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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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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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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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Your Malvern Hills: Win Tickets to Malvern Theatres Panto

November 29th, 2018

snowwhite18tExperience the magic of live theatre and enjoy this traditional festive treat.

Malvern Theatres is thrilled to announce this year’s Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This spectacular production stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyardas the Prince, Philip Meeks as Nursie… and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles!

Your Malvern Hills have teamed up with Malvern Theatres to give away TWO sets of FAMILY tickets (up to 5 each!) to see ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’ at Malvern Theatres on Sunday, 16th December 2018 at 5.00pm

• Continue reading/Enter the competition, at Your Malvern Hills.

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Worcester News: Classic Characters Back For Panto Season

November 18th, 2018

snowwhite18qFrom Cinderella to Snow White, and from Peter Pan to Aladdin, all the usual suspects are waiting in the wings as theatres across the region prepare for a fun-filled festive panto season.

Meanwhile in Malvern, the baddie in Snow White comes in the shape of Malvern favourite, the legendary Su Pollard, who this year returns to play The Wicked Queen, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyard as the Prince, Philips Meeks as Nursie… and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles! in a magical adventure with a beautiful Princess, the jealous Wicked Queen, an enchanted mirror and a dashing Prince.

With a little help along the way from the Muddles, Nursie and of course the Seven Dwarfs…

• Continue reading at Worcester News.

Snow White at Malvern Theatres: Coming Soon!

November 8th, 2018

Malvern Theatres’ fantastic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promo leaflet – Not long now until Su’s panto for 2018 begins, with rehearsals starting very soon. Please click below for more info and links to book tickets.

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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs: Baby Shark!

October 16th, 2018

Ba…by shark! Doo doo, doo doo doo doo!

Check out the spectacular Snow White panto cast doing the Baby Shark song.

Malvern Gazette: Let’s Say Hi-de-Hi Again

October 2nd, 2018

snowwhite18kLet’s say hi-de-hi again to national treasure Su

Su Pollard leans back in the chair, her face breaking into the kind of smile that seems to suggest she’s known you all her life.

You’ve hardly sat down, but she’s already delivering that big Nottinghamshire welcome treatment, those long, drawn-out east Midlands vowels immediately making you feel at home.

There isn’t any trace of weariness in her voice, which is all rather remarkable, because the star of a string of iconic television sitcoms is still very much living and working in the fast lane.

Su’s starring in this year’s Malvern Theatres pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and quite obviously can’t wait to hear all that barrage of boos and hisses as she plays the part of the Wicked Queen to the full and then some.

‘Legend’ is a much-used word. But in the case of Su Pollard, the epithet is richly deserved. The star of television’s Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord and Oh, Dr Beeching has been a household name for more than three decades, so Worcestershire panto fanatics will be in for a real treat.

• Continue reading at the Malvern Gazette.

Ludlow Advertiser: Snow White’s the Malvern Panto

October 2nd, 2018

snowwhite18iMalvern Theatres has announced more details about this year’s panto at the venue, which will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A spokesman said: “Hi ho, hi ho! It’s off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!

“This spectacular production stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyard as the Prince, Philips Meeks as Nursie… and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles!

“Join us for a magical adventure with a beautiful Princess, the jealous Wicked Queen, an enchanted mirror and a dashing Prince; with a little help along the way from the Muddles, Nursie and of course the Seven Dwarfs…

• Continue reading at the Ludlow & Tenbury Wells Advertiser.

British Theatre Guide: Su Signs Up For Snow White

October 2nd, 2018

snowwhite18jSu Pollard will play the Wicked Queen in Malvern Theatres’ 2018 panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Francesca McKean will play Snow White, Aiden Banyard will be the Prince, Philips Meeks takes the role of Nursie and Mark James plays Muddles.

The pantomime is produced by UK Productions. There will be a full supporting cast including children from dance school the Cecilia Hall Dance Centre.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at Malvern Theatres from Thursday 13 December until Sunday 6 January 2019.

• Continue reading at the British Theatre Guide.

Redditch Advertiser: Loads Of Laughter In Store

September 25th, 2018

snowwhite18fOnce it was ‘Hi-De-Hi’, but now it’s going to be very much a case of ‘Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho’ for one of the favourite characters from the famous holiday camp comedy series in which she played Peggy – the staff chalet maid.

Afficionados of the hugely popular television series won’t need reminding that Peggy Ollerenshaw was played by the always effervescent, if not zany, Su Pollard. Now Su is about to play the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will be the festive pantomime at Malvern’s Festival Theatre over the Christmas period.

And she was in town this week to help launch the panto along with fellow cast members.

Throughout the 58 episodes of Hi-De-Hi, Su’s character had aspirations to become a Maplin’s Yellowcoat but now she will be wearing costumes far more colourful and outrageous – much like her outgoing personality.

She was the life and soul of the launch and Malvern audiences will be in for a real treat with her in this form.

Born and raised in Nottingham and very proud of her roots, she has been ‘treading the boards’ – first performing in clubs – since she was 15 years old. Su says she is delighted to be returning to Malvern.

• Continue reading at the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser. Click below for further info and to book tickets. (Photos © Redditch Advertiser)

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UK Theatre Network: Harpy Review at Underbelly, Edinburgh

August 24th, 2018

harpy18eSu Pollard is not only famous for her role as chalet maid PeggyOllerenshaw in the eighties sitcom Hi-de-Hi, but also for heroff-screen zany personality and mile-a-minute chatter.

But in Philip Meeks’ play, although her signature earnest delivery is still evident, this is Su Pollard in contemplative mood, as Birdie, a lonely woman who lives among the detritus of life talking to her fish…and her social worker. She also shouts at the woman next door who bangs on the wall when Birdie sings into a hairbrush.

There’s a hint of madness as Birdie’s story unfolds and we get to understand just why she – and maybe other hoarders like her – is the way she is. But there are moments of stillness in Pollard’s performance and she does cut a sad figure.

• Continue reading at UK Theatre Network. (Review by Clare Brotherwood) (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

Theatre Box: Harpy Review at Underbelly, Edinburgh

August 24th, 2018

harpy18kSu Pollard is Birdie, the infamous hag of her little village. She sits in her house on the hill, perched like a harpy atop her hoard, and waits for the return of the one thing she ever let slip away – the most important thing in her pitiful, lonely life. Throughout the course of this hour-long one-woman show, we watch her converse with her fish, her social worker, her neighbours (through the intervening walls), the local busybody (and almost-friend), and assorted other characters from Birdie’s past and present.

The play was written for Hi-de-Hi! star Pollard, and she brings warmth and complexity to her eccentric character, exhibiting in turns a shrewd Marple-like observant of human nature, and a fragile, vulnerable lost soul. Deftly handling both comedy and aching pathos, she helps her audience forge a deep and personal understanding of this misunderstood old lady.

• Continue reading at Theatre Box. (Review by Sophia Halpin) (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

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…

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