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Times of Tunbridge Wells: Celebrate New Year’s Eve

December 23rd, 2016

timesotw16bHow to celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style

Thinking of going out on December 31? Then let the Times be your guide. In part one of our selection of the best things to see – or be seen at – we highlight the finest restaurants and family events…

Fantastic Family Fun: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Pantomime is an absolute must at Christmas and New Year and if you want to see the New Year in the funniest way then head along to the Assembly Hall and enjoy all the laughs to be had at this brilliant afternoon performance which stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, Jamie Rickers as Muddles, Millie Booth as Snow White and Jamie Steen as Nursie. True fun for all the family! Starting at 1pm tickets cost from £23.50. www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Times Of Tunbridge Wells: Su Pollard Panto Interview

December 8th, 2016

timesotw16aAnother new interview with Su, as Snow White gets ready to premiere tomorrow, published today by the Times of Tunbridge Wells.

Audiences of all ages will love this hugely entertaining and traditional pantomime…

Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard is appearing as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which also stars CITV’s Jamie Rickers, at the Assembly Hall this Christmas. Ahead of the show’s launch on Thursday Eileen Leahy caught up with the comedy actress to talk about the power of pantomime and how good will always overcome evil

How excited are you to be playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White?

This will be my tenth year in the role and I just love playing the baddy because you can really get your teeth into it. I’ve been in about 40 pantomimes over the years and am always excited about performing. I’ve graduated from being the good principle boy to the really evil characters but at least I can always have a bit of fun with them. The Wicked Queen clearly has bad intentions – she wants to poison Snow White after all – but I like to add a comedy element to her character, too.

What’s the point of pantomime?

The great thing about them is that at the end of every one, the traditional or modern versions, it’s the baddy who loses out. So if there’s a moral to be had out of seeing one it is that you always get the bad and the good but ultimately good surmounts evil. It’s all great fun along the way but it’s always better to be nice than horrible. I think that’s lovely and it’s a great message for the kids.

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