Posts Tagged ‘What’s On Stage’

What’s On Stage: Su Pollard Interview

August 7th, 2018

wos18bSu Pollard: If you spent your whole life listening to advice you’d never leave your bed

The comedienne is currently making her Edinburgh Fringe debut in Harpy. Here she talks about why it’s taken her so long and why she hasn’t been seeking any advice

1. What’s the name of your show and where and when can we see it?
It’s called Harpy and it’s on at Underbelly Cowgate at 4pm, every day except 13 August.

2. How would you describe Harpy in five words?
Relevant, thought-provoking, funny, touching, hopeful

3. How would you describe your character Birdie?
She’s a woman of a certain age who’s been invisible for most of her life. That’s a long lonely time she’s had of it. Her behaviour isn’t what people would deem normal but how could it be? And these days what’s normal anyway? Her story is all too common – she’s someone who has fallen through the cracks of life. I’m thrilled be telling it for all of the other Birdies out there.

4. It’s a one-woman show, does it ever get a little lonely?
I can already sense it might because it’ll only be me on that stage every day. But, we’ve collaborated brilliantly as a team in the process of making the show.

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Whats On Stage: Famous Faces at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

July 18th, 2018

wos18aLooking for a bit of celebrity this August at the Fringe? Look no further: we’ve found some choice famous faces you can see either onstage or in the wings

There are obviously tons of famous faces on the comedy scene in Edinburgh, but what if you want to see a few doing theatre? Here’s our list of celebrities in Edinburgh.

Su Pollard: Harpy
National treasure Su Pollard, known for her comedy, performance and singing (is there anything she doesn’t do!) is saying Hi-De-Hi! to the Edinburgh Fringe as she makes her Festival debut in Philip Meeks’ Harpy, a new piece about modern-day hoarding.

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What’s On Stage: Su Pollard Stars in Side By Side

July 22nd, 2015

wos15aSu Pollard stars in Side By Side By Sondheim  

The revival runs at the Jack Studio Theatre in September

Su Pollard will star in a revival of Side By Side By Sondheim at the Jack Studio Theatre in September.

Directed by Elliot Clay, the 1976 revue-style show is a celebration of the work of composer Stephen Sondheim.

Pollard’s stage and television credits include Me and My Girl, Shout! and Hi-de-Hi. She’ll be joined by Marianne Benedict (Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wizard of OZ, We Will Rock You) and Grant McConvey (Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year).

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