Islington Life: 2018’s Top Traders Revealed

November 20th, 2018

islife18aSu got into the festive spirit at the weekend, presenting prizes to Islington’s market traders, as reported by Islington Life.

Two long-standing and popular stall holders have been named Islington’s Market Traders of the Year 2018.

David Brastock, whose card stall has been operating in Chapel Market for 50 years, and Serpil Erce, behind Sunny Olive Tree stall at Whitecross Street Market, were presented with their prize – £150 off their ground rent – by Islington celebrity Su Pollard and the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Dave Poyser, at the Chapel Market Christmas light switch-on event on Saturday 17 November.

David’s daughter Jo Coote, who now runs the card stall, said: “It’s fantastic to have won this competition on our 50th year in Chapel Market. It is thanks to our wonderful customers and we are so proud to have been nominated by them.”

Serpil, who won the Market Trader of the Year title last year and in 2009, said: “I am overwhelmed and delighted to have won this for the second year in a row. We have lovely and loyal customers, who know that we will be out in Whitecross Street come rain or shine.”

• Continue reading at Islington Life. (Photos © Islington Life)

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Su On TV: … Sings the Beatles

November 20th, 2018

… Sings The Beatles: BBC4: Saturday 1st December: 0.30am
 Recorded for the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album, a journey through the classic and curious covers in the BBC archives. Featuring Sandie Shaw singing a sassy Day Tripper, Shirley Bassey belting out Something, a close-harmony Carpenters cover of Help!, Joe Cocker’s chart-topping With A Little Help From My Friends, Oasis reinventing the Walrus and a little Lady Madonna from Macca himself. Plus, a few ‘magical’ moments from Candy Flip, the Korean Kittens and Su Pollard.

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Above: Screen captures of Su performing ‘Back In The USSR’. Originally from The Laughter Show in 1984, Please click here to view larger versions of the screen caps.

Worcester News: Classic Characters Back For Panto Season

November 18th, 2018

snowwhite18qFrom Cinderella to Snow White, and from Peter Pan to Aladdin, all the usual suspects are waiting in the wings as theatres across the region prepare for a fun-filled festive panto season.

Meanwhile in Malvern, the baddie in Snow White comes in the shape of Malvern favourite, the legendary Su Pollard, who this year returns to play The Wicked Queen, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyard as the Prince, Philips Meeks as Nursie… and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles! in a magical adventure with a beautiful Princess, the jealous Wicked Queen, an enchanted mirror and a dashing Prince.

With a little help along the way from the Muddles, Nursie and of course the Seven Dwarfs…

• Continue reading at Worcester News.

The Great Malvern Christmas Festival 2018

November 12th, 2018

Don’t miss… the Great Malvern Christmas Festival on Saturday 24th November. Panto stars Su Pollard and Mark James will be joining the parade and switching on the Christmas Lights! Oh yes they will! (Photo © Malvern Theatres)

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Standard Issue Podcast: Omielan, Millican, Garofalo and Pollard

November 8th, 2018

standardissue18aThe episode of Standard Issue which included Su as a guest, recorded earlier this year at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, is now available as a podcast…

In this gigcast, we got Hannah Dunleavy, Sarah Millican, Luisa Omielan, Janeane Garofalo and Su Pollard onstage to see what would happen. Crikey. There’s tit-covering trousers, a dearth of condoms, a blast of Madonna and a frankly hilarious bum story. We recorded this gigcast back in August in Edinburgh at The Stand Comedy Club as part of our Edinburgh Fringe run. It was even more deliciously bonkers than we expected. And we’re the people who decided to get Su Pollard and Janeane Garofalo in the same room.

On the only day Su’s play Harpy wasn’t playing at The Edinburgh Fringe – Monday 13th August – Su appeared in ANOTHER show… Sarah Millican’s! – In Conversation with The Standard Issue.

What’s that, our Sarah Millican’s only show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year is alongside Luisa Omielan, Su Pollard and Janeane Garofalo? Of course it is!

In Conversation with Standard Issue
August 13, 2018: The Stand, Edinburgh

Join Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women’s magazine for your ears – as it hosts a panel of brilliant women from the world of comedy and media including Sarah Millican, Janeane Garofalo, Su Pollard and Luisa Omielan in conversation about funnies, feminism and more.

• Listen to/Download the podcast here. (Photo © Standard Issue)

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Snow White at Malvern Theatres: Coming Soon!

November 8th, 2018

Malvern Theatres’ fantastic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promo leaflet – Not long now until Su’s panto for 2018 begins, with rehearsals starting very soon. Please click below for more info and links to book tickets.

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Free Radio: Win Tickets to Malvern Theatres Panto

November 8th, 2018

snowwhite18lHeigh ho, heigh ho! It’s off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!   Free Radio are giving you the chance to win tickets to the most magical pantomime of them all… Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Malvern Theatres on Sunday 16th December.

Not only will you get to take your family to see this spectacular show starring the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, but we’ll also give you money to spend in the Bistro.

• Click below for more details at Free Radio.

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Happy Birthday Su!

November 7th, 2018

Best Wishes to Su, who is celebrating her birthday today.

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It’s Halloween: Su on Desert Island Discs (Sort Of!)

October 31st, 2018

did11aIn Halloween week 2011, Mark Gatiss, of The League Of Gentlemen, Doctor Who and Sherlock fame, guested on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs. One of Mark’s choices as a desert island disc was Su’s version of ‘Come To Me (I Am Woman)’. Whether he was being post-ironic or whatever we’re not sure. Anyone who has viewed Victory of the Daleks knows Mark has a terrific sense of humour.

ctm11aKirsty Young’s castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life. As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic – while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films. He has written for – and acted in – Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: “When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything – Gardeners’ Question Time – I would look for something.”

• Listen to Mark Gatiss’ Desert Island Discs at ‘BBC iPlayer’, here. Apparently the programme is available to listen to until 1st January 2099.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Cast Talk Panto

October 28th, 2018

Su and the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cast talk panto and the forthcoming Malvern Theatres’ production in this short clip. The panto opens in just over six weeks.

Entertainment Views Interviews: Su Pollard

October 24th, 2018

snowwhite18kEntertainment Views Interviews: Star of Malvern Theatres’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs… Su Pollard

Actress Su Pollard has long been a favourite performer of mine, both on screen and in her various stage roles. As a pantomime villain she’s second to none so I was delighted to hear she was going to play the Wicked Queen in Malvern Theatres’ pantomime this year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Here, Su tells me why she thinks that pantomime remains a popular tradition at Christmas and we chat about her appearance in the ITV reality television programme ‘Last Laugh In Vegas‘.

Thank you for talking to Entertainment Views, Su – what do you love about pantomime?
I like panto because it’s a real tradition and I believe that traditional theatre should keep going as long as possible. In the same way that people love Shakespeare, so many people love panto. You’re never too old to get into the spirit of it all. I like it when the kids are screaming and that they’re allowed to be noisy, in other instances they’d be expected to be on their best behaviour. If I don’t make at least one child cry then I think I’ve failed in my job! I love it when a child gets carried out, result!

So you enjoy being the baddie then?
Oh I do love playing the baddie and scaring the children, but it’s important that everybody goes home happy and feels they’ve had value for money.

• Continue reading at Entertainment Views.

Su on TV: Classic Hi-de-Hi! Continues on GOLD

October 24th, 2018

Hi-de-Hi! continue to air twice daily weekdays on GOLD:

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 25th October: 12.10pm/6.15pm
Man Trap. (Series 7, Episode 7). Gladys and Spike are livid that Joe Maplin has announced their engagement to the press as a publicity stunt, but Clive sees a way of using the situation as an excuse to spurn Gladys’s unwanted attentions.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 26th October: 12pm/6pm
Pigs Might Fly. (Series 8, Episode 1). Yvonne’s partner Barry has left her and she becomes a recluse in her chalet. Worried about the entertainments programme Gladys takes the initiative and sends for her substitute partner Julian Dalrymple-Sykes. Within hours Yvonne is ready to take the floor again.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs: Baby Shark!

October 16th, 2018

Ba…by shark! Doo doo, doo doo doo doo!

Check out the spectacular Snow White panto cast doing the Baby Shark song.

Su on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

October 16th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media One: Saturday 20th October: 8am
Series 3, Episode 1: Brian McFadden presents a new series of the dining challenge show in which contestants are invited to dinner at a mystery celebrity’s house and must guess who their host is. Comedy actress Su Pollard attempts to baffle a team of magicians. Will they be saying Hi-de-Hi, or be doing the dishes?