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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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Express & Star: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 125

March 3rd, 2019

express&star19aStars flock to Molineux to celebrate Wolverhampton Grand Theatre anniversary – in pictures

Stars from all over the country graced the red carpet last night for Wolverhampton Grand’s glittering anniversary celebrations.

The sparkling event, hosted by Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen, saw hundreds of guests treated to a formal dinner, auction, interviews with the stars, and more.

Marketing manager at The Grand Scott Bird said: “What a pleasure to start the celebrations for 125 years of the Grand in the presence of some of the theatre’s most well loved performers and guests whilst at the same time raising money for the Grand Theatre’s charity.

“We look forward to more events throughout 2019 as we lead up to the anniversary on 10 December.”

Stars who attended the bash included Gadget Show star MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry, who grew up in Wolverhampton, Porridge star Christopher Biggins, Emmerdale actor Sam Kane, TV presenter and former glamour model Linda Lusardi, and Hi di Hi stars Jeffrey Holland and Su Pollard.

All of them, bar Suzi Perry, have starred in the Grand’s famous pantomimes, held each year around Christmas.   The Grand also made a special announcement last night, that Jeffrey Holland and Su Pollard were due to star in this year’s panto Dick Whittington. 

• Continue reading at the Express & Star for more photos and a selection of video clips from the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 125 event. (Photos © Express & Star/Wolverhampton Grand Theatre)

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Wolverhampton Grand Theatre: Dick Whittington

March 3rd, 2019

panto19fDick Whittington: 07 December 2019 – 12 January 2020 – Book Now

This panto season join our hero Dick Whittington on the ultimate rags to riches adventure as we help our hero outwit Queen Rat and take his rightful place a Lord Mayor of London.

With comedy legends Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi!, Oh, Doctor Beeching! and You Rang, M’Lord?) reunited for the Grand Theatre’s pantomime, you are guaranteed a dazzling family panto filled with side-splitting comedy.

Dick Whittington also sees the return of the Grand’s much-loved Dame, Ian Adams for a fourth consecutive year, along with all the ingredients which make the Grand Theatre’s pantomime so magical – beautiful costumes, stunning sets, breath-taking special effects, live music and a lots of audience participation.

With more casting to be announced, you won’t want to miss this action-packed panto – book early to guarantee the best seats.

• Visit the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre website for further info on Dick Whittington, show days and times, and the early ticket booking page. (Photo © Qdos Entertainment/Wolverhampton Grand Theatre)

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Dick Whittington: An Introduction from Queen Rat!

March 3rd, 2019

All hail the new rat queen of Wolverhampton! The wonderful Su Pollard will play the evil Queen Rat in our 125th Anniversary Wolves Grand Panto Dick Whittington from 7 Dec – 12 Jan! It’s going to be five weeks of absolute love and laughter 

• Click here or below for the video of Su. We recommend you keep a close on on the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Twitter over the coming months for Dick Whittington updates.

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Qdos Entertainment: Dick Whittington Hits The Hi-De-Heights

March 3rd, 2019

panto19cGRAND PANTO DICK WHITTINGTON HITS THE HI-DE-HEIGHTS WITH SU POLLARD AND JEFFREY HOLLAND!  

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 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 stars in pantomime every festive season, solidifying her reputation as one of the art form’s best loved leading ladies.

Jeffrey Holland is also best known for Hi-de-Hi!, starring as Spike, and working with Su on You Rang M’Lord? and as Mr Parkin the stationmaster in Oh, Dr. Beeching!. The Walsall born actor has also enjoyed a lengthy stage career, including seasons at the Chichester Festival theatre, summer seasons and West End work including Run For Your Wife and Travels With My Aunt. He has also worked extensively in radio and on television, with roles in iconic sitcoms including It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum, Are You Being Served?, Dad’s Army and Russ Abbot’s Madhouse. Jeffrey is about to embark on a new leg of his one man show My Friend Mr Laurel after two sell-out seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. DICK WHITTINGTON marks his 46th pantomime season.

• Continue reading at Qdos Entertainment. (Photo © Qdos Entertainment)

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