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BT: Su Can’t Wait For Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday Bash

February 26th, 2017

btcom17aSu 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.

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Su On TV: … Sings the Beatles

February 20th, 2017

… 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.

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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.

Kent Online: Snow White Raises Thousands for Hospice

February 1st, 2017

kentonline17aThe 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.