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BBC Arts: Su Pollard – Comedy to Drama

August 4th, 2018

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe might be best known as a proving ground for up-and-coming actors and comics, but this year a number of experienced acts are also making their debuts… just not doing what you might expect.

Su Pollard: Comedy to drama

Su Pollard is known for her comic roles on TV, her Fringe debut sees her tackling a serious social issue.

Pollard made her name on Hi-De-Hi! and went on to star in other BBC sitcoms like Oh Doctor Beeching! and You Rang M’Lord? But Pollard is taking on a dramatic role in her first Fringe show Harpy, about a woman who is ostracised by her neighbours due to her hoarding. The play was written for her by Fringe First winner Philip Meeks, who juggles writing plays with performances as a panto dame.

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