Archive for November, 2016

Snow White @ Tunbridge Wells: Tickets Going Fast!

November 29th, 2016

Have you booked your tickets for Su’s panto for 2016 yet? – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells. Click below for all the info you need…


Kent Live: Christmas Light Switch On 2016 in Crowborough

November 29th, 2016

kentlive16aThe countdown to Christmas has officially started in Crowborough after the town’s big light switch on event last week.

The Crowborough Christmas Cracker saw stilt walkers, glow jugglers and cheeky elves take over the High Street on Friday, November 25.

Hi De Hi star Su Pollard, who plays the wicked queen in the Tunbridge Wells Christmas pantomime, delighted the crowds after she officially switched on the festive lights in the town.

Caroline Miles, Crowborough Town Council events manager, said: “It was one of the most successful events so far this year with a record turnout. The weather was completely on our side and the streets were heaving with people”.

“Su pollard was a great hit, she is one of our most popular celebrities to ever turn on our lights”.

• Continue reading at Kent Live.

Culture Calling: Win Tickets to Snow White

November 29th, 2016

We are giving you the chance to win a family ticket to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre!  

The legendary and loveable Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord, Oh, Doctor Beeching, Benidorm, Loose Women) returns to the stage this year as the Wicked Queen for a pantomime spectacular!  

Join court jester Muddles (Jamie Rickers CITV, Nickelodeon), Nursie (Jamie Steen) and the Seven Dwarfs as they try to save the beautiful Snow White (Millie Booth) from the evil clutches of the Wicked Queen. Will they flee the villainous Queen or will madness and mayhem mislead them along the way?  

Brimming with beaming costumes, stunning sets and bundles of fun, this lively show will leave the family in side-splitting laughter.  

One lucky winner will win a family ticket to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre. Tickets are available online, starting from £13.

• Continue reading/Enter the competition at Culture Calling. Competition Ends: 05/12/2016.


Su at The Crowborough Christmas Cracker TODAY!!

November 25th, 2016

Just a reminder that Su will be switching on Crowborough’s Christmas lights this evening. See further information on this event at the Crowborough Town Council website.


The Sussex Newspaper: Star Interview – Su Pollard

November 25th, 2016

tsn16aThere are now just over two weeks until Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opens, on Friday 9th December, at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells so, before she launches herself into rehearsals for her part as the Wicked Queen, I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with the show’s legendary TV star, Su Pollard.

After first listening to her absolutely hilarious answering machine message, I asked Su…

Did you have a good time opening the grotto in the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre with Santa?

Oh yes, it was so funny and we had a great time turning all of the Christmas lights on at the grotto. There were loads of kids there, and we went on an open top bus all round the town as well. We were there for about three hours all together and then we had to say goodbye to Santa ‘cos it was time to go.

When will you be back to start rehearsals for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?

We start rehearsals proper on November 28th but we’ve already had quite a few meetings including two or three with the Musical Director and he’s given us all of the songs that we will be singing so, hopefully, a lot of the preparation work is already done.

• Continue reading at The Sussex Newspaper.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Rehearsals

November 25th, 2016

Su and the panto cast begin rehearsals for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Monday in preparation for opening night on Friday 9th December at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. Su says: “I just so enjoy the tradition of it. I love the he corny jokes, the fabulous costumes, the way that the audience can join in and that there is always a happy ending with everybody going home having had a marvellous time.  I can’t wait to get the audience going with the usual pantomime boo’s and hisses.”

• Click below to browse further details and ticket booking info. Please also keep a panto eye on the Assembly Hall Theatre’s Twitter page for news and updates on Snow White.


Muddy Stilettos: Quick-Fire Questions with Su Pollard

November 20th, 2016

snowwhite16jAs panto fever starts to build I was lucky enough to grab 5 minutes with national treasure, comedienne, actress and TV presenter Su Pollard – soon to be starring as the Wicked Queen in the Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) production of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Fun, zany and very, very likeable – she did not disappoint. Come, join me and say Hi-de-Hi (sorrrrry…)

Goodie or Baddie?

Oh the Baddie – every time! I’ve always said playing the baddy is the best. You can answer back to the audience – lots of booing and banter.

Silly or scary?

Oh, both definitely! In panto we want to scare the kiddies as much as is humanely possible! Also it’s tempered with all the jokes, fun, dancing and happy songs.

• Continue reading at Muddy Stilettos.

Kent Live: Tunbridge Wells Christmas Lights Switch On

November 20th, 2016

kentlive16aWatch what happened at the Tunbridge Wells Christmas lights switch on

The wet and windy weather did not stop the people of Tunbridge Wells turning out in their hundreds to witness the Christmas lights switch on.

Festive fun for all the family began at 3pm today (November 17) when the stars of the town panto boarded an open-top bus outside the Assembly Hall Theatre in Crescent Road.

The rain stopped for a brief period as characters from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs proceeded on a tour of Tunbridge Wells to wave at residents.

Su Pollard, who is playing the Wicked Queen in the panto, said: “I’ve just got off the open-top bus and it was a little bit blustery, but what I did not realise was all the branches from the trees nearly took our heads and wigs off!”

• Continue reading at Kent Live.

Snow White @ Tunbridge Wells: A Message From Su

November 20th, 2016

A message from Su Pollard, apppearing as The Wicked Queen in the spectacular pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells, from Fri 9 Dec to Mon 2 Jan. Oh yes she is!

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Snow White: Santa’s Grotto & Lights Celebration

November 20th, 2016

Visit The Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells Twitter for a great selection of photos from last week’s Santa’s Grotto and Lights Celebration. A great time was had by all at the switch on.


Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Watch Online

November 20th, 2016

Click below to watch Su and Ruth on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip at BBC iPlayer.


Kent Live: Christmas Light Switch Ons

November 15th, 2016

kentlive16aChristmas light switch ons in west Kent and East Sussex

The festive season is approaching, which means the high streets will soon transform into winter wonderlands. Towns and villages are holding special events to celebrate the start of the Christmas period, with celebrities and Santa Claus set to make an appearance.

Here’s what you need to know about the Christmas lights switch ons in west Kent and East Sussex

Crowborough High Street
When: November 25 at 6pm
What: Su Pollard will be switching on this year’s Christmas lights.

There will also be glow jugglers, street performers, face painting and a Santa’s grotto.

• Continue reading at Kent Live.

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Su on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

November 5th, 2016

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: BBC2: Wednesday 16th November: 7pm
Series 6, Episode 3. Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Two luvvies from the world of stage and TV, Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, best known for their appearances in sitcom Hi-De-Hi, are antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj Bisram. Setting off from the Welsh border town of Monmouth, they head for auction in Congleton, Cheshire. Ruth also gets to find out about the incredible 19th-century nurse – and it is not Florence Nightingale – whilst Su visits ancient Roman town Caerleon and finds time for an amphitheatre showdown with Phil. And Su attempts to resolve an age old mystery – does Phil wear a wig? Starring: Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard.


Su on TV: Hacker Time

November 5th, 2016

Hacker Time: CBBC: Monday 14th November: 11.20am
Hacker Time: CBBC: Monday 14th November: 2.40pm
Steph Mcgovern. Series 6, Episode 6. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. BBC Breakfast and Pocket Money Pitch presenter Steph McGovern drops in to the Hacker Time studio to endure Hacker’s jokes about money. Pocket Money Pitch becomes Pocket Money Pooch for one day only, plus there’s a trip to Rearend-On-Sea for TV’s least informative documentary, The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.

Hacker Time: CBBC: Tuesday 15th November: 11.20am
Hacker Time: CBBC: Tuesday 15th November: 2.40pm
Michelle Hardwick. Series 6, Episode 7. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. Hacker tricks Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick into the studio to endure lots of soap jokes, as well as perform in a sketch entitled Emmerfail. Plus Cel Spellman stars in Lost and Found (…& Lost Again) and there’s another trip to The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.

Hacker Time: CBBC: Wednesday 16th November: 11.20am
Hacker Time: CBBC: Wednesday 16th November: 2.40pm
Luis Troyano. Series 6, Episode 8. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano joins Hacker, Derek, Lolly, Wilf, Herman, Larry and whoever the other ones are. Expect plenty of cake jokes, some of them funny! Plus Cel Spellman stars in Lost and Found (…& Lost Again) and another trip to The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.

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