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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine: Su Pollard Interview

July 27th, 2018

edfestmag18aSu Pollard “It’s so nice to still bring pleasure to people”

National treasure Su Pollard turns her comic eye to a serious story about mental health struggles in new play Harpy.

“Hello this is Miss Su, how are you?” goes Su Pollard’s breezy, disarming introduction, setting the tone for an encounter that’s all jollity, candour, and lust-for-life zip.

If audiences at the actress/singer/comedian’s Fringe production get even half of her energy and engagement, they’ll be laughing.

They will, too, it seems, be thoroughly moved. Harpy is a one-woman drama in which Pollard – best known for towering Eighties sitcom Hi-De-Hi! but recently sprinkling fairy dust on TV all over again in comedy reality show Last Laugh In Vegas – plays a troubled soul named Birdie. She’s a woman derided by her neighbours as a harridan and weirdo whose obsessive hoarding is evidence of there-goes-the-neighbourhood anti-social behaviour and madness. The truth, of course, is more powerful and nuanced than that.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. (Photo © Karla Gowlett)


TV Choice: Last Laugh in Vegas

March 29th, 2018

lliv18eThat’s entertainment!

They’re some of our best-loved entertainers from the past 50 years, and now they’re heading to the entertainment capital of the world to stage a variety spectacular. But will two weeks be enough to hone their acts for an American audience?

‘I went about 30 years ago and I really liked it. I wasn’t interested in the gambling, but I thought I just love the idea of all the tall buildings and the bright lights,’ says Su Pollard, one of the series’ star turns.

‘Of course, you think you’ll never go back. When they said this is culminating in a fabulous show, I replied, “Right. That’s it. I shall sign now.”’

• Continue reading at TV Choice.

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.


What’s On: Boo and Hiss Time!

December 11th, 2016

snowwhite16ySu is the cover star of this week’s “What’s On”, Kent’s weekly leisure guide.  

In This Week’s What’s On:

Behind our pantotastic cover, we’ve three pages of pantos across Kent and we’ve been speaking to the stars – our Wicked Queen cover girl, Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard, Blue’s Antony Costa and our very own Joe Pasquale. We’ve also got the lowdown on plenty of Christmas events going on around the county, and let What’s On be your Christmas list guide, with our alternative ideas for gifts which mean you can give a slice of Kent to your loved ones. We’ve also got an interview with Captain Sensible of The Damned, coming to Margate this weekend, and we show you all the places you can get into the festive spirit with carol services. There’s also more winter #SEhiddengems which have been suggested by you – our readers.

Reader’s Digest: Su Retro Interview: “I Remember”

September 13th, 2015

rdigest15bA look back at Su’s great “I Remember” interview, published last year by Reader’s Digest, along with a fab selection of photos. Su was also their cover star.

Su Pollard is a true UK treasure. The Nottingham born comedy actress and singer shares her fondest memories with Reader’s Digest. From discovering her flamboyant dress sense to scoring a Top Ten hit single.

I Remember…

…always having a flamboyant dress sense

When I was five, my mum Hilda took me to C&A in Nottingham. I said, “I want that blue dress with the yellow polka dots and I want one blue tight and one yellow one.” My mum’s dress sense was more twin set and pearls.

…my handsome Dad

I remember him at a family party, all suited and booted, singing “My Way” like Frank Sinatra and everyone cheering him on and shouting, “More, Don, more!” I was so proud of him. He always said to me, “You’ve got to follow your dreams.”

…making an audience laugh for the first time

I didn’t mean to. I was the angel Gabriel’s assistant in the school nativity, aged six, and was standing on a cardboard box to deliver my line to Mary, “Fear Not! Angel Gabriel will…” at which point I fell right through the box—the teacher hadn’t made it strong enough. It wasn’t an auspicious start to my acting career, but I loved how the audience laughed at the situation, so I clambered out of the box and finished my line “…be coming to give you a sign.” Everyone loved it.

• Continue reading at the Reader’s Digest website.


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Christmas Gay Times: Su Panto Interview

November 23rd, 2014

Su is included in the Christmas Issue of Gay Times magazine:  The campest panto guide ever with Su Pollard and Linda Gray. (Thanks to Mark Whitney)