Su Pollard can’t wait to return to the stage for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday bash The actress shares everything she loves about Dame Vera … and Little Mix!
Su Pollard has said she is looking forward to returning to the stage as she takes part in a special performance celebrating the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn.
The Hi-de-Hi! star will give a rendition of the wartime singer’s I’m Gonna Get Lit Up (When The Lights Go On In London) for the special one-off show at London’s Palladium next month.
• Continue reading at bt.com. See further info on Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday Tribute Show here.
… Sings The Beatles: BBC4: Friday 3rd March: 11pm
… Sings The Beatles: BBC4: Saturday 4th March: 2.35am
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.
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.
The Assembly Hall Theatre’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, raises thousands for the Hospice in the Weald
Generous panto punters raised more than £7,000 for a local charity during the Christmas and New Year run in Tunbridge Wells. The funds were raised for the Pembury-based Heart of Kent Hospice at performances of the Assembly Hall Theatre panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which starred Su Pollard of 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!
The annual collection came to £7,320.61, raised from bucket collections at the end of each performance during the three-week run.
The hospice provides compassionate, individual, holistic and supportive care for patients with a terminal illness, their families, and carers in west Kent and East Sussex. The money raised could pay for pre or post-bereavement counselling sessions for 20 patients or family members who are seeking additional support.
Beth Swarbrigg, from the hospice, said: “The theatre has been supporting Hospice in the Weald for over 18 years and we are delighted that once again the theatre has chosen the Hospice to benefit from their annual pantomime collection.
• Continue reading at Kent Online.
A few screen caps from last night’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side. Su guested alongside Ritchie Neville and Jordan Banjo. Please click on the captures to view larger versions. Watch last nights CBBOTS at, Channel 5′s catch up, My5.
After an abandoned appearance a couple of weeks ago – due to being snowed in – Su will guest on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side tonight. It’s eviction night too so the show is certain to be a lot of fun. Keep an eye on the official Big Brother Twitter page for updates this evening.
Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side: Channel 5: Friday 27th January: 11.05pm
Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side: Channel 5 +1: Saturday 28th January: 00.05am
Episode 19. Celebrity panellists and an audience of CBB fans debate the hot topics, reveal exclusives and go behind the scenes of the main show. Presented by Rylan Clark-Neal.
Su has paid tribute to her For Better Or For Worse co-star, Gorden Kaye, who died on Monday.
Gorden Kaye: ‘Allo ‘Allo!’s Rene Artois dies aged 75
Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died aged 75. The star’s former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning.
Kaye played cafe owner Rene Artois on the hit show, which centred on the fictional exploits of resistance fighters in World War Two in German-occupied France.
Su Pollard, who appeared with Kaye in four series of BBC radio comedy For Better or for Worse, told the BBC the actor was “very clever, witty and amusing”.
“He was quite private, but he was very amiable and was more than happy to chat to his fans. He was very pleased he was able to turn his passion into his working life,” she said.
• Continue reading at BBC News.
Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard cuts the cake as Highgate theatre celebrates 19th birthday
It was a hi-de-hi-de-happy birthday for one of the borough’s best-loved theatres on Sunday with sitcom actress Su Pollard on hand to cut the cake.
The Upstairs At The Gatehouse theatre in Highgate village turned 19 years old at a party held after the matinee performance of its five-star production of Anything Goes.
Every year the theatre hands out a HUGO – it stands for “Highgate Upstairs at the Gatehouse Oscar” – award to somebody who has helped with the playhouse’s success. This year, the glass gong went to producer Katy Lipson, who was thanked for the quality of shows she has brought to the theatre. She returns with That’s Jewish Entertainment next month.
Ms Pollard, who starred in Hi-De-Hi! and You Rang M’Lord?, said: “Theatres like this are special. They bring people to see fantastic shows and fantastic casts.”
• Continue reading at the Camden New Journal.
Hacker Time: CBBC: Saturday 21st January: 3pm
Ricky Martin. Series 6, Episode 10. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. CBBC’s Art Ninja, Ricky Martin, joins Hacker in the studio for a show about all things art. Plus Luke and Leia sing about their potent breath in Lost and Found (…& Lost Again) and there’s a final trip to Rearend-On-Sea for The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.
It’s Christmas Eve! What an incredibly busy December it’s been here at Su Online – We hope you’ve enjoyed the abundance of panto and festive updates over the last few weeks – Wishing all of our visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017 from Su and Su Online.
It’s almost Christmas!! There is now less than two weeks left to see a performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Su’s panto for 2016 has 12 shows left between today and 2nd January, so still plenty of chances to catch a show.
Snow White has received numerous great reviews as well as constant praise from panto-goers since opening on 9th December - Read a selection of those opinions via the Assembly Hall’s Twitter feed. Book your tickets here.
There have been some fantastic reviews of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs since the panto launched almost a fortnight ago, with much praise being heaped on the cast and production. Click below to read them all – with previews and links to the full reviews.
How to celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style
Thinking of going out on December 31? Then let the Times be your guide. In part one of our selection of the best things to see – or be seen at – we highlight the finest restaurants and family events…
Fantastic Family Fun: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Pantomime is an absolute must at Christmas and New Year and if you want to see the New Year in the funniest way then head along to the Assembly Hall and enjoy all the laughs to be had at this brilliant afternoon performance which stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, Jamie Rickers as Muddles, Millie Booth as Snow White and Jamie Steen as Nursie. True fun for all the family! Starting at 1pm tickets cost from £23.50. www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
• Continue reading at the Times of Tunbridge Wells.
Is it any wonder the response to Snow White at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells has been so positive? Take a look at Jamie Steen as Nursie in just one of many costume changes. The production values and attention to detail on this pantomime are so high. Don’t miss seeing the Assembly Hall’s best panto ever, playing Tunbridge Wells until 2nd January. Book tickets here. (Photo © UK Productions Ltd/Assembly Hall Theatre)
As well as Snow White at the Assembly Hall Theatre, there are numerous other things to see and do in Tunbridge Wells over the festive season. Click below for further info.