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Bucks Free Press: Snow White Review

December 23rd, 2017

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PANTO REVIEW: Snow White at the Aylesbury Waterside proved a massive hit

If a panto’s success is judged by the decibels of the squeals of delight emanating from the children in the audience then Snow White at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a massive hit.

The cast member most often initiating the audience participation was Muddles, played quite honestly to panto perfection by Andy Collins, a veteran TV warm-up man who is best known locally as a presenter on BBC Three Counties Radio. His twinkly-eyed, comedic, cheerful chappy approach to the role endeared him to kids and adults alike. The grown-ups even forgave him for drenching them with water pistols in the hilarious 12 Days of Christmas routine.

… There are several statements which could be used to describe Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard. Mad as a bag of frogs, slightly bonkers, charmingly eccentric and add to the list perfect for panto! She seemed to revel in being booed and was convincingly menacing as the wicked queen, but she did it in such a way that I couldn’t help but like her (this was a long way from the glam wicked queen). When she pitched up on stage in a leopard skin print shorts and skimpy top with her skinny legs, big glasses and bewildered look on her face to proposition the Prince (the charming Jon Moses) I almost wanted her to succeed!

• Continue reading at Bucks Free Press. Read more reviews of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs here.

Celebrity Radio: Su Pollard Interview

December 23rd, 2017

A great new panto interview with Su, by Alex Belfield of Celebrity Radio.

Islington Life: Islington Gets Festive!

December 23rd, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Su and her festive friends are the cover stars of the Winter 2017 issue of ‘Islington Life’. Click below to flick through the issue online.

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Snow White: Jon, La Voix, Andy & Su!

December 22nd, 2017

A great backstage group photo Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Prince, Nursie, Muddles and The Wicked Queen – Please click below to view at Twitter. (Photo © Robb Mookhoek)

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Snow White: The Complete Cast/Crew

December 22nd, 2017

A great shot of the entire Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cast and crew at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 2017. Click below to view at Twitter. (Photo © Aylesbury Waterside)

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Su on Christmas TV: Better Known For Other Things

December 22nd, 2017

Better Known For Other Things: NOW 80s: Christmas Eve: 12pm
Better Known For Other Things: NOW 80s: New Years Eve/Hogmanay: 12pm
Anyone for a bit of Nick Berry or Su Pollard? Soap stars, movie stars and comedians – they all made music (of variable quality), but were all better known for something else!

• NOW 80s airs on Sky channel number 378.

Su on New Year TV: Hacker Time

December 20th, 2017

Hacker Time: CBBC: Tuesday 2nd January: 1.35pm
Ricky Martin. Series 6, Episode 10. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. CBBC’s Art Ninja, Ricky Martin, joins Hacker in the studio for a show about all things art. Plus Luke and Leia sing about their potent breath in Lost and Found (…& Lost Again) and there’s a final trip to Rearend-On-Sea for The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.

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Su On Christmas TV: … Sings the Beatles

December 20th, 2017

… Sings The Beatles: Yesterday: Christmas Eve: 8.15am
… Sings The Beatles: Yesterday: Christmas Eve: 4.15pm
… Sings The Beatles: Yesterday: Christmas Eve: 11.45pm
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.

Su on Christmas TV: Better Known For Other Things

December 20th, 2017

Better Known For Other Things: NOW 80s: Thursday 21st December: 1pm
Anyone for a bit of Nick Berry or Su Pollard? Soap stars, movie stars and comedians – they all made music (of variable quality), but were all better known for something else!

• NOW 80s airs on Sky channel number 378.

Snow White 2017: Receiving Great Reviews!

December 19th, 2017

snowwhite17sSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Aylesbury Waterside is going great and receiving praise and fab feedback from theatregoers, and press…

With live music, a cornucopia of amazing costumes and atmospheric sets, including the dwarfs’ cottage, which opens to reveal the interior, this is a visually and auditorily satisfying pantomime.“: The Bucks Herald

Bravo to La Pollard who really was the star of the show – razor sharp timing, a strong voice and some real comedy chops. The scene where she attempted to woo Prince Frederick of Fairford Leys in her camisole set was genuinely hilarious but there were glimpses of her real acting talent too.“: Muddy Stilettos

La Voix stamps her mark on the show, and her double act with Collins is easy and assured, radiating warmth that the audience cannot fail to absorb. As the Wicked Queen, Su Pollard throws herself into the villainous role.”: The Reviews Hub

Rarely even in pantomime do you hear an audience this engaged in a production,
even the theatre foyer is dressed to get them in the mood before the start.“: Pocket Size Theatre

You can’t beat a good pantomime and after last night I am really in the Christmas spirit!“: What’s Good To Do

Radio X: Plug My Panto

December 19th, 2017

Su Pollard is looking like a fabulous box of quality street in her panto outfit… Su “plugged” Snow White on Radio X’s Chris Moyles Show this morning. Click below to watch/listen at Twitter.

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UK Theatre Network: Snow White Review

December 19th, 2017

snowwhite17eeWalking gingerly along ice-covered pavements with snow stacked up on the side and seeing the glittering Christmas lights glowing certainly puts one in the festive mood!  Without the lights, December would be very bleak as we wait for the winter equinox on 21st, heralding the start of winter and longer days. Pantomime plays an important role in these dark days, bringing colour, fun, laughter and mayhem to brighten up our lives.

This year’s pantomime at The Waterside is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring the sublime Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen. Su is a real trooper, with her unique energy, humour and enthusiasm she captivates you and it’s hard to think of her as ‘the baddie’, as she’s so likeable. She also has a great singing voice and her opening number ‘One Way or Another’ sets the scene nicely.

• Continue reading at UK Theatre Network. Review by Yvonne Delahaye.

Muddy Stilettos: Snow White Review

December 19th, 2017

snowwhite17ffGod bless Su Pollard! Back from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with two extremely happy nippers who loved the hi-di-hi camp of it all. The odds of this being a good panto were always going to be strong, with the brilliant La Voix returning for a second year and Three Counties radio host Andy Collins a long-standing panto pro.

But bravo to La Pollard who really was the star of the show – razor sharp timing, a strong voice and some real comedy chops. The scene where she attempted to woo Prince Frederick of Fairford Leys in her camisole set was genuinely hilarious but there were glimpses of her real acting talent too, particularly when she donned the nose to play the beggar lady.

• Continue reading at Muddy Stilettos.

Snow White @ Aylesbury Waterside: More Reviews

December 19th, 2017

snowwhite17tMore fabulous reviews for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Aylesbury Waterside…

Jasmine Storm – It’s A Wonderful Life: This show has an amazing cast, all of whom give their all. Along with a witty script and joyous moments of laughter (12 days of Christmas), it promises to deliver on all levels.  The songs are well chosen and there is something for everyone.  Su Pollard (Hi De Hi) has one of the best entrances ever witnessed.  She comes on singing Blondie’s One Way Or Another.  This is worth the ticket price alone.  I was not sure how the lovely Su would translate to a wicked queen, but she does it in her own style and with an element of humour – Continue reading…

Tab’s Theatre Thoughts: I have a confession to make. I have been to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs TWICE in four days. Yep. I am about to give you the low down on one of the best nights in Aylesbury, so get your specs on and pay attention. Before I get started though, does anyone else agree that the correct plural of dwarf is dwarves? Anyway… This years production at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is truly a “who’s who” of pantomime royalty. Su Pollard steals the show as the wicked queen, clawing desperately onto her title as “the fairest in all the land”. Her cackle is unrivalled by any baddie I’ve ever heard, and her exceptional singing would lure any unsuspecting prince to their doom – Continue reading…

Reviews, Blogs and Thoughts by Lara Wadey: I’ve been reviewing shows for nearly 5 years and I would be the first to pick fault at something, and in fact have become somewhat high maintenance, but I really couldn’t fault anything… what can I say Waterside, you nailed it! Congratulations to everyone. If you get the chance this Christmas, grab yourself, a friend or loved ones some tickets and heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to Waterside you go – it really is a must see! – Continue reading…