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Theatre Weekly: Edinburgh Preview: Harpy

June 16th, 2018

harpy18eEdinburgh Preview: Harpy at Underbelly Cowgate (White Belly)

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.

Much loved Su Pollard has a career in showbusiness which has spanned four decades and is best known for her role as Peggy in the BAFTA Award-winning sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. Now, Su comes to the Edinburgh stage, in a play commissioned especially for her, to portray Birdie, a woman with an extreme disorder.

• Continue reading at Theatre Weekly. Browse all of our Harpy news…

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.

British Theatre: Su Pollard Makes Fringe Debut With Harpy

May 27th, 2018

britishtheatre18aSu Pollard is to make her Edinburgh Fringe debut with Harpy by Philip Meeks at Underbelly Cowgate.

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.

Much loved Su Pollard has a career in show business which has spanned four decades and is best known for her role as Peggy in the BAFTA Award-winning sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. Now, Su comes to the Edinburgh stage, in a play commissioned especially for her, to portray Birdie, a woman with an extreme disorder. Her neighbours call Birdie a harridan and a harpy even most of them have never even met her. They see her obsessive hoarding as detrimental to the value of their own homes.

• Continue reading at British Theatre.

Harpy: Edinburgh Preview @ Museum of Comedy

May 18th, 2018

harpy18cThere are two previews of Harpy taking place at London’s Museum of Comedy before the show debuts at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.

The dates of the previews are Thursday 26th July and Sunday 29th July.

Harpy plays at Underbelly’s Cowgate venue from 2nd – 26th August.

• Book tickets for the previews at the Museum of Comedy website.

Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Harpy @ Underbelly – Book Tickets Now!

May 17th, 2018

harpy18aTicket booking for many of the shows and performances at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 opened today. Including for Su’s debut show, Harpy.

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.

• Continue reading and see details on ticket booking at the Underbelly website.

Su at The Edinburgh Festival 2018

May 13th, 2018

edfringe18aExciting news! Su is making her debut at the legendary Edinburgh Festival this August.

Su stars in Harpy at Underbelly on the Cowgate from Thursday 2nd – Sunday 26th August (no performance on Monday 13th August), daily at 4pm.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, 17th May. Ticket links will be posted on this page.

Read further info on Harpy in Liam Rudden’s Edinburgh Evening News article below.

Edinburgh Evening News: Four Shows To See At The Fringe

May 13th, 2018

een18aLiam Rudden: Four shows to see when the Fringe returns in August…

It might only be May, but already the Fringe press releases are stacking up. As shows go on sale earlier and earlier (check out www.edfringe.com) and venue press offices churn out details of the headline acts they are expecting, there hardly seems any point having a programme launch these days; that’s scheduled for 6 June, by the way.

Looking through the information that’s already out there, here are four of the shows to have caught my eye.

HARPY

Another popular name coming to town is veteran actress and funny woman Su Pollard, who also makes her Fringe debut.

Harpy is a new play about hoarding, from Fringe First-winner Philip Meeks, which tells the story of Birdie, a hoarder the neighbours call a harridan and a harpy, although most have never met her. What they see as rubbish, she considers her life’s work. It exists because of something deeply cherished that was stolen many years before… and Birdie’s not given up anything since.

You can catch Su, triumphant after her stint on the ITV series Last Laugh In Vegas, at Underbelly on the Cowgate from 2-26 August (not 13), daily at 4pm.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 2018 @ Malvern Theatres

February 22nd, 2018

snowwhite18bIt’s almost March, the perfect time to confirm details for Su’s panto for Christmas 2018!!!

THE SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTOMIME
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS!

13th December 2018 – 6th January 2019

A magical show for all the family, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen.

Back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James who will play Muddles. Further cast to be announced!

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!

• Browse further info/Book tickets at Malvern Theatres. (Receive 10% off tickets when you book before 31st August 2018)

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Snow White @ Aylesbury Waterside: Promo Poster

May 29th, 2017

The, very colourful and festive, official promo image for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has been released. Please click on it to visit the theatre’s website for further info on Su’s latest panto. (Many thanks to Mark Whitney for the photo)

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Panto 2017: Su at Aylesbury Waterside

March 17th, 2017

panto14vYes, we know it feels like last year’s panto has only just finished! Press reports on Su’s panto for Christmas 2017 are already being published, and here are just a few:

Bucks Herald: Hi De Hi! Su Pollard will star as the Wicked Queen in this year’s Aylesbury Waterside panto: Su Pollard, will be playing this year’s booable baddie, the Wicked Queen, in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 8 – Sun 31 Dec. A legend within the showbiz industry with over four decades of experience under her belt and a huge wealth of starring roles on stage and TV – Continue reading…

Mix 96: Su Pollard wants to be ‘fairest of them all’: Comedian and actress Su Pollard will be playing the role of the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre this Christmas. The showbiz legend has over 4 decades of experience, and is best known for her roles in roles in the sitcoms Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching!, amongst many others – Continue reading…

Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser: Hi De Hi! Su Pollard will star as the Wicked Queen in this year’s Aylesbury Waterside panto: With further casting to be announced, panto fans are urged to grab their shovel and their pick and book now for this year’s magical family pantomime – Visit www.atgtickets.com/Aylesbury.

Su Talks Panto: Su said she was looking forward to coming to Bucks. She said: “Brace yourselves Aylesbury! I love panto, and can’t wait to whip you all up into a festive frenzy. It may only be spring but I’m expecting you to practise your boos and polish up your hisses – I like audiences loud and proud, it’s going to be wicked!”

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Vera Lynn @ 100: Rehearsals with Miss SU POLLARD!

March 12th, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the big night! The fabulous Su Pollard in rehearsals with Rhys Harding, Josh Baker, Bradley Salter and Louis Clarke-Clare from Birds College. Afternoon of fun with Su, loving her number with the boys. watch out for Su on’ Lorraine’ on the 16th March! For tickets seetickets.com. Dame Vera Lynn 100th birthday celebration London Palladium, March 18th, curtain up 7.30.

• Browse more great photos from the rehearsals at antonyjohns.co.uk. (Photo © antonyjohns.co.uk)

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A Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

March 11th, 2017

Just one week to go until Dame Vera Lynn’s celebration. Stay updated via @DameVeraLynn100 and @PalladiumLondon. Click below for further information and to book tickets.

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BT: Su Can’t Wait For Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday Bash

February 26th, 2017

btcom17aSu Pollard can’t wait to return to the stage for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday bash   The actress shares everything she loves about Dame Vera … and Little Mix!

Su Pollard has said she is looking forward to returning to the stage as she takes part in a special performance celebrating the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn.

The Hi-de-Hi! star will give a rendition of the wartime singer’s I’m Gonna Get Lit Up (When The Lights Go On In London) for the special one-off show at London’s Palladium next month.

• Continue reading at bt.com. See further info on Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday Tribute Show here.

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Snow White @ Tunbridge Wells: Su’s 2016 Panto!

March 14th, 2016

snowwhite16aHere at Su Online we like to give our visitors lots of advance notice of forthcoming Su events, so here is confirmation of her panto for Christmas 2016.

Su will play the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Friday 9th Dec 2016 to Monday 2nd Jan 2017

Another spectacular family pantomime for Christmas 2016!

Starring SU POLLARD as the Wicked Queen

UK Productions bring you Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with sparkling sets, beautiful costumes, hilarious antics, wonderful special effects and loads of sing-along, laugh-along fun. Further casting to be announced.

• Continue reading/book tickets at the Assembly Hall Theatre website. (Thanks to Mark Whitney)