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Snow White @ Malvern Theatres: Panto Launch Photos

September 25th, 2018

Great photos from last week’s launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Su will play the Wicked Queen at Malvern Theatres this forthcoming festive season. Keep an eye on Malvern Theatres’ Twitter for info, photos and updates leading up to the panto opening. (Photos © Malvern Theatres)


Harpy: Final Week at The Edinburgh Fringe

August 20th, 2018

It’s the final week of Harpy at the Edinburgh Fringe. Buy tickets for Su’s final performances as Birdie here.

Click below to browse all our news on the production and links to numerous great reviews for Su in her Edinburgh Festival debut…


The Edinburgh Fringe: The Standard Issue

July 27th, 2018

standardissue18aOn the only day Harpy isn’t playing at The Edinburgh Fringe – Monday 13th August – Su is appearing in ANOTHER show… Sarah Millican’s! – In Conversation with The Standard Issue.

What’s that, our Sarah Millican’s only show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year is alongside Luisa Omielan, Su Pollard and Janeane Garofalo? Of course it is!

In Conversation with Standard Issue
August 13, 2018: The Stand, Edinburgh

Join Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women’s magazine for your ears – as it hosts a panel of brilliant women from the world of comedy and media including Sarah Millican, Janeane Garofalo, Su Pollard and Luisa Omielan in conversation about funnies, feminism and more.

• Further info and ticket details here.

The Stage/BBC: BBC at The Edinburgh Festival 2018

July 25th, 2018

stage18aThe Stage: BBC reveals TV and radio coverage plans for Edinburgh festivals: The BBC has announced its Edinburgh Festivals coverage and activity – Highlights from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be shown on BBC1, while artists including Maureen Lipman, Su Pollard, Frank Skinner and Lost Voice Guy will feature on BBC Breakfast with Charlie Stayt on August 3 – Continue reading at The Stage…

BBC Media Centre: BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals 2018: Top comedy, arts, writing and music – as well as showcases for new fresh talent – will be at the heart of the BBC’s Edinburgh Festivals coverage in 2018 across TV, radio and online – Continue reading at BBC Media Centre…

Su on TV: BBC Breakfast at The Fringe

July 25th, 2018

BBC Breakfast: BBC1: Friday 3rd August: 6am
BBC Breakfast comes live from the heart of the festival on August 3 with Charlie Stayt hosting big name interviews and live performances with Festival talent including Maureen Lipman, Su Pollard, Frank Skinner and Lost Voice Guy.

Harpy: Previews This Week

July 23rd, 2018

harpy18iThe first of Su’s two Harpy previews takes place this Thursday at Museum Of Comedy, London. The other preview is on Sunday at the same venue.

Harpy opens at the Edinburgh Fringe on 2nd August.

A razor-sharp drama from Fringe First award-winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!), Harpy is directed by Hannah Chissick (Mother Courage & Her Children, Southwark Playhouse; The Beautiful Game, NYMT; Flashdance, UK Tour), and stars national treasure Su Pollard in her Edinburgh Fringe debut.

Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen, and Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since. She’ll do anything to get this priceless thing back. Anything at all. A razor-sharp drama from Fringe First award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!), directed by Hannah Chissick and starring national treasure Su Pollard in her Edinburgh Fringe debut.

• Further info/Book tickets for the Edinburgh shows here.

Su at The Fringe: Harpy Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 20th, 2018

harpy18eThe List: I’m a celebrity . . . get me in the Fringe!: The festival is a place where youthful ambitions are realised or thwarted. It’s also somewhere that many famous faces come to see what all the fuss is about – Su Pollard: Best known for Peggy Ollerenshaw, the easy-led and thoroughly daft wannabe Yellowcoat in 80s BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, she also stormed the hit parade in 1986 reaching number two with ‘Starting Together’. In her Edinburgh debut, she plays hoarder Birdie who keeps stuff for a very good reason – Continue reading at The List…

Go Out Edinburgh: What’s On In Edinburgh: Renowned for its year-round events calendar, Edinburgh plays host to many festivals, arts, concerts, sports, food and drink, and cultural events of all types to ensure that you’re never bored: Harpy: 2 – 26 Aug 2018 – A razor‐sharp drama from Fringe First award‐winner Philip Meeks Harpy is directed by Hannah Chissick and stars national treasure Su Pollard in her Edinburgh Fringe debut – Continue reading at Go Out Edinburgh…

Harpy – Su Interviews: Read recent interiews with Su, discussing Harpy and debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe at West End Wilma and Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog.

Harpy @ Su Online: Browse all of our Harpy news here… (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog: Su Pollard Interview

July 18th, 2018

revstan18aAnother new interview with Su, discussing Harpy and the forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe, at Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog.

Edinburgh Fringe interview: Su Pollard on her fringe debut and what she wants to see while she’s there 

Su Pollard will be making her Edinburgh Fringe debut starring in Harpy, a play written especially for her by Fringe-first winner Philip Meeks.

In this preview interview, she talks about playing Birdie, a woman ostracised by her neighbours because of her hoarding, embarking on her first fringe and what she wants to see when she isn’t performing.

How does it feel to have a play specially commissioned for you?
When I first met the playwright Philip Meeks about three years ago he said he was going to write something for me. I don’t think either of us thought much more about it until Suzanna Rosenthal suggested it because we knew each other. 

I’ve often been asked to go to Edinburgh but I’ve either been busy with other shows or the right play hasn’t been sent my way. What’s fantastic about this is I’ve been there from the start and Philip’s told me about every stage of his thinking and the writing process.  I feel as if I’ve really helped to create the role.

• Continue reading at Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog.

Theatre Weekly: Pick of The Fringe 2018 (Theatre Part 1)

July 18th, 2018

harpy18eStruggling to choose what to see at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe? We don’t blame you! With thousands to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start.  Here’s our first pick of the Fringe for Theatre, we’ve chosen these because we know the company behind the show, or we’ve seen a preview, or just have a gut feel it will be good.

1. Harpy at Underbelly Cowgate
Aug 2-12, 14-26

A razor-sharp drama from Fringe First award-winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!), Harpy is directed by Hannah Chissick (Mother Courage & Her Children, Southwark Playhouse; The Beautiful Game, NYMT; Flashdance, UK Tour), and stars national treasure Su Pollard in her Edinburgh Fringe debut.

• Continue reading at Theatre Weekly. (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

Whats On Stage: Famous Faces at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

July 18th, 2018

wos18aLooking for a bit of celebrity this August at the Fringe? Look no further: we’ve found some choice famous faces you can see either onstage or in the wings

There are obviously tons of famous faces on the comedy scene in Edinburgh, but what if you want to see a few doing theatre? Here’s our list of celebrities in Edinburgh.

Su Pollard: Harpy
National treasure Su Pollard, known for her comedy, performance and singing (is there anything she doesn’t do!) is saying Hi-De-Hi! to the Edinburgh Fringe as she makes her Festival debut in Philip Meeks’ Harpy, a new piece about modern-day hoarding.

• Continue reading at Whats On Stage.

The List: Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

June 28th, 2018

harpy18gEdinburgh Festival Fringe 2018: shows we think will sell out fast

From first timers to returning Fringe favourites, here’s the shows from Gilded Balloon, Pleasance, Assembly and Underbelly to book ASAP

It’s that time of year again. We’ve had a halloween, a Christmas, a few apocalyptic storms and the obligatory couple of sunny days – and now we’re back where we started; August and the 71st annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Have you read the programme front to back yet? Drawn clumsy, oversized circles round your ‘must see’ shows? Planned a detailed itinerary? I like your style.

Careful though, because there’s no worse feeling than picking out a show and finding out there’s no tickets left. All gone, to people that were quicker than you. We don’t like to see that happening to our readers, and so have put together a list of shows that – if you want to get a seat for – you should move fast.

Harpy: Written for Su Pollard’s Fringe debut, it’s a razor-sharp drama from Fringe First Award-winner Philip Meeks which explores the growing social issue of hoarding.
Harpy, Underbelly Cowgate, Thu 2–Sun 26 Aug, 4pm.

• Continue reading at The List. (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

The Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Official Programme Launch

June 6th, 2018

edfringe18bThe Edinburgh Fringe has officially launched its 2018 programme today. It features 3,548 shows – up from 3,398 last year – covering theatre, dance, circus, physical theatre, comedy and music. This is the largest number of shows in the festival’s history. Here is a selection of press with mentions of Su in Harpy:

BBC News: Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences to ‘leap into unknown’: Singer Jason Donovan, Pussy Riot, Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard and broadcaster Esther Rantzen are to appear at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – Continue reading…

Beyond The Joke: Edinburgh Fringe Officially Launches 2018 Programme: Famous Faces – Fringe debuts come from Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard, who stars in solo show Harpy (Underbelly, p.343), the story of a hoarder’s quest to find something stolen from her a long time ago – Continue reading…

The Skinny: Edinburgh Fringe programme 2018 announced: Famous faces heading to Edinburgh – As ever, a plethora of well-known names from the world of film, TV and comedy appear in this year’s Fringe Programme. Cult American comedian and actor Janeane Garofalo will be crossing the pond (Gilded Balloon), while iconic Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard comes to Edinburgh with her Fringe debut, solo show Harpy (Underbelly) – Continue reading…

Sunday Post: Audiences urged to ‘leap into the unknown’ at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: Performers this year include Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard, who will be making her Fringe debut, actor and singer Jason Donovan, broadcaster Esther Rantzen, actress Maureen Lipman and Lee Ridley, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 – Continue reading…

STV News: Edinburgh Fringe launches events programme for 2018: There will be more than 3500 shows this year, the largest number in the festival’s history – Continue reading…

See other reports at The Independent, The Scotsman and Chortle. (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

Peter Beales Roses: Su at the Chelsea Flower Show

May 25th, 2018

Well if this photo doesn’t get your Spring Bank Holiday weekend off to a great start then nothing will. Su, and Marcel Le Corgi, at the launch of Peter Beales Roses “Fragrant Celebration” at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. See another photo of the duo here. (Photo © Peter Beales Roses)


Su attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018

May 21st, 2018

chelseafs18aSu attended the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 preview earlier today.

The annual flower show welcomed special guests to an advance viewing, before it opens more widely from 22 until 26 May.

Opening Times
Tuesday – Friday (22-25 May) 8am-8pm
Saturday (26 May) 8am-5:30pm

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show 2018?
London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR

• See photos of Su at the Chelsea Flower Show here, here and here.

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