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Snow White at Malvern Theatres – Opens THIS EVENING!

December 13th, 2018

snowwhite18qIt’s finally here!! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Su’s panto for 2018, opens this evening at one of the finest venues in the country, the Festival Theatre, Malvern. The first performance is at 7pm.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs through the festive season and into the New Year, finishing on Sunday 6th January. Tickets are selling fast but with 42 performances to choose from there are still plenty of seats available.

As we do each year in December, Su Online will be bringing you news, press and reviews of the panto as and when they become available, so please revisit this page daily for new panto updates.

Good luck to Su and the cast for a happy and successful panto run.

Do keep an eye on the Malvern Theatres’ Twitter and Facebook accounts for daily updates, and view further info and book tickets by clicking below.

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Su’s Panto Career: Decades of Festive Fun!

December 13th, 2018

snowwhite18qThis evening Su is reprising her Wicked Queen for a month of boos and hisses, as well as lots of festive fun, drama and music, at the Festival Theatre, Malvern in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Su is a true panto stalwart, it’s always been one of her specialities and she has been both principal boy and girl across the UK in Goldilocks, Babes In The Woods, Pinocchio, Jack And The Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Aladdin, and Dick Whittington.

In 2002 Su took on the role of the Wicked Queen in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, her first outing as a “baddie”. A role she enjoyed playing so much she reprised it for Christmas 2003, 2005, 2006 and almost every year since!

Though in both 2010 and 2011 Su embraced Annie The Musical instead of panto, playing another “Baddie”, Miss Hannigan.

Su’s panto co-stars have included many top names in the acting profession, and much loved showbiz personalities; Matthew Kelly, Bernard Cribbins, Bernie Winters, Robyn Askwith, Gordon Honeycombe, Ray Meagher, Michael Elphick, Don Maclean, Peter Blake, Paul Danan, Louise English, Shaun Curry, Christopher Lillicrap, David Hasselhoff, and Chris Jarvis to name but a few!

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Since Su Online first launched Su’s panto appearances and roles are as follows:

2000: Jack & The Beanstalk – Jack – Her Majestys Aberdeen
2001: Dick Whittington – Dick – North Wales Theatre Llandudno
2002: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Lincoln Theatre Royal
2003: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Hexagon Reading
2004: Annie – Miss Hannigan – Tameside Hippodrome Ashton under Lyne
2005: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Pavilion Theatre Rhyl
2006: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Mansfield Palace
2007: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Malvern Theatres
2008: Cinderella – Baroness Hardup – Swansea Grand Theatre
2009: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Bournemouth Pavilion
2010/2011: Annie – Miss Hannigan - Christmas Shows
2012: Sleeping Beauty – Bad Fairy Carabosse – Bournemouth Pavilion
2013: Peter Pan – Mimi The Magic Mermaid – Nottingham Theatre Royal
2014: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Sunderland Empire
2015: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Blackpool Grand
2016: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
2017: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

2018: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Wicked Queen – Festival Theatre, Malvern

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Su Online wishes Su and her latest panto co-stars a successful and fun-filled Christmas run in Malvern.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Dress Rehearsals

December 13th, 2018

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs dress rehearsals took place yesterday at the Festival Theatre, Malvern in anticipation of opening night this evening. Click below to book tickets or for further info on Snow White. (Photo © UK Productions Ltd)

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Clacton Gazette: Hi-de-Hi Star Hands Cheque to Veterans’ Group

December 12th, 2018

clactongazette18aFormer Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard visited Frinton to present a cheque as part of a special First World War commemorative event.

Frinton War Memorial Club held a concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and to raise money for the Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airmen’s families Association.

Paul Edmondson, from the club, said: “A wonderful evening was enjoyed by an audience of over 140 who were entertained by a professional ensemble including club members John D Collins, Giles Watling, Caryll Newnham and Seymour Mathews, together with The Vignettes and Jemima Watling providing some stunning music and songs.

“Su Pollard visited the club on Friday evening and after some entertaining remarks presented cheques totalling £1,750 on behalf of the club to Bob Mitchell, area treasurer of the Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airmen’s families Association.”

• Continue reading at the Clacton Gazette. (Photo © Clacton Gazette)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Malvern Is Ready!

December 12th, 2018

Exciting! There’s just one day to go until, Su’s panto for 2018, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opens at the Festival Theatre in the wonderful town of Malvern. Su is ready, the cast are ready, Malvern Theatres is ready…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Countdown

December 12th, 2018

Su’s panto co-star Mark James, aka Muddles, has been counting down to the launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Malvern Theatres. Visit Mark’s Twitter to see the countdown. There is now just one day to go… (Photo © Mark James)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: One Week To Go!

December 6th, 2018

There is now just a week to go until the launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Festival Theatre, Malvern.

Su is busy rehearsing at being wicked (just for this month)! Click below to book tickets.

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Su on TV: Christmas GOLD – Hi-de-Hi!

December 6th, 2018

christmasgold18aFurther airings of Hi-de-Hi‘s 1982 Christmas Special, the 45-minute episode, Eruptions on Christmas GOLD, this weekend and next week.

This is a rare chance to catch this episode as it rarely airs when the series are sporadically broadcast due to its differing length. The episode most recently aired on BBC2, Christmas 2015!

Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Saturday 8th December: 11am
Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Wednesday 12th December: 6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Thursday 13th December: 11.45am
Eruptions. Series 4, Episode 3. Classic comedy from Christmas 1982 at Maplin’s Holiday Camp. Comedian Ted isn’t happy when Joe Maplin installs a working model of a volcano which erupts during his act. The only thing to do is sabotage it! Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Leslie Dwyer, Felix Bowness. (Also airing on +1)

• Browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide.

The Spectator: An Honourable Man at White Bear Theatre

December 6th, 2018

Su is currently providing the voiceover for An Honourable Man at the White Bear Theatre, London. The production finishes on Saturday 8th December. Read a review at The Spectator.

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Su on Christmas TV: The Keith and Paddy Picture Show

December 4th, 2018

itv18aSu will be part of The Keith and Paddy Picture Show Christmas Special, a parody of, classic 80s Christmas movie, Gremlins. To be broadcast on ITV this Christmas Eve.

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show
Christmas Special: ITV: Christmas Eve: 9pm

Gremlins. Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness recreate the iconic movie with the help of an all-star cast. For this festive one-off they recreate the 80’s classic with guest stars including Zach Galligan, Kara Tointon, John Thomson, Su Pollard, Les Dennis and Arthur Bostrom.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Rehearsals Are Go!

December 4th, 2018

Rehearsals for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs began yesterday. The cast and crew are now hard at work in anticipation of opening on a week on Thursday – 13th December – at the wonderful Festival Theatre, Malvern. Oh yes they are!

Every year since Christmas 2000 Su Online has kept you updated on Su’s panto news and activities throughout the month of December, and this year is no different. December is always busy with press and all things panto-related so please stay tuned for a plethora of Su in Malvern.

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