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Su (and Paul) in Edinburgh!

September 29th, 2014

Su is in Edinburgh today, for tonight’s performance of Ha Ha Hood! at The Playhouse. Su Online’s good friend Paul bumped into her this afternoon on Princes Street – Thanks for the photo Paul!

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Ha Ha Hood!: Su Online Reviews Archive

September 29th, 2014

hahahood14sSu and the Ha ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves gang have been touring for well over a month now, and have already visited numerous theatres and venues around the country:

Chelmsford, Swansea, High Wycombe, Eastbourne, Llandudno, Crewe, Wirral, Carlisle, Durham, Crawley, Milton Keynes, Hastings, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Tunbridge Wells, Stevenage, Lancaster, Grimsby, York and Glasgow.

Ha Ha Hood! plays the fantastic Edinburgh Playhouse tonight. Visit the Official Website to browse the remaining dates of the tour, which runs until 17th November, so plenty of time to catch it.

There have already been some great reviews for the show, and Su, View a selection of these in our handy Ha ha Hood! Reviews Archive.

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Su Online News Archive: August 2014

September 29th, 2014

Su news for August 2014 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive by clicking below.

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Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves

September 29th, 2014

The Ha Ha Hood! juggernaut just keeps on going – During the next week Su, Cannon & Ball and the Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves cast and crew will visit:

Monday 29th September Edinburgh Playhouse 0844 871 3014 Website
Tuesday 30th September Billingham Forum Theatre 01642 552663 Website
Wednesday 1st October Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020 Website
Thursday 2nd October Hayes Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371 Website
Sunday 5th October Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000 Website

  Please keep an eye on the Ha Ha Hood! social networks for all the latest on the tour: Official Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Welcome to the new SU ONLINE!!

September 27th, 2014

New for our 15th year online: A new look for the website, and a new format for the most regularly updated page on this website, the NEWS! This format means our news posts and updates on Su can be individually linked to if anyone wants to share them via social networks etc. We have gone bigger and bolder than ever before for our 15th year. As yet the changes are on the Home Page, News, Bio, News Archive and Press&Features pages, but the entire site will follow suit over the coming weeks and months – Stay tuned!

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For Better Or For Worse: Episode One @ BBC iPlayer

September 25th, 2014

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The first episode of For Better or For Worse is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer.

The episode will remain online until early next Thursday (2nd October).

The second episode airs next Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning and will also be available at iPlayer after it is broadcast.

For Better Or For Worse: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Wednesday 1st October: 5.00pm
For Better Or For Worse: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Thursday 2nd October: 5.00am
Series One, Episode 2 of 8. Sweethearts Iris and Bernard miss the film when they go to the pictures. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From February 1993.

BBC Radio Oxford: Kat Orman

September 25th, 2014

bbcoxford14aSu guested on Kat Orman’s show on BBC Radio Oxford yesterday afternoon.

Su chatted about Ha ha Hood!, Hi-de-Hi!, her early career, previous visits to Oxford and more – The show, and Su’s interview, is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer. Su pops up at approximately 1hr 14m into the programme. The lively interview lasts for 10 minutes and ends with a “Ho-de-Ho!”.

Ha Ha Hood!: ‘The Sussex Newspaper’ Review

September 24th, 2014

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Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Ben Langley writes, directs and performs in, what is rapidly becoming, the cult theatrical series of Ha Ha shows. The production of Ha Ha Hood!, for those who haven’t heard of them, is the fourth in the series – following on from Ha Ha Hamlet!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Holmes! – and is possibly the funniest of them all.

The shows are very interactive, which takes a lot of the audience by surprise. It’s all very well to see someone walk onto the stage, that is to be expected, but when they address you directly some people leave their comfort zone. Consequently, it takes a few minutes to get the audience “warmed up” but Langley factors this into his shows and deliberately writes in a section that happens before the actual show begins.

 … Starring along side the comic duo is TV favourite, Su Pollard as Maid Marion. Su makes performing comedy look effortless. The one liners trip off her tongue like bullets from a gun – and every one hits the target.

• Continue reading at The Sussex Newspaper.

Su Online News Archive: July 2014

September 23rd, 2014

Su news for July 2014 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive by clicking below.

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Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves

September 22nd, 2014

More great shows last week, with many more to come – During the next week Su and the Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves cast and crew play:

Mon 22nd – Tue 23rd September Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre 01438 363200  Website
Wednesday 24th September Lancaster Grand Theatre 01524 64695 Website
Thursday 25th September Grimsby Auditorium 0844 871 3016 Website
Friday 26th September York Grand Opera House 0844 871 3024 Website
Sunday 28th September Glasgow Theatre Royal 0844 871 7647 Website

  Please keep an eye on the Ha Ha Hood! social networks for all the latest on the tour:
Official Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Lancashire Evening Post: Su-Perhuman Su Says Hi

September 21st, 2014

lep14bHi-De-Hi star Su Pollard is at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre next week alongside Cannon & Ball with new play Ha Ha Hood! She tells Greg Lambert ‘you can kill yourself laughing just watching it’

Despite just a few hours’ sleep before, Su Pollard is as chatty, bubbly and outrageous as ever.

“I don’t like to go to bed until 3am… But you ask what you want, babe!”

Like a human anti-depressant, the divine Miss Pollard is full of bounce and positivity as she enthuses about her show at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre next Wednesday night (September 24).

“It’s called Ha Ha! Hood and there’s another ‘H’ in it, for ‘hilarious’,” she says. “There’s a lot of action and you can kill yourself laughing just watching it. It’s Pythonesque, there’s a bit of panto, stand up and sketches. It moves along very swiftly.

“Don’t expect Einstein. It’s a fun, value for money show. It tells the story of what happens when Maid Marian and Robin Hood meet up again 10 years after being divorced.”

The knockabout show also stars her fellow 1980s stalwarts, comic double act Cannon and Ball. The three are great friends, and Su says Tommy and Bobby came to see her perform recently when she starred as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie.

“It’s the first show we’ve done together and there’s only five of us in it.

• Continue reading at the Lancashire Evening Post.

Ha Ha Hood!: ‘Bromsgrove Standard’ Review

September 21st, 2014

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Ha Ha Hood!’s comedy had audience all of a quiver

For those who love pantomime, variety shows and good old-fashioned British comedy, Ha Ha Hood is about as perfect a production as you could get.

With an all-star cast of just four and marvellous musician Andy Pickering, it had the audience at Redditch’s Palace Theatre in hysterics throughout.

It was hard to pick any stand-out performers as all were equally as good as each other.

Su Pollard had everyone giggling away as a rather suggestive Maid Marion and Cannon and Ball played two parts each – Tommy as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John and Bobby Ball as Guy of Gisborne and Friar Tuck.

• Continue reading at the Bromsgrove Standard.

BBC Three Counties Radio: Nick Coffer

September 21st, 2014

bbc3cr14aSu guested on Nick Coffer’s show on BBC Three Counties Radio Leeds yesterday.

Su chatted about Nottingham Forest, relationships, Ha ha Hood!, Hi-de-Hi! and more – The show, and Su’s interview, is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer. Su pops up at 1hr 13m into the programme.

Lancaster Guardian: Su Pollard Is Still A National Treasure

September 19th, 2014

lanchuardian14aFrom Hi-de-Hi to Ha Ha! Hood…Su Pollard is still a national treasure

Despite just a few hours’ sleep before our interview, Su Pollard is as chatty, bubbly and outrageous as ever.

Like a human anti-depressant, the divine Miss Pollard is full of bounce and positivity as she enthuses about her show at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster next Wednesday night (September 24).

“It’s called Ha Ha! Hood and there’s another ‘H’ in it, for ‘hilarious’,” she says. “There’s a lot of action, it’s Pythonesque, there’s a bit of panto, stand up and sketches. It moves along very swiftly.

“Don’t expect Einstein. It’s a fun, value for money show. It tells the story of what happens when Maid Marian and Robin Hood meet up again 10 years after being divorced.”

The show also stars her fellow 1980s stalwarts, comic double act Cannon and Ball. The three are great friends.

“It’s the first show we’ve done together and there’s only five of us in it. It makes a real change from working on a musical with 40 people. We have to change ourselves, we don’t have a costume dresser, and have to sort our own props. It’s a DIY show. But you can’t afford to get up yourself, darling!”

• Continue reading at the Lancaster Guardian.