Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Holland’

Broadway World: Su & Jeffrey at Wolverhampton Grand

March 3rd, 2019

panto19aSu Pollard And Jeffrey Holland To Star In Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Pantomime!

It has been announced today that Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland will star in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s 2019/20 pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON! Opening on 7 December, Su will play the evil Queen Rat and Jeffrey will play Alderman Fitzwarren. The duo who starred together in TV sitcoms Hi-De-Hi, Oh, Doctor Beeching! and You Rang M’Lord? will be reunited on stage alongside the Grand Theatre’s much-loved pantomime Dame, Ian Adams who returns for a fourth consecutive year.

Su Pollard was last in a Grand Theatre pantomime an impressive 43 years ago where she played Dame in a production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She has since appeared at the Grand Theatre as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Jeffrey Holland played Dame in the Grand’s 1999 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk and most recently played Danny in the Grand Theatre’s in-house production of Brassed Off.

Ian Adams returns having starred in Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty, winning Best Pantomime Dame in the Midlands in the What’s On Readers Awards – the same awards in which the Grand Theatre pantomime has won Best Pantomime for the past two years and is currently nominated in the same category for a third year running.

One of the nation’s favourite entertainers, Su Pollard has appeared on screen and on stages across the UK for four decades. She shot to fame as chalet maid Peggy in Hi-De-Hi, later starring in You Rang M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching!. During her career she has appeared on countless television programmes, with highlights including Two Up Two Down, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and numerous chat shows, quiz shows and reality televisions series. No stranger to the stage, Su starred in the worldwide tour of Annie as Miss Hannigan and starred in the West End in Godspell, Me and My Girl, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Menopause the Musical, and Shout!. Su regularly stars in pantomime every festive season, solidifying her reputation as one of the art form’s best loved leading ladies.

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Shropshire Star: First Stars Announced for Dick Whittington

March 3rd, 2019

panto19bFirst stars announced for Dick Whittington pantomime at Wolverhampton Grand

Wolverhampton Grand has hit the hi-de-heights after announcing Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland will be starring in this year’s pantomime of Dick Whittington.

The duo, who starred together in TV sitcoms Hi-De-Hi, Oh, Doctor Beeching! and You Rang M’Lord? will be reunited on stage from December 7 for the Grand’s 2019/20 panto.

Opening on December 7, Su will play the evil Queen Rat and Walsall-born Jeffrey will play Alderman Fitzwarren – they will both return with the Grand’s much-loved panto Dame, Ian Adams, who will be back for the fourth year in a row.

Grand Theatre chief executive and artistic director Adrian Jackson said: “I am delighted that Su and Jeffrey will star in our pantomime this year.

• Continue reading at the Shropshire Star.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? (Episodes Three & Four)

March 29th, 2018

drama18aYou Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Thu 5th April: 4pm
A Deed Of A Gift. (Series 1, Episode 3). Lady Lavender sends for her solicitor. She instructs that her shares in the Union Jack Rubber Company be given to Ivy. James is tortured by thoughts of Poppy after she asks to feel his muscles, then Lavender sends for her solicitor again.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Friday 6th April: 4pm
Love and Money. (Series 1, Episode 4). Lord Meldrum thinks that Lady Lavender has gone too far and wants her declared mentially unstable, whilst Teddy is determined to pay Ivy a visit in her room no matter how dangerous the route. A party thrown for Miss Cissy’s birthday brings a few surprises.

Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 24th, 2015

dusty15aOut and About!: Su has been been out and about lots recently – Catching up with pals and seeing shows. She’s recently been spotted at the Garrick Theatre, London and was also in attendance at Dusty The Musical at The Charing Cross Theatre.

DUSTY is a unique new multi-media “Fusion Musical”. A celebration of the career of Dusty Springfield, a true innovator, this theatrical event, seamlessly combines the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media (some of it rare film footage only recently discovered) with a recognisable musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance. The audience experiences the story as told through the eyes of Nancy Jones, one of Dusty’s childhood friends, and other key figures who accompanied Dusty on her journey.

You Rang, M’Lord?: View a fantastic sketch of the cast here…

The Northern Echo: Jeffrey Holland ghosts into Darlington – Su’s mate Jeffrey talks Hi-de-Hi!, The Ghost Train and that very recent unofficial Hi-de-Hi! get together last week, in this new interview – Continue reading…

The Unofficial Hi-de-Hi! Reunion 2015

June 24th, 2015

An unofficial Hi-de-Hi! “reunion” took place last week. Some of the Maplins gang met up on 18th June, a day before what would have been Paul Shane’s birthday. Jeffrey Holland posted at his Offiical Facebook page: “Hi-De-Hi Campers, the gang back together for a bit of a reunion in London. Those present included Jeff, Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Barry Howard and the Webb Twins (all three)” – View more photos from the get together by clicking below. (Photo © Jeffrey Holland)