Archive for August, 2015

Side by Side by Sondheim: First Week Rehearsals Completed

August 22nd, 2015

The first week of rehearsals for Side by Side by Sondheim are now over. Looks like it has been a great week for all taking part. Director, Elliot Clay has tweeted more great photos from the rehearsals and said: “Having an absolute ball working on @SideByLDN. First week of rehearsals = done!” (Photos © Elliot Clay)


• Stay updated via: Side by Sondheim @ Twitter | The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre @ Twitter | Elliot Clay @ Twitter.

Snow White Press Launch @ Radio Wave

August 21st, 2015

Today’s Panto Launch in Blackpool was covered by a variety of media, including Hayley Kay’s live show on Radio Wave. She interviewed Su, Dan and the cast. If Su’s chat is made available online we will be sure to share a link with you. (Photos © 96.5 Radio Wave)


Su @ Snow White’s Panto Launch

August 21st, 2015

Su loved her Wicked Queen caricature – Thanks to The Blackpool Grand at Instagram.


Snow White @ The Blackpool Grand: Panto Launch

August 21st, 2015

Photos from today’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs panto launch at Stanley Park Bandstand, Blackpool. Visit the Twitter pages of The Grand and UK Productions for a great selection of photos and video clips from today’s event. (Photos © UK Productions)


Broadway World: In Rehearsal for Side by Side

August 21st, 2015

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio Theatre

TV favourite Su Pollard, joined by Marianne Benedict (Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wizard of OZ and We Will Rock You) and Grant McConvey (Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year) just started rehearsing for the 2015 London revival of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, opening Friday 11 September and playing through 26 September 2015 at the Jack Studio Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at rehearsals!

“It’s just a joy to come into rehearsals, have a fantastic team and work ethic,” Pollard said. “Everybody’s really helping each other, we’re very joyful, interested, excited and it makes a real change to do some challenging fun numbers.”

• Continue reading, and view more photos from rehearsals, at Broadway World. (Photo © Broadway World)


Side by Sondheim @ Twitter

August 21st, 2015

Side by Sondheim @ Twitter have been sharing lots of teaser photos from rehearsals over the last week. Click here to take a browse.

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Lancashire Evening Post: Snow White for Ice Dan

August 21st, 2015

lep15aBlackpool’s very own Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston is to star as The Prince in this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

He is to join comedy actress Su Pollard and BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto favourite Steve Royle. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from December 4 to January 3.

• Continue reading at the Lancashire Evening Post.

The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Snow White

August 11th, 2015

Pay a visit to the fabulous Snow White section at The Blackpool Grand Theatre’s website.


Su Online News Archive: 15 Years Of Su News!

August 11th, 2015

Browse 15 years of Su news and updates. Visit our News Archive by clicking below.


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Hi-de-Hi!: Back To Maplins 2015

August 11th, 2015

backtomaplins15aJo and Tony Tarran have announced Back to Maplin’s 2015, a Hi-de-Hi! themed all day event which will take place on Saturday 3rd October. This follows on from their highly acclaimed previous events and as usual the focal point will be the Cliff Hotel in Dovercourt the town where the series was filmed. 

The weekend starts at 11.00am on Saturday morning at the Electric Palace Cinema – seen in the show in the series 8 episode “Only The Brave” – watching Hi-de-Hi! on the big screen plus some rare clips!

Starting at 3.00pm Saturday afternoon there will be cream tea refreshments served at The Cliff Hotel and an opportunity to see an exhibition including photographs and memorabilia.

Saturday evening from 7.00pm sees a carvery meal consisting of a main course, dessert and tea or coffee in the ‘Hawaiian Ballroom’ at the Cliff Hotel with entertainment, Maplins fun and our special guests joining us. There will also be a Q & A session with our invited guests.

Previous guests have included Jimmy Perry, Jeffrey Holland, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Barry Howard, the Webb Twins, Vince Rayner and many others. (However guest’s appearance is as always subject to availability and work commitments)

• View further details and info on booking at NB As far as we are aware Su isn’t attending this year’s event. If this changes between now and October we will let you know.

The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Meet The Cast/Panto Launch

August 11th, 2015

snowwhite15gMeet this years Grand’s Panto cast at the Grand’s FREE family fun day!

Meet Su Pollard, Dan Whiston, Steve Royle and some very special guests at the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Family Fun Day on Friday 21 August, at Stanley Park bandstand from 1pm. The Grand Theatre will be holding a FREE family fun day, hosted and broadcast live by Radio Wave at Stanley Park’s bandstand from 1-3pm on Friday 21 August. The event will kick start the launch this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions.

On the day you can meet all the stars of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsincluding beloved actress Su Pollard, Blackpool’s very own Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston, as well as BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto favourite Steve Royle – PLUS a few special guests.

• Continue reading at The Grand Theatre Blackpool website.

The Gazette: Oh Yes They Are… Panto Stars Say Hello At Park

August 11th, 2015

bpoolgazette15bThe stars of this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime will be meeting fans at Stanley Park.

Su Pollard, Dan Whiston and Steve Royle – as well as some ‘very special guests’ – will all be at the Snow White And The Seven Drawfs family fun day on Friday, August 21.

The event at the bandstand, from 1pm to 3pm, will include free activities and giveaways, plus a live broadcast by 
Radio Wave. The Grand will also be hosting a fairytale fancy dress competition for children, with a chance to win a family ticket to see the panto over the Christmas spell.

Su Pollard – best known for her turn as dizzy chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in TV classic Hi De Hi! – will make her return to the Grand as the Wicked Queen in the festive family special. Her most recent appearances include the evil Miss Hannigan in Annie in 2011 and in 2008 production Shout! with Claire Sweeney.

• Continue reading at the Blackpool Gazette.

National Holidays: Snow White & The Christmas Circus

August 11th, 2015

snowwhite15hJoin us for a terrific two day break as we visit the Grand Theatre, Blackpool to see the firm family-favourite performance of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, starring Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, along with Dancing on Ice Star Dan Whiston as the handsome Prince. With stunning sets, comedy, an all-star cast, plus all your favourite songs, we combine this fabulous panto adventure with the spectacular Christmas Circus in Blackpool.

• Continue reading at National Holidays.

British Theatre Guide: Side by Side

August 10th, 2015

sbs15hSu Pollard is Side by Side at The Jack Studio Theatre

Su Pollard leads the cast in a new production of Side By Side By Sondheim.

Many of musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim’s shows are represented in the show including West Side Story, Gypsy, Follies and Company.

In addition to the music and lyrics by Sondheim, the show features songs which have music by Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Mary Rodgers and Richard Rodgers.

Su Pollard may be best remembered for her television work but her stage credits include Me and My Girl in London’s West End and SHOUT!.

• Continue reading at British Theatre Guide.