch references and a good line in hauteur and disdain, and Su Pollard is the wacky and eccentric Mimi the Mermaid. She gives it her all and is visibly delighted to be playing in her home town. There’s nothing other-worldly but something quite touching sometimes about Barney Harwood’s likeable Pan, a very flesh-and-blood lad.

• Read the full review at
The Stage.
.Peter Pan 2013: Newsy Bits & Pieces
Tuesday 10th December, 2013  
BBC Radio Nottingham: Su and Barney Harwood were interviewed on Jo Davies show on Saturday. Talking all things Peter Pan, The Hoff and Nottingham. The interviews begin at approximately 12 minutes into the prgoramme and run for around 11 minutes. The show is available at 'BBC iPlayer' until the 15th December - Listen here...

Nottingham Post: How the newspaper reviewed Peter Pan in their print edition -
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BBC East Midlands: David Hasselhoff and Su interviewed backstage by Ann Davies for East Midlands Today - View the photo...

Nottingham Post: 12 Days of Christmas - Day Eight: A family panto ticket and after show meal to be won - See today's newspaper for details -
View here...

Twitter: Praise-a-plenty for Peter Pan, with lots of tweets - View just some at the Theatre Royal's feed
here...

Peter Pan Art: A fantastic time lapse of a cartoon being created of the Peter Pan main cast at You Tube - View here...

Panto Info: All the details you need, direct from the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, is available by clicking below.

A Glittering Entrance: Did you know Su arrives onstage in a giant glitter ball? View it here... (Thanks to Mark)

.Peter Pan 2013: 'It's Much More' Review
Tuesday 10th December, 2013  
The Hoff is in town, starring in Peter Pan Pantomime at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham... I have to admit that I was more excited than my Son who was accompanying me.

... The performance was good, with stars that included Barney Harwood (Children’s presenter), the FABULOUS Su Pollard ( Hi de Hi fame) and the giant pirate David Hasselhoff.

• Read the full review at
It's Much More.
.Nottingham Post: Su Honoured With An Ale Named After Her
Tuesday 10th December, 2013  
Su has had a real ale named after her, as reported yesterday by the Nottingham Post.

Nottingham legend and actress Su Pollard honoured with an ale named after her

Nottingham royalty and screen actress Su Pollard has been celebrated this week with a real ale named in her honour.

The Hi-De-Hi star joined staff at the Vat and Fiddle pub in Queen’s Bridge Road for the newest in their “Nottinghamian” range of ales, made in praise of local legends. The “Su Pollard” was brought to life by Castle Rock Brewery as the lady herself takes to the stage at the Theatre Royal this Christmas for Peter Pan, playing Mimi the Mermaid.

Su, who stopped by the pub on Monday, said the drink tasted a delight and it had been the first time she had drunk ale for decades.

• Continue reading at the
Nottingham Post. View a photo of Su at the pub here.
.Su Online News Archive: August/September 2013
Tuesday 10th December, 2013  
Su news for August and September 2013 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.Peter Pan 2013: More Reviews
Monday 9th December, 2013  
Impact: Peter Pan @ Theatre Royal: After one of the most hilarious nights of my life, I’ve learned two things. Firstly, you’re never too old for a pantomime; and secondly, David Hasselhoff is bloody fantastic. I will follow this with some advice though, so be patient... However, with a flash and a bang (literally) the show suddenly picked up as we arrived in Neverland, with Nottingham’s very own Su Pollard as the most fabulous mermaid I’ve ever seen, bringing forth the pure cheese we all secretly love and expect from a pantomime. It was thanks to Pollard that our cringingly perfect good guys loosened up, as even they couldn’t help corpsing in her presence - Continue reading...

Theatre Reviews: Peter Pan, Theatre Royal: The story of the "boy that never grew up" and casting Barney Harwood as Peter Pan was a stroke of genius as he still only looks like a teenager. He has the energy of a teenager, the looks and the child like qualities that go to make an ideal Peter, oh yes and he has a rather good singing voice as well. Being an ex Blue Peter presenter and daredevil, he was well placed to take on the flying roles as well. Nottingham's very own Queen of the stage, Su Pollard, no stranger to the Theatre Royal, played to her local strengths and Hi De Hi past as she made her entrance as Mimi the Magic Mermaid, complete with lots of fishy jokes and a costume to rival Lady Gaga -
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.Peter Pan 2013: 'Nottingham Post' Review
Monday 9th December, 2013  
The Theatre Royal may have pulled off a coup in landing international superstar David Hasselhoff for this year’s panto, but it was the lesser-known Ben Nickless who stole the show. Playing good-natured pirate Mr Smee, his sweet-toothed version of the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey was the innuendo-laden highlight of an entertaining panto.

... and also popular, of course, was Nottingham’s own Su Pollard, celebrating 40 years in showbusiness with her role as Mimi the Mermaid. The vital audience participation arrived with Pollard as she reprised her most famous TV role of chalet maid Peggy with a hearty ‘Hi-de-Hi’ just after arriving on stage in a huge disco ball.

"Absolutely average," she teased as the audience responded with a subdued ‘Ho-de-Ho’.

While other members of the cast perhaps needed to let their lines breathe a little, to allow time for those all-important hisses and boos, Pollard’s panto experience really showed as she constantly engaged with the audience, including an inevitable flirt with an unsuspecting gentleman near the front...

• Read the full review at the
Nottingham Post.
.Peter Pan 2013: 'Mansfield Chad' Review
Monday 9th December, 2013  
In David Hasselhoff, Nottingham’s Theatre Royal must have secured one of the biggest names to appear in a pantomime anywhere this year. But the former Baywatch actor more than lives up to his star-billing as Peter Pan’s nemesis Captain Hook, in what is a hilarious, entertaining and all-round excellent show...

... and Su Pollard a very sparkly Mimi The Magical Mermaid, who cracked constant fish-themed jokes and was very good at getting the audience involved. Her songs were some of the best in the panto to watch and she put her years of stage experience to very good use in a very professional performance.

• Read the full review at the
Mansfield Chad.
.Peter Pan 2013: 'Nottingham Confidential' Review
Monday 9th December, 2013  
Two names have been on Nottingham's lips with bated breath since the outrageously fantastical announcement was made back in June of the showbiz pair up we could hardly dare to dream of and to make all our Christmases come at once, Hasselhoff And Pollard...

... And it's in this enchanted faraway land from an immense glitter ball with a slow reveal that first emerges Su Pollard to humongous whooping and applause, back home in town and on stage where she belongs, brighter, better and bluer than ever as Mimi the Magical Mermaid, giving it her all with Nottingham lovingly giving it all right back at ya.

• Read the full review at
Nottingham Confidential.
.Peter Pan 2013: 'The Tab' Review
Monday 9th December, 2013  
It’s loud, it’s bright and it’s camp. It is Hoff-fully good.

Peter Pan does everything that a Panto should, and it does it brilliantly. There’s something for everyone. Male and female dancers wore costumes that’d interest even the most disengaged parent and the singing, dancing and often rude jokes were top-notch. The actors were rewarded with an almost non-stop chorus of laughter. They all clearly enjoyed themselves as they delved into the world of improve, joining in with the ensuing hilarity.

... Notable performances include the roller-skating Tinkerbell (Isobel Hathaway), the overwhelmingly comic Mimi the Magical Mermaid (Nottingham’s own Su Pollard) and Mr Smee (Ben Nickless) and the charming Barney Harwood as Peter Pan – an appropriate role for a man who’s spent most of his career on children’s television.

• Read the full review at
The Tab Nottingham.
.Peter Pan: More Photos
Monday 9th December, 2013 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
A couple more Peter Pan photos, Su onstage as Mimi the Mermaid and a Hofftastic invite to the evening performance on launch Saturday. Please click below to view a larger version of Mimi.

.Peter Pan: Cast Photos
Sunday 8th December, 2013 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
A couple of photos of Su, David Hasselhoff, Barney Harwood and the Peter Pan cast from Friday, during final rehearsals. The panto opened with two shows yesterday and continues with another two today, at 1.30pm and 6pm. There are no performances tomorrow but there's sure to be some great reviews. Please click on the photos to view larger versions.

.Newark Advertiser: Celebrities Turn Out For Plenty Of Seasonal Fun
Friday 6th December, 2013  
Panto season is well and truly here with celebrities dressing up in colourful costumes and taking to stages in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

A star-studded cast promise to dazzle audiences at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, from Saturday in Peter Pan.

International star David Hasselhoff, known as The Hoff, plays the ultimate baddie, Captain Hook.

The Hoff, famous for playing Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch, said: “I love performing in pantomime. It’s a fabulous British tradition and a great excuse to get the whole family together and enjoy a wonderful and entertaining time at the theatre

• Continue reading at the
Newark Advertiser.
.Stuff/Entertainment: Pollard Says Hi-de-Hi to Wellington
Friday 6th December, 2013  
"Hi-de-hi Wellington," says British actor Su Pollard, who will come to the capital next May to perform in Annie.

The little red-headed orphan will appear at the St James Theatre from May 23 till June 8.

Pollard, who is famous for playing Peggy in the BBC's Hi-de-Hi!, will play the alcohol-soaked Miss Hannigan, the headmistress of the New York City Municipal Orphanage where Annie lives.

She said Miss Hannigan was misunderstood as a character.

"I love that I get the chance to show all sides of her," she said. "People say that she's just a mean old bag, but that's just one side of her. If you look close and listen to what she's saying she's not like that at all. She's had a terrible life. She's ended up with these rotten, stinkin' orphans who give her the run around."

• Continue reading at
Stuff/Entertainment.
.Peter Pan: Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Friday 6th December, 2013  
Experience Nottingham: On the second day of Christmas in Notts we give to you ... Two panto dames! Panto comes but once a year (oh yes it does!) and you will be spoilt for choice in Nottinghamshire this year. There are of course more than two panto dames starring shows across the county – so if you can’t decide what to see then why not see them all? Our friends at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal are pleased to welcome the legend that is David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhof who will be Captain Hook in the fairy tale classic Peter Pan. Adding some sparkle to the show will be the Magical Mermaid, played by Nottingham’s very own Su Pollard - Continue reading...

Hoff Watch: David in Nottingham: “Your local legend Su Pollard is really a pro,” Hasselhoff told the Post, during a break. “And I’m a pro. We come from the old school.” - There's also an exclusive look at the Peter Pan stage -
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Nottingham Post: "It's all very lovely and magical" - panto star Barney Harwood on Peter Pan: For the parents and grandparents coming to see Peter Pan – this year's Theatre Royal panto – international mega-star David Hasselhoff or local-woman-done-good Su Pollard will be the biggest names on the bill. But for the younger fans, there will be another superstar. For under-12s in Britain, few people are bigger than Barney Harwood. The BBC TV star is possibly the biggest name in children's television today -
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Nottingham Post: The Hoff's right-hook man speaks: Sharing a stage with David Hasselhooff won't be a huge thing for Ben Nickless - he's worked with big names before -
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.Peter Pan: Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Tuesday 3rd December, 2013 • Thanks to Mark Whitney  
Rehearsals for Peter Pan are in full swing in Nottingham, and the panto opens this Saturday, 7th December, at 2.30pm at the Theatre Royal. It's already the most successful Nottingham has ever known... and it hasn't even opened yet!

Nottingham Post: Hoff to a great start - Theatre Royal panto is already theatre's biggest ever!: It's H-official! This year's Theatre Royal panto is the biggest so far... and it hasn't even started yet. Ticket sales for Peter Pan, which opens on Saturday, have generated more than 1 million for the theatre – and there is little doubt that David Hasselhoff, the international star leading the cast has something to do with that -
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Student 365: Top 10 Pantomimes For Christmas: 2. Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is appearing in The Theatre Royal’s production of Peter Pan in Nottingham as Captain Hook, which will surely draw in the audiences. Further to this, Nottingham has managed to secure comedian Su Pollard and Barney Harwood (from CBBC) -
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Nottingham Post: With David Hasselhoff as Hook, Nottingham's Theatre Royal panto is in for all-action ride: The Hoff has landed. David Hasselhoff, the one-man entertainment industry who shot to fame with the 1980s man-and-talking-car TV series Knight Rider and who consolidated his empire with 1990s attractive-people-in-red-bathing-suits lifeguard drama Baywatch, arrived in Nottingham yesterday. The man who once wore a leather jacket covered in blinking lights while singing about freedom atop a newly-opened Berlin Wall, is here to play Captain Hook opposite Su Pollard as the Magical Mermaid -
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Peter Pan 2013: View all the info you need - tickets, dates, times - at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham,
website.

.Su on TV: Little Robots
Tuesday 3rd December, 2013  
Little Robots: CBeebies: Thursday 5th December: 8.00am
Bump in the Night. The Sparky Twins ask Scary if they can borrow Flappy to be in their new show. Scary's not keen but agrees, only to change his mind as soon as they have taken her. The Sparkies, practising their juggling, accidentally bop Flappy on the head and she flies off erratically into the night! They panic, but with the help of Messy and a trail of bat shapes across the Little Robot world, Flappy is eventually found.

Little Robots: CBeebies: Thursday 12th December: 8.00am
The Odd Couple. Stripy steps on the Sparkies' rollaplank and crashes into Noisy's house, damaging it badly. Tiny offers to repair it and Stripy suggests that Noisy stays with him in the meantime. But the arrangement is not ideal - Noisy is very noisy and Stripy doesn't like having his peace and quiet disturbed. The Sparkies and Tiny each come up with a solution - but their solutions lead to more trouble!

Little Robots: CBeebies: Thursday 19th December: 8.00am
Good Sport Sporty. The Little Robots are doing their Busy Bot jobs and Sporty finishes first. The others ask him to help them finish their jobs but soon it is all out of control because he cannot keep up. Tiny cannot believe they have left Sporty to do everything while they play Botball and when they find him, he is malfunctioning. Tiny repairs him but he does not want to rest so Tiny suggests that the Little Robots do Sporty's exercises while he calls out the instructions!

.Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Collection: Win DVD Box Set
Monday 2nd December, 2013  
Those very generous folk at Playback have given Su Online a lovely Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Collection box set to give away as the prize in a competition.

The new set, featuring all 57 episodes, was released in September and is available from
Amazon.

Welcome to Maplin's, Britain's favourite holiday camp, where the sun-drenched summer never ends. Here we find our heroic Yellow Coats involved in all kinds of jolly japes and comic capers, in the chalets, in the Hawaiian Ballroom and all around the Olympic-sized swimming pool. So roll up your trousers and get those knobbly knees out, it's time for a complete season of fun and frolics - come on campers, Hi-De-Hi!

Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Simon Cadell & David Griffin.

To enter the competition just answer this question: What year did this website launch? Email your answer, titled "Su Online competition"
here. Closes Midnight on Sunday 15th December. All entrants who give the correct answer will have their names put into a bowl and a random winner will be chosen, emailed and their name published on this page. Good luck and thanks again to Playback.
.Radio Live / Jemm Three: Su Interviews
Monday 2nd December, 2013  
A couple more radio interview with Su which have aired over the last week, here in the UK and in New Zealand..

Radio Live: Su Pollard has played hundreds of characters in British TV & theatre but is most loved for her role of Peggy Ollerenshaw the Yellowcoat in Hi De Hi. She talks about the unique nature of the British sit-com and describes working closely with one of the greatest scriptwriting teams ever, the creators of Dad’s Army (and Hi De Hi), David Croft and James Perry -
Listen here...

Jemm Three: Sunday Brunch: Su Pollard talks to JemmThree’s Tim McArthur: Comedienne, singer and actress Su Pollard has had a long and well rounded career on stage and in television. Pollard hails from Nottingham and got into entertainment at the young age of fourteen. This Christmas, she’s joined by David Hasselhoff in Peter Pan: The Swashbuckling Pantomime Adventure -
Listen here...

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