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Su on TV: Lorraine

September 22nd, 2015

lorraine15bLorraine thought she would invite some old friends on the show to help her celebrate 60 years of ITV!

Su Pollard, Ian Moor and Paul Potts all got their start on ITV talent shows and stopped by to reminisce about their careers.

Su Pollard made her television debut in 1974 on Opportunity Knocks when she sang ‘I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No from the musical Oklahoma! Unfortunately, she lost to a singing Jack Russell, but we think the judges were barking up the wrong tree!

• Continue reading/Watch the interview at Lorraine/itv.com.

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Oxford Mail: Kinky Boots The Musical

September 16th, 2015

kinkyboots15bSu attended the opening of Kinky Boots The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre, London and the After Party at The Grand Connaught Rooms last night. The Oxford Mail reported on the evening, saying “Su Pollard brought an extra dose of fun to the evening“.

Kinky Boots the Musical: See the stars who came to support Cyndi Lauper on the opening night

Stars of stage and screen showed up in style at the opening night of Kinky Boots in London’s West End, as Cyndi Lauper hailed it a glittering homecoming.

Theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Graham Norton and Beverley Knight were among the famous guests who supported their friend and the show’s lyricist Lauper as it transferred from Broadway to the Adelphi Theatre.

• Continue reading at the Oxford Mail. (Photo © Getty Images)

The Official Su Pollard Website: 15 Years “Online”

September 13th, 2015

Happy Birthday To Us!! Su Online is celebrating 15 years of being online this week. We launched way back in, what many still consider to be, the “early days” of the internet - yes, pre Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest et al - 10th September 2000 to be precise – Su has sent a message to share – “Happy Anniversary of the web site! Where has the time gone? Luv to everyone who has taken the time to take a look over the years. Su xx“. Browse our 15 years of Su News by clicking below.

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Reader’s Digest: Su Retro Interview: “I Remember”

September 13th, 2015

rdigest15bA look back at Su’s great “I Remember” interview, published last year by Reader’s Digest, along with a fab selection of photos. Su was also their cover star.

Su Pollard is a true UK treasure. The Nottingham born comedy actress and singer shares her fondest memories with Reader’s Digest. From discovering her flamboyant dress sense to scoring a Top Ten hit single.

I Remember…

…always having a flamboyant dress sense

When I was five, my mum Hilda took me to C&A in Nottingham. I said, “I want that blue dress with the yellow polka dots and I want one blue tight and one yellow one.” My mum’s dress sense was more twin set and pearls.

…my handsome Dad

I remember him at a family party, all suited and booted, singing “My Way” like Frank Sinatra and everyone cheering him on and shouting, “More, Don, more!” I was so proud of him. He always said to me, “You’ve got to follow your dreams.”

…making an audience laugh for the first time

I didn’t mean to. I was the angel Gabriel’s assistant in the school nativity, aged six, and was standing on a cardboard box to deliver my line to Mary, “Fear Not! Angel Gabriel will…” at which point I fell right through the box—the teacher hadn’t made it strong enough. It wasn’t an auspicious start to my acting career, but I loved how the audience laughed at the situation, so I clambered out of the box and finished my line “…be coming to give you a sign.” Everyone loved it.

• Continue reading at the Reader’s Digest website.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Promo Video

September 11th, 2015

The promo for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Blackpool Grand. (Many thanks to Mark Whitney)

The Grand Theatre and UK Productions are pleased to announce that Blackpool favourite and beloved actress Su Pollard will be starring as the Wicked Queen in this year’s pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, alongside Blackpool’s very own Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston as The Prince as well as BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto favourite Steve Royle.

Su On TV: … Sings the Beatles

September 7th, 2015

… Sings The Beatles: BBC4: Friday 18th September: 11.25pm
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.

Announcement: Side By Side By Sondheim

September 4th, 2015

Su will now not be appearing in Side By Side By Sondheim.

Su thanks everyone for their messages and would like to reassure you all that there is absolutely no need to worry about her.

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Musical Theatre Review: Su Pollard Stars in Side By Side

September 1st, 2015

sbs15mSu Pollard stars in Side By Side By Sondheim at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

TV favourite Su Pollard will be joined by Marianne Benedict (Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wizard of Oz and We Will Rock You) and Grant McConvey (highly commended at the Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year) for the 2015 London revival of Side By Side By Sondheim at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in south London (Tuesday 8 to Saturday 26 September, press night is 11 September).

The Tony Award-winning show features hits from legendary Broadway shows such as West Side Story, Gypsy and Company, taking audiences on a journey through their most classic songs including ‘Losing My Mind’, ‘Being Alive’ and ‘Send in the Clowns’.

Su Pollard said: “It’s just a joy to come into rehearsals, have a fantastic team and work ethic. 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 at Musical Theatre Review.

Side By Side By Sondheim: Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 1st, 2015

Side By Sondheim: It’s Monday which can only mean one thing… We open 1 week tomorrow!! Hurry & book before it’s too lateContinue reading…

Elaine Paige Show: Elaine mentioned Side by Side by Sondheim on her BBC Radio Two show on Sunday afternoon. The programme is available to listen to, for the next month, at BBC iPlayer (Side By Side mention is at 28m approx!) – Listen Here…

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Tickets: Please click above for further info on Side By Side By Sondheim and to book tickets…

Side By Sondheim: Tickets flying out the door! Book NOW for best availability across all nightsContinue reading…

Side By Side by Su Online: Browse all of our recent Side By Side news here…