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Birmingham Mail/Live: Boxing Day Things To Do

December 19th, 2018

bhamlive18aThere are lots of lovely things to do on Boxing Day in and around Birmingham.

You can go to the panto (oh yes, you can!), enjoy a family fun day, watch a Christmas classic or visit a theme park.

And, you can even go tobogganing on real snow, regardless of the weather.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Malvern Theatres Hi-de-ho-ho-ho! It’s panto time at Malvern Theatres and this year’s show stars Su Pollard. There are matinee and evening performances on Boxing Day then the show runs right through to January 6.

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Birmingham Mail: Snow White Review

December 17th, 2018

snowwhite18pSnow White panto at Malvern Theatres – what we thought of the show Su Pollard stars in this year’s panto

Hi-de-ho-ho-ho! It’s panto time at Malvern Theatres and this year’s show stars Su Pollard. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is great fun for all the family. Malvern Theatres has a formula that works for panto – and so they revisit it year after year as it’s what everyone wants.

Back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles. He absolutely steals the show and gets everyone laughing straight away. My two boys were literally rolling in their seats with belly laughs. This is a traditional panto with plenty of ‘Oh no, he’s nots’ and ‘it’s behind yous!’

My favourite bit was when they did the 12 Days of Christmas and it all went wrong – with loo rolls being flung into the audience, wigs flying off and water pistols being squirted into the auditorium! As ever there were plenty of local references, such as the threat of being ‘banished to Worcester’ and the prince coming from Flyford Flavell.

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Birmingham Mail: Su & Cannon and Ball in Birmingham

September 7th, 2014

bmail14aSu Pollard and Cannon and Ball star in Robin Hood comedy at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre

Ageing outlaws Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball are starring in a new comedy about Robin Hood. They tell Roz Laws why they’re still young at heart

It’s Robin Hood, but not as we know it. Maid Marian is hardly a maid any more, as she’s nearly a pensioner who has been divorced from Robin for 10 years. And Friar Tuck and Little John are in their seventies.

They are still living in Nottingham, even if it’s a little more modern these days – there’s a scene in a gym where the cast wear tracksuits rather than Lincoln green tights.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.