1982 Su made a programme for the BBC all
about Nottingham, called Me & My
Su visited her old
school, Berridge Infants. She also went
to Players Tobacco Factory where
both her parents were
employed when she was growing up.
Su's sister, Jean,
reminisced with her about Sunday trips
they had with their dad. Su said
that Jean was her fiercest,
but also most constructive, critic.
Su explored the
Mortimer's Hole, the underground
passageway beneath Nottingham Castle.
Su visited Wollaton
Hall, a museum which also boasts
a deer park, a lake, a golf course and a
Su found time to
check out the locals in the centre of
Nottingham, the Old Market Square,
known locally as
Slab Square. Interesting fact from
Su; There are six
women to every man in Nottingham!
Ginny Carley, Su's
best friend, reminded her of when
they did Rumpelstiltskin together.
Ginny sponsored Su
when she appeared on Opportunity
Knocks, when she
came a close second to a Jack
Su also stopped by
the 'Sign Of Four' joke shop, one of her
favourite haunts. The shop also
sells lots of theatrical items
such as stage make up and the like.
Then she was off to the
Cooperative Arts Theatre. Su joined
this rep company when
she was 11, and it has played an
enormous part in her life.
Next on the
whistlestop tour was Basford Hall, one of
many working men's clubs Su
performed in in her early
days. She remembered being 'asked
to leave' for daring to
be 'unladylike', that's drinking a
pint to you and me.
John Evans chatted to Su. He described
her as an all rounder, and wished
people knew of her
versatlity. Su sang lead in The
Student Prince, and played
Susan in The Desert Song,
among many other roles. Su
and John have had many fun times
together, a great end
to the trip down memory lane.