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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. (Photo © Karla Gowlett)

Chortle: Whatever Happened To The Hi-de-Hi! Cast?

February 13th, 2018

We look back, 30 years after the sitcom ended

Exactly 30 years ago today the last episode of Hi-de-Hi! aired. After eight seasons of 1950s holiday camp fun, the yellowcoats were told that Maplins was going upmarket and their services were no longer required – a bitter blow to enthusiastic cleaner Peggy (Su Pollard) who had just landed the job after spent eight years eagerly campaigning for it…

But what happened to the cast? Here’s our guide:


Su Pollard: Played: Chalet maid and wannabe yellowcoat Peggy Ollerenshaw

Before Hi-de-Hi!: Su Pollard got an early break on Opportunity Knocks in 1974, singing I Cain’t Say No from Oklahoma! Her first comedy role was in a BBC series entitled Two Up, Two Down in which she played a hippy named Flo in 1978, the year before Hi-de-Hi! launched.

After Hi-de-Hi!: As well as appearing in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh Doctor Beeching, Pollard has fully embraced the celebrity circuit, appearing as herself on everything from Noel’s House Party to Loose Women. She has also toured with her own one-woman show. and has just finished a stint in panto in Aylesbury.

In an interview last month she said: ‘I still get money when Hi-de-Hi! is repeated. I think the last cheque was for something like £11.20.’

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