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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Opens This Evening

December 4th, 2015

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Su’s panto for 2015 – approximately the 40th of her career – has just opened at The Grand, Blackpool this evening – Best Wishes to the entire cast and crew for a happy and successful Christmas season. The show runs for over 50 performances between tonight and Sunday 3rd January, 2016. Don’t miss it.

Look below for some related news and press published today… We will bring you first night reviews over the next few days! (Photos below © The Blackpool Grand and Stick Up Media)

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The Grand, Blackpool Twitter: Browse numerous tweets and messages on Snow White‘s opening night - Continue reading…

Blackpool Gazette: Panto casts its box office spell: Magic mirror or magic lamp – the result is the same, as the Grand Theatre celebrates a sales boom for its pantomime. The theatre is this season marking five years of working with UK Productions Ltd on the festive family favourite, as Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs opens tonight. And the box office has seen a 56 per cent boost for the seasonal special in that time, from 16,000 to 25,000 tickets, with sales for this year’s panto already up more than 15 per cent prior to opening night – Continue reading…

Visit Lancashire: Oh yes it is! It’s Pantomime Time: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool – 4 Dec – 3 Jan: Number 4 in the Telegraph Travel’s UK’s 10 best pantomimes! Starring Blackpool’s very own Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston is set to star as The Prince in this year’s pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dan will take to the stage alongside beloved actress Su Pollard and BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto favourite Steve Royle – Continue reading…

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Lancashire Life: What goes on in a panto costume warehouse?: Panto stars across the country will spread festive cheer in costumes created in Blackpool, writes Paul Mackenzie – When Nigel Havers steps on stage as Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk, he’ll be wearing a costume created by Elizabeth’s small team. Pop star Sonia will be wearing one when she plays the Fairy Godmother in Rhyl as will Su Pollard when she appears as the Wicked Queen in Snow White in Blackpool – Continue reading…

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Show days, times and ticket booking can be found at The Grand, Blackpool’s website. Please also keep a festive eye on The Grand’s Twitter for daily panto updates.

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Side By Side By Sondheim: Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 1st, 2015

Side By Sondheim: It’s Monday which can only mean one thing… We open 1 week tomorrow!! Hurry & book before it’s too lateContinue reading…

Elaine Paige Show: Elaine mentioned Side by Side by Sondheim on her BBC Radio Two show on Sunday afternoon. The programme is available to listen to, for the next month, at BBC iPlayer (Side By Side mention is at 28m approx!) – Listen Here…

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Tickets: Please click above for further info on Side By Side By Sondheim and to book tickets…

Side By Sondheim: Tickets flying out the door! Book NOW for best availability across all nightsContinue reading…

Side By Side by Su Online: Browse all of our recent Side By Side news here…

Su/Nottingham Post Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 2nd, 2015

nottpost13aA couple of namechecks for Su in recent articles by the “Nottingham Post”:

My five seconds of fame: Our reporter’s guest appearance in Monty Python’s Spamalot: “These were the same varnished boards which the iconic Jimi Hendrix, David Hasselhoff and Su Pollard had performed on.” -  Continue reading…

My job: Theatre Royal doorman speaks about welcoming everyone from One Direction to The Hoff: But whether it is a Hollywood heavyweight or an understudy’s debut there’s only one way the stars of the show enter those iconic Nottingham venues… through the stage door; a gateway that has been manned by 52-year-old Steve Harvey for the past 11 years.

“We always like it when Su Pollard comes,” the St Ann’s resident says. “She’s a good Nottingham girl and always a bundle of fun.” -  Continue reading…

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Snow White Newsy Bits & Pieces!

January 6th, 2015

panto14ccSu’s panto for Christmas 2014, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Sunderland Empire, completed its successful festive run on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a catch up of related news from over Christmas:

The Northern Echo: Special pantomime performance for people with autism: A theatre is staging a special “relaxed” performance of its panto for people with learning or behaviour disorders. Sunderland Empire will stage Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for conditions including autism and ADHD from Friday, January 2 – Continue reading…

Sunderland Echo: Panto treat for a special audience: Panto stars are gearing up for a special performance this week for audiences with learning or behavioural disorders. Theatre-goers will have the chance to see panto legend and star of stage and screen Su Pollard as the dastardly Wicked Queen – Continue reading…

Sunderland Echo: Sunderland celebrities set to ring the changes in 2015: Sunderland Empire panto star Su Pollard says she isn’t making any resolutions while co-star Matt Lapinskas, who found fame on EastEnders, said: “I would like to strive to live a healthier and more successful life than I have done so far.” – Continue reading…

Snow White Reviews: Look back at the press reviews for the panto here…

Panto Photos: ATG Tickets/The Sunderland Empire tweeted: “Final panto performances this week! This ‘thoroughly wonderful show’ MUST END Sunday!” along with a selection of great photos from Snow White including this one of Su. (Photo © ATG Tickets/Sunderland Empire)

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Snow White 2014: Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 20th, 2014

panto14mThe Northern Echo: Panto 2014: Steve Pratt takes readers around the main North-East and North Yorkshire 18 choices for their money when it comes to Christmas entertainment for the family this year: Sunderland Empire – Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the funniest panto of them all? Why, ours of course”. Family pantomime from the producers of Peter Pan and Cinderella with the irrepressible Su Pollard begging to be booed at the Wicked Queen – Continue reading…

The Journal: Christmas pantomimes and shows pepper festive programmes of North East venues: Sunderland Empirel Snow White, December 12-January 4, 0844 871 3022: Hi-De-Hi legend Su Pollard is bracing herself for plenty of boos as she steps into the cloak (and suitably flaboyant spectacles) of the wicked queen on Wearside for the festive season – Continue reading…

The Crack Magazine: Panto! Snow White! Sunderland!: Su Pollard won’t be shy in coming forward at the Sunderland Empire this year… One of the biggest and most spectacular pantos in the region will be at the Sunderland Empire. And this year’s production, by Martin Dodd for UK Productions, reunites the team that made 2012’s Peter Pan and 2013’s Cinderella both such massive successes – Continue reading…

Sun FM: EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas drops in to talk panto: One of the stars of this year’s Sunderland Empire Panto has been telling us about his role in the show. Former EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas plays the Prince in Snow White opposite Su Pollard of Hi-De-Hi fame – Continue reading/listen here…

Snow White 2014: Catch up on all of our Su panto news, so far, here…

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the funniest panto of them all? Why, ours of course!

From the producers of Peter Pan and Cinderella comes the tale of Snow White, who escapes the clutches of the Wicked Queen (the legendary Su Pollard) with a little help from Seven adorable Dwarfs!

A spectacular family pantomime wouldn’t be the same without a dashing Prince (Dancing on Ice and EastEnders heartthrob Matt Lapinskas), an hilarious side-kick (star of CBeebies’ Balamory Andrew Agnew), plus outrageous costumes and glittering sets, lots of comedy capers, sensational musical numbers and lots of audience participation!

Join us and our star cast this Christmas for yet another magical pantomime adventure. Early booking recommended – Full details and book tickets here…

Ha Ha Hood! Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 4th, 2014

devon24Devon24: Sherwood comedy with Su Pollard plus Cannon & Ball in Barnstaple: Comedy queen Su Pollard plus Cannon and Ball team up for an outrageous side splitting romp Ha Ha Hood! and The Prince of Leaves at the Queen’s Theatre – Continue reading…

Dundee Rep: Ha Ha Hood: The Ha Ha! team are BACK with a brand new and all-out outrageous comic romp – Continue reading…

Wyvern Theatre: Erin Prior teaching Su and Ben Langley archery – View a photo at Twitter…

Wyvern Theatre: View the full set of photos at Facebook: Comedy queen Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M’Lord?) and Ben Langley met Swindon’s Supermarine Bowmen at the Wyvern Theatre on Monday 20 October to learn the art of archery, ahead of performing as Maid Marion and Robin Hood in Ha Ha Hood. (Photo © Wyvern Theatre)

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Instagram: A recent “group photo” with Su Pollard #hidehi #hodeho (etc.) – View here…

Western Gazette: What’s on in your area over the next few days?: YEOVIL Ha Ha Hood & The Prince of Thieves show at the Octagon Theatre from 7.30pm. Starring Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball. And also returning is Ben Langley and Andy Pickering.

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Ha Ha Hood! Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 16th, 2014

Hertfordshire Mercury: Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball star in Ha Ha Hood! and the Prince of Leaves – Continue reading…

Total MK: Ha Ha Hood! With Cannon & Ball… and Su! – Continue reading…

Birmingham Mail: View a photo of the print version of the Ha ha Hood! article at Twitter…

Chronicle Live:Cannon and Ball and Su Pollard team up for a variety show heading to the North East – Continue reading…

Daily Record: Sit-com veteran Su Pollard is Maid Marian – now divorced from Robin Hood and with a proper job as a nurse– in slapstick romp – Continue reading…

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