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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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