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16.01.2022: Oh... And Another Thing... Update!
As recently mentioned, some Oh... And Another Thing... An Evening With Su Pollard dates have, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, had to be rescheduled. Please check with your theatre/venue and also stay updated via tdpromo.com.

 
16.01.2022: Interviews/Podcasts Catch-Up
Su has been interviewed a number of times recently, including The Proper Class Podcast, Durham On Air, Your Manchester, and a replay of the Standard Issue Podcast - Su chats about panto, An Evening With..., and much more. Happy listening!
 
16.01.2022: Hi-de-Hi! - 40th Anniversary with Su & Jeff
Comedy Historian Robert Ross is in conversation with Su and Jeffrey Holland, to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Hi-de-Hi!, at the Museum Of Comedy on Sunday 30th January. Tickets can be purchased by clicking below. (Photo © BBC)

 
10.01.2022: Oh... And Another Thing... An Evening With Su
Just a few weeks until Oh... And Another Thing... An Evening With Su Pollard premieres. Please click below for the full tour schedule and links to buy tickets.

NB. Dates are still scheduled to be happening but please check your local venues website to stay updated. Things can possibly change due to the current situation we are all living through!

 
02.01.2022: Happy New Year!
Happy 2022 from Su and Su Online! Have a great year. Su has some exciting plans and projects for this year, including her first An Evening With... tour, a role in the theatre production Tickledom and a lot more for further into 2022!

 
17.12.2021: Snow White at Sunderland Empire - Reviews
A selection of reviews of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Su's panto for 2021 is currently wowing theatregoers at Sunderland Empire.

Sunderland Echo: Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sunderland Empire - Heigh ho, heigh ho, you’ll love this great panto: We’ve been waiting a long time so let’s come straight to the point. The Sunderland Empire’s first pantomime in two years does not disappoint -
Continue reading...

Sunderland Echo on Su: Sitcom legend Su Pollard stars as the Wicked Queen who, as the name suggests, is thoroughly unpleasant. She revels in the good round booing she receives every time she enters the stage. Her baddie credentials are revealed immediately in the prologue, which states that she supports Newcastle United (know your audience). Be honest. Who better to play a pantomime baddie? The audience is in good hands with Ms Pollard who can still belt out a tune too.

British Theatre Guide: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: I don’t think I’ve laughed so much at a panto for a long time, and that says a lot because huge amounts of comedy have been the stand-out feature of those I’ve seen this season. The traditional old jokes are well represented: the Dame confesses, “Whenever I’m down in the dumps, I buy a new dress” to which the reply comes, “I wondered where you got them from!” But it’s not the Comic, Muddles the Jester, who says it but Snow White, and that really does give it an extra punch -
Continue reading...

British Theatre Guide on Su: Su Pollard plays the Wicked Queen as a straight-down-the-line villain but just occasionally we caught a glimpse of Peggy Ollerenshaw which delighted the audience. She manages that delicate balance—so delicate that many villains don’t achieve it!—of being hated and at the same time loved by the audience.

More Reviews: See a snapshot of more Snow White reviews - including Smooth Radio and Sunderland Spark FM - at Sunderland Empire's
Instagram...
 
16.12.2021: Sunderland Vibe - Su Interview
Su is the cover star of the festive issue of Sunderland Vibe magazine, with an interview inside.

A sit down with Wicked Queen, Su Pollard!

She's behind you! Su Pollard chats exclusively to Sunderland Vibe about the magic of panto season and her villainous role in the new production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs arriving at Sunderland Empire this winter...

Su, after such a long time away from the stage, how good does it feel to be back on the Sunderland Empire stage?
It has felt like decades away fom the stage. You miss doing warm-ups, learning music, you long for everything that goes with the production - It all adds to the excitement of being back again! We've just had the launch event for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and it was lovely meeting the cast. The best part for me was being in the Empire, it's a fantastic theatre!

What makes Sunderland Empire so special for you?
I love it! It was great being on stage and looking onto that beautiful auditotium again - it's the West End of the North East, isn't it! I have to say a special thanks to the cleaning ladies at the Empire - they are trememdous! Do you know how much brass there is? And I don't mean money! They're forever polishing and it just gleams fabulously.

• Continue reading the interview online by clicking below.

 
16.12.2021: Su On TV: Celebrity Masterchef Christmas Cook-Off
Celebrity Masterchef Christmas Cook-Off: Tuesday 21st December: BBC1: 8pm
Episode 1 of 2. John Torode and Gregg Wallace present the first of two festive specials in which previous contestants are invited back to the MasterChef kitchen. This evening Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, reality star Joey Essex, former footballer Neil Ruddock, comedian Judi Love and actress Su Pollard must create a dish using ingredients found in an advent calendar and then cook something they would like to eat over the festive period. John Torode and Gregg Wallace's favourite will not only win the title of Christmas champion - they will also take home the all-new Golden Whisk trophy. (Photo © BBC)

 
16.12.2021: Snow White - Meet The Cast!
Meet the cast of Sunderland Empire's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

 
08.12.2021: Su On TV: December Round Up
Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Wednesday 8th December: 6pm
Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Thursday 9th December: 6pm
Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Friday 10th December: 6pm
Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Monday 13th December: 6pm
Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Tuesday 14th December: 6pm

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present as Su Pollard, Michelle Ackerley, Rory McGrath, Lee Hurst, Sam Allardyce, Peter Reid, Laura Hamilton and Jean Johansson take part in the general knowledge quiz in which they try to come up with the least likely correct answers to a series of questions posed to members of the public.

Where Did That Come From?: Now 80s: Friday 10th December: 9am
These odd songs seemed to come from nowhere, but left a lasting mark - sometimes good, but often quite bad. Watch out for a chorus of frogs, male strippers...oh, and Su Pollard.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Saturday 11th December: 10.20am
Eruptions. Series 4, episode 3. Joe Maplin's model volcano erupts during Ted's act, leaving him with no choice but to organise a party to sabotage the explosive culprit. Classic comedy, starring Paul Shane, Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc.

The Keith & Paddy Picture Show: ITV: Saturday 11th December: 11.30pm
Gremlins. Series 2, episode 6. A festive special in which Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness team up to remake Joe Dante's 1984 horror comedy Gremlins. Original star Zach Galligan helps out as they tackle the story of a cute little creature given as a Christmas present, but which spawns a horde of murderous little monsters after an accidental dowsing with water, with appearances by Kara Tointon, John Thomson, Su Pollard, Les Dennis and Arthur Bostrom. Starring: Paddy McGuinness, Keith Lemon, Zach Galligan, Kara Tointon, John Thomson, Su Pollard.

Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off: BBC1: Tuesday 21st December: 8pm
Episode 1. Deck the halls, stuff the turkey and break out the Christmas fizz as ten of the most memorable celebrities from past series come back to compete in festive-themed Celebrity MasterChef specials hosted by judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode. In the first special, we welcome back Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, reality star Joey Essex, former professional football player Neil Ruddock, comedian Judi Love and actor and national treasure Su Pollard to see who can take home the title of Christmas champion and the new Celebrity MasterChef Golden Whisk trophy. The celebrities face two Christmas-themed tests. The first is an invention test: each contender must create a dish using ingredients found in a seasonal advent calendar. Then they are challenged to cook either their ultimate Christmas dinner using well-known seasonal ingredients or an alternative Christmas meal.
 
26.11.2021: Su News Round-Up
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Su plays the Wicked Queen in her panto for 2021, at Sunderland Empire from Friday 10th December to Sunday 2nd January. Further info and ticket links at the Empire's website.

Steph's Packed Lunch: Su made a return to the Channel 4 lunchtime show last Monday. Watch on
Catch Up at My4.

Christmas Lights: Su joined the Mayor of Sunderland in Keel Square on Thursday November 18th to switch on the festive illuminations. See press reports at the
Sunderand Echo and the Newcastle Chronicle.

Oh... and another thing... An Evening Wth Su Pollard: Su's An Evening With.. begins on Thursday 3rd February 2022 at Monmouth's Savoy Theatre. Visit our An Evening With... page for
further info and ticket links.

Hi-de-Hi!: The legendary sitcom is currently airing on GOLD

Harpy: Su played the final date of her Harpy UK tour in Taunton on 16th November. Read a review
here.

Tickledom: Su will star alongside Derek Moran in this new theatre production in Spring 2022. More details soon!
 
26.11.2021: Su on Christmas TV: Celebrity Masterchef
Su makes a festive return to the Celebrity Masterchef kitchen this Christmas. Days and times are yet to be announced. Read press reports at Chortle and Telly Mix.

 
02.11.2021: Interviews: Curve In Conversation/Taunton 107.8
Curve In Conversation: Su Pollard, Tall Stories' Toby Mitchell and Nupur Arts' Smita Vadnerkar: The latest episode of Curve in Conversation, the podcast, featuring interviews with national treasure Su Pollard, The Smeds and the Smoos Director Toby Mitchell and Nupur Arts’ Artistic Director Smita Vadnerkar, is now available.

On Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November, Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard comes to Curve with Edinburgh Fringe hit Harpy. “It’s a tour-de-force really”, says Su about the one-woman show written by Fringe First award-winner Philip Meeks -
Listen here...

Taunton 107.8: Entertainment legend Su Pollard on the Community Connection -
Listen here...
 
02.11.2021: Snow White/Christmas Lights/Harpy Press
A few recent Su press interviews and articles, including Harpy, the recent press launch/photo call for Snow White at Sunderland Empire, and the forthcoming Sunderland Christmas Lights switch on (Su will will join the Mayor of Sunderland, councillor Harry Trueman in Keel Square on Thursday November 18 to switch on the festive illuminations): (Photo © Newcastle Chronicle)

Chronicle Live: Su Pollard among Snow White panto cast coming to Sunderland Empire this Christmas - The countdown is under way for this year's eagerly anticipated pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Continue reading...

Chronicle Live: TV legend and panto star Su Pollard to switch on Sunderland's Christmas lights - The actress who performs a lead role in this years pantomime at Sunderland Empire will illuminate the city at the official ceremony next month - Continue reading...

Edinburgh Evening News: Edinburgh Fringe hit brings National Treasure Su Pollard to Musselburgh for one night only - National treasure Su Pollard is no stranger to the Capital, from starring in the likes of Sweet Charity and Annie at the King's and Festival theatres to taking the Fringe by storm, the 71-year-old has done it all -
Continue reading...

Buxton Advertiser: Su Pollard looking forward to getting back to Buxton - The last time Su Pollard was in Buxton it was 20 years ago and The Crescent had not yet been transformed into the luxury hotel it is now -
Continue reading...

 
02.11.2021: Tickledom - An Enchanting Family Musical
Tickledom: An Enchanting Family Musical will be touring Spring 2022, with Su and Derek Moran leading the cast.

Set in the land of Tickledom, this enchanting production features a host of colourful, curious and unforgettable characters based on Plants, Flowers and Herbs! This fast paced and interwoven story line, humour and original music have all proved popular with young and older audiences across the UK. This full-scale west end style musical will be enjoyed by all and will feature a cast of West End Performers!

Created by John Manders (Book & Lyrics) and Matthew Brind (Music & Lyrics) Produced by Matthew Revell Griffiths Ltd in arrangement with Tickledom Theatrical Productions Ltd. Tour dates to be announced.

 
09.10.2021: Crawley and Horsley Observer: Su Interview
A new Su interview, with the Crawley and Horley Observer, was published last week. Harpy played The Capitol in Horsham last Wednesday.

Su Pollard keeps her Horsham promise - despite "coitus interruptus"

Back in March last year, Su Pollard, looking forward to playing Horsham as the crisis loomed, declared herself to be ultimate optimist.

If the worst came to the worst, she insisted, and the virus forced her one-woman show off the calendar at the Capitol, she promised she would be back.

That day has finally come.

Harpy, first scheduled to be at the Capitol in April last year, is now at the Capitol on Wednesday, October 6 – a play which has arguably gained all the more relevance in the meantime with its message that we just shouldn’t judge people and that we should all “flippin’ well be a bit kinder.”

• Continue reading at the
Crawley and Horley Observer.
 
09.10.2021: Harpy: Su's One-Woman-Play On Tour!
The Harpy tour is now well under way, with Su having already brought the play to Portsmouth, Hull (two dates), Horsham, and last night at Margate's Theatre Royal.

Su is on the road with Harpy until mid-November, with future dates taking in Maidstone (12th Oct), Malvern)16th Oct - two dates), Durham (18th Oct), Wellingborough (20th Oct), Sale (21st Oct), Buxton (23rd Oct), Bury St Edmunds (26th Oct), Middlesborough (28th Oct), Musselburgh (30th Oct), Blackpool (6th Nov), Leicester (11th & 12th Nov), Taunton (16th Nov).

• Further info/Book tickets by clicking below.

03.10.2021: An Evening With Su Pollard - More Dates!
A number of new dates have been added to Oh... and another thing... An Evening Wth Su Pollard.

Su announced 10 dates last month, and additional dates have also just been announced. These include a second date at PizzaExpress Live in Holborn, London, and a new date at PizzaExpress Live in Birmingham. Other dates are in Stroud, Livingston, Shoreham-By-Sea, Fleetwood, Tamworth, Witham and Newbury.

• See our new Oh... and another thing... An Evening With Su Pollard page for further info, all the confirmed dates (so far!) and ticket links for all the venues.

 
03.10.2021: Panto: Snow White at Sunderland Empire
Su is looking forward to being wicked again this Christmas.

She will play the Wicked Queen in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at Sunderland Empire.

Following her comical cooking antics on Celebrity MasterChef 2021, TV legend and national treasure, Su Pollard, is set to stir up a storm in Sunderland this Christmas as the dastardly Wicked Queen, in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.

We are delighted to welcome back the North East Queen of comedy, Miss Rory (Boulevard, aka Dan Cunningham) as the hilarious Nurse Rorina and say ‘Alreet’ to South Shields comic Tom Whalley, as the side splitting Muddles the Jester in the canniest panto of them all - Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.

Join us on a magical pantomime adventure deep into the enchanted forest for Christmas 2021. With a beautiful princess, a jealous Wicked Queen, seven bumbling dwarfs, a naughty nurse, a hilarious jester and not forgetting a poisoned apple and a Magic Mirror, it’s too tempting not to!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and the company behind panto successes at the Sunderland Empire, including recent productions of the high-flying Peter Pan (2018) and enchanting Cinderella (2019).

• Further info and ticket booking here. Read reports on the announcement of Su's 2021 panto at Broadway World, Sunderland Echo, West End Best Friend, Stage Chat and Sunderland Spark.

 
03.10.2021: Saturday Night With Hayley Palmer
Su guested on Saturday Night With Hayley Palmer last week. Talking about Harpy, her career, and choosing a selection of her favourite songs. Watch below.

 
03.10.2021: Eyes and Teeth - Voices Of Variety
Su guested earlier this week on Eyes and Teeth - Voices of Variety - Season 9 - Edition 5

Su Pollard is a national treasure, and has one of the most recognisable faces and voices in the history of British Television. Su is a Sitcom Queen popping up in Gimme Gimme Gimme, Benidorm, and Jimmy Perry & David Croft’s masterpieces Hi-De-Hi and Oh Dr Beeching the list goes on. Musicals, plays and TV variety shows and gameshows you will always smile when she hits your screen and you can see her most recently in Celebrity Masterchef 2021, sadly she just got knocked out of the show before the finals but what great TV she made.

We end todays chat on her 2021 Tour HARPY a play she describes in Eyes & Teeth, I won’t spoil it here but the reviews keep coming

• Listen to the
Eyes and Teeth - Voices Of Variety podcast.
 
10.09.2021: Harpy 2021 Trailer
The new trailer for the 2021 tour of Harpy. Su is currently in rehearsals for the tour, which begins on 29th September in Portsmouth. See all dates and ticket links here.

 
10.09.2021: Thank You From Su!
Su sends a huge Thank You to everyone who supported her during her stint on Celebrity Masterchef. She was very pleased to reach the semi finals. (Photos © BBC)

 
10.09.2021: Pinocchio Trailer
The trailer for Pinocchio: The Greatest Wonder Of The Age. The musical is available now on CD and Digital Download. See further info here.

 
07.09.2021: Su On TV: Celebrity Masterchef (Semi Finals)
Su is back in the Celebrity Masterchef kitchen this week, for the semi finals of the popular BBC1 cookery programme. (Photos © BBC)

Celebrity Masterchef: BBC2: Wednesday 8th September: 9pm
Series 16, Episode 13. The celebs are tested on their teamwork in the first semi-final, split into teams and given the task of creating two dishes in a relay style, meaning each chef can only work on the food for 20 minutes. Unable to talk to one another, each cook must try to work out what the dishes are meant to be from the clues left behind by their team-mates.

 
07.09.2021: Pinocchio: The Greatest Wonder Of The Age
Su is thrilled to be among the cast of Pinocchio: The Greatest Wonder Of The Age, a special recording of the great musical to be released on CD.

Su says: "This is terrific. It is one of the finest musical albums I have ever heard."

An album of specially-recorded demo versions of the new songs from Paul Boyd's 25th original stage musical Pinocchio The Greatest Wonder of the Age is now available to download and stream.

The songs are performed by an all-star cast including West End stars Sabrina Aloueche (We Will Rock You), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages), Mark Dugdale (Come From Away), Alan Richardson (Chicago), and Fra Fee (The Ferryman).

Also featured on the album are TV legend Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!) and musical theatre stars Michael Mahony (Once), Allison Harding (Sister Act), Jamie Steen (The Good Old Days), and Christopher Finn (All Male Iolanthe).

Written, rehearsed, and recorded throughout the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns at various locations across the UK and Ireland Pinocchio The Greatest Wonder of the Age: The Demos is available from iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and all major digital platforms.

Paul Boyd, the brains behind the project says: This has been a lockdown project that I have worked on with great friends - all amazing musicians and performers - since the middle of last year, and it's finally been released.

Please help us to promote the album by sharing and enjoying! I mean, look at this cast!

• Continue to the Pinocchio website for
further info.

 
23.08.2021: Oh And Another Thing... An Evening With Su Pollard
Su is hitting the road soon with Harpy, but she is also touring again in early 2022 with Oh... and another thing... An Evening Wth Su Pollard.

Su is about to embark on her first ever “An Evening with Su Pollard” tour where she will talk about her exceptional career, which is sure to be filled with laughter and a few tears.
Su will also undertake a Q & A with the audience.

Selected venues will also have 'Meet and Greet' ticket options. See the theatre websites for further details.

• See our new Oh... and another thing... An Evening Wth Su Pollard page for further info, all the confirmed dates (so far!) and ticket links for all the venues.

 
23.08.2021: BBC Radio Lincolnshire: Su Interview
Su guested on Carla Greene's show on BBC Radio Lincolnshire last Thursday.

• Listen to the show at
BBC Sounds. It's available for around three weeks.
 
23.08.2021: BBC News: Hi-de-Hi! Fans Display Memorabilia
Harwich Museum: Hi-de-Hi! fans display memorabilia for first time

A couple who have been collecting memorabilia related to the BBC comedy Hi-de-Hi! for years have put it on display for the first time in a new museum in the town where it was filmed.

The 1980s TV show was filmed at a holiday camp near Harwich, Essex. A display featuring the iconic yellow coats, as worn by Su Pollard and Paul Shane, forms part of Harwich Museum.

Tony Tarran, who has loaned the items to the museum, said it was "brilliant" to be able to put them on show. Together with his wife Joanne, he has collected the memorabilia over the past 15 years and it had previously been stored in their spare room.

• Continue reading at
BBC News.
 
17.08.2021: The Times: New Su Interview
Su is interviewed by The Times.

Su Pollard interview: ‘My worst travel experience was the pilot announcing our plane was on fire’

The actress tried chicken-claw soup in Hong Kong and rode horses on a Nevada ranch.

My first trip abroad was at the age of 18 and it was a complete disaster. I went to Greece with my best friend, Julie, and before we got on the plane they called our names over the Tannoy. At the desk they asked why we hadn’t checked in. We had assumed we would simply take our luggage on the plane when our flight was called, which was embarrassing. The other passengers all glared at us when we boarded.

NB: Continue reading at
The Times. A subscription to The Times is required to read this interview past the preview.

17.08.2021: Celebrity Masterchef at BBC iPlayer + More Press!
Last week's first three episodes of Series 16 of Celebrity Masterchef, and last night's fourth, are all available to watch at BBC iPlayer. Click below to visit. (Photo © BBC)

Here are some further press reports on Su appearing on the show:

Entertainment Daily: Celebrity MasterChef 2021: Fans jubilant as Bez and Su make the semi-finals - There are calls for the duo to have their own show - Continue reading...

Yahoo: Celebrity MasterChef's Bez and Su Pollard amuse viewers - Celebrity MasterChef viewers were enjoying the entertaining antics of Su Pollard and Bez in the kitchen last night as the new series launched on BBC One -
Continue reading...

 
17.08.2021: Su On TV: Celebrity Masterchef
Su's first week on Celebrity Masterchef is being shown again, beginning next week, on the BBC2 late night Signed programmes.

Celebrity Masterchef: BBC2: Thursday 26th August: 1.55am
Series 16, Episode 1. (Audio Described, Signed, Repeat, Subtitles) Su Pollard, Rita Simons, Duncan James, Bez and Munya Chawawa compete in the first heat of the celebrity contest, hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace. The first challenge is a new round, Under The Cloche, in which each contestant must prepare a meal showcasing a different mystery ingredient. Afterwards, they must prepare a popular street food dish from Denmark, and come up with something special for a dinner party.

 
17.08.2021: Su On TV: Hi-de-Hi!
A reminder that the Drama channel is currently airing episodes of Hi-de-Hi!

 
13.08.2021: Harpy - 2021 UK Tour
Su is going on tour... with Harpy. The one-woman play she premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to great reviews, in August 2018

Tickets for all of the, rescheduled, dates are now on sale.

Su and Harpy are visiting: Portsmouth, Hull, Horsham, Margate, Maidstone, Malvern, Durham, Wellingborough, Sale, Buxton, Bury St Edmunds, Middlesborough, Alnwick, Musselborough, Blackpool, Leicester and Taunton.

There have been lots of online press reports about the rescheduled tour, including
British Theatre, Broadway World, and Total Entertainment.

• Please click below for further info and ticket booking links.

 
13.08.2021: What To Watch: Hi-de-Hi! - Ultimate Guide
Hi-de-Hi!' Our ultimate guide to the classic holiday camp comedy

Everything you need to know about Hi-de-Hi! now showing on BritBox...

Hello Campers! Hi-de-Hi!, the classic 1980s BAFTA-winning sitcom from Dad’s Army creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft, is arriving on Britbox in the UK on March 11, with all nine series ready to binge watch and bring some laughs. So we’ve decided to take a look at the famous holiday camp comedy!

Set in 1959 at the fictional holiday camp of Maplins in Crimpton-on-Sea, the hit show follows the antics of the camp’s Yellowcoats, most of them struggling actors or has-beens, as they try to entertain a stream of British holidaymakers. To foster some enthusiasm at the resort the staff would shout "Hi-de-Hi!" at the campers to which they'd expect the shouted response "Ho-de-Ho!". This was typical of most British holiday camps back in the day!

• Continue reading at
What To Watch. NB. Su is interviewed about her Hi-de-Hi! memories as part of this new feature.
 
11.08.2021: Press: Radio Times / Good Housekeeping +
There's been a lot of, Celebrity Masterchef related, Su press over the past week or so. Here is a small selection. (Photo © BBC)

Radio Times: Who is Su Pollard? Meet the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 contestant and actress - Say a big Hi-de-Hi! to one of this year's hopefuls - Continue reading...

My London: BBC Celebrity Masterchef: Su Pollard’s life off camera from vowing never to marry again to dancing until 4am at 71 - Su Pollard has no plans of slowing down any time soon -
Continue reading...

Good Housekeeping: Celebrity MasterChef's Bez and Su Pollard amuse viewers - Bez had a lovely nickname for anchovies -
Continue reading...

Nottingham Post: Nottingham comedy legend Su Pollard to star in TV's Celebrity MasterChef - She says it was 'stressful' -
Continue reading...

The Sun: Su's That Girl - How old is Su Pollard? The actress and singer is a national treasure thanks to her roles in some classic sitcoms -
Continue reading...

Daily Star: Celebrity MasterChef fans in hysterics as Su Pollard causes mayhem in the kitchen - Celebrity MasterChef fans have been left in stitches after the watched Su Pollard poorly cook pasta carbonara but miraculously found herself in the quarter finals -
Continue reading...

 
11.08.2021: Su On TV: Celebrity Masterchef
Celebrity Masterchef: BBC1: Friday 13th August: 9pm
Series 16, Episode 3. Familiar faces from the world of comedy, drama, sport, showbusiness and music compete to take the 2021 title The contest reaches the quarter-final and the battle for the first two semi-final places. The three remaining celebrities must cook a faultless two course meal that will not only be judged by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, but also three former Celebrity MasterChef champions - last year's winner, broadcaster and internet personality Riyadh Khalaf, former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and TV presenter Angellica Bell. (Photos © BBC)

 
11.08.2021: Su On TV: The Chase - Celebrity Special
The Chase - Celebrity Special: Sunday 15th August: 4.50pm
Bradley Walsh presents as celebrity contestants Su Pollard, Jordan Banjo, AJ Odudu and Jonathan Ross pit their wits against one of the ruthless Chasers in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They must work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught.

 
08.08.2021: Press: New Su Interview
Su Pollard vows never to get married again as she's much happier dating at 71

Actress Su Pollard is adamant she's done with settling down and she's much rather 'entertain gentlemen' a couple of nights a week as long as they don't leave too much of their stuff at her place

Actress Su Pollard is not a woman who does things quietly. She never has been. Since bursting on to our TV screens in 1980 as ditzy chalet girl Peggy Ollerenshaw in BBC TV series Hi-De-Hi!, about the lives of a group of holiday-camp entertainers, she’s been known for her over-the-top outfits, effervescent personality and ability to make people smile.

Now 71, she looks fantastic and has every intention of growing old disgracefully. Her zest for life is infectious and she loves trying new things. The latest is cooking. But rather than simply attempting a few dishes at her North London home, she’s signed up for the new series of Celebrity MasterChef.

Here, she gives us a flavour of how it went and explains why she hopes to be gadding around the West End until she’s at least 100…

• Continue reading at The Mirror.

 
08.08.2021: Radio: BBCR2 Claudia Winkleman Show
Su guested on Claudia Winkleman's BBC Radio 2 show yesterday. The show was guest hosted by Rob Beckett.

Rob Beckett presents the ultimate celebration of Saturday. Bringing a razor-sharp wit and occasional chaos to everything from life’s little wins to the biggest celebrity guests, which this week include Lutalo Muhammad, Russell Tovey and Su Pollard, all set to the perfect Saturday soundtrack.

• Click below to listen to the show which is available at BBC Sounds for the next four week.

 
08.08.2021: The Sunday Show/Incapable Staircase
Sunday 15th August, 2.30 to 5.30pm. The Sunday Show with Derek & Steve are live in Blackpool with special guests Su Pollard, Sue Devaney, Kay Cole and many more.

• Click below to visit the Incapable Staircase website where the show will be live streamed.

 
07.08.2021: Su On TV: Celebrity Masterchef
Celebrity Masterchef: BBC1: Monday 9th August: 9pm
Series 16, Episode 1. Su Pollard, Rita Simons, Duncan James, Bez and Munya Chawawa compete in the first heat of the celebrity contest, hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace. The first challenge is a new round, Under The Cloche, in which each contestant must prepare a meal showcasing a different mystery ingredient. Afterwards, they must prepare a popular street food dish from Denmark, and come up with something special for a dinner party. (Photo © BBC)

 
03.08.2021: TV: Celebrity Masterchef 2021
Su is one of 20 celebrities participating in the new, six-week, series of BBC one's hit show Celebrity Masterchef 2021.

The series begins this Monday, 9th August, and Su is one of the first five celebrities to get cooking for Greg Wallace and John Torode in the famous Celebrity Masterchef kitchen.

The series, filmed earlier this year during lockdown and adhering to strict contact and distancing rules, is airing on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings, at 9pm, for the next six weeks.

Tune in on Monday at 9pm to see how Su gets on.

• There have been numerous press reports on this already over the past weeks. Here are just a trio from
Telly Mix, The Sun and The Mirror. (Photo © BBC)

 
03.08.2021: Su On TV: Pointless Celebrities
Su and Ruth Madoc's guest appearance on Pointless Celebrities which originally aired on BBC1 in August 2014 is being repeated, on Challenge, this Friday. (Photo © BBC)

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Friday 6th August: 7pm
Comedy Performers. Alexander Armstrong hosts as contestants from the world of comedy take part in the game show. They are Birds of a Feather actresses Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson, impressionists Ronni Ancona and Phil Cornwell, Hi-de-Hi! stars Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc and stand-up comics Josh Widdicombe and Sara Pascoe. Who'll be best when it comes to picking the most obscure correct responses? Richard Osman is the one with the answers.

 
03.08.2021: Su On TV: NOW 80s
Mark Goodier's No.2s of 1980s: NOW 80s: Friday 6th August: 3am
60 minutes of back to back UK chart runners-up from 1986 - including hit ladies Madonna, Sinitta, Kim Wilde & Su Pollard! With Mr Charts himself - Mark Goodier.

Where Did THAT Come From? 80-89: NOW 80s: Friday 6th August: 3pm
These odd songs seemed to come from nowhere, but left a lasting mark - sometimes good, but often quite bad. Watch out for a chorus of frogs, male strippers...oh, and Su Pollard.
 
03.08.2021: Su Pollard - Career Archive
Grab a cuppa and browse the Su Pollard Career Archive. It's essentially a list, but a long and very comprehensive and interesting list. Happy reading...

 
03.08.2021: The Official Su Pollard Instagram
Pay a visit to The Official Su Pollard Instagram. A highly entertaining look through Su's eclectic and highly varied career, with many photos and video clips. Great fun!

 
17.07.2021: Acting For Others: The Best Of The West End
Dearest Ambassadors,

I hope you are all well. We cannot wait to see you all again and to get our events back up and running.

Excitingly, Alpha’s The Best of The West End at The Royal Albert Hall is supporting Acting for Others. This is going to be a fantastic musical celebration with your fellow Ambassador, Ben Forster at the helm.

We are asking if you could please help promote the event by creating a short (30 second) video on your social media platforms. I know you are all very busy so if you can’t make a video, please can you create a post about the event and support The Best of The West End on their socials.

Important information to include with any of the images attached:

The Best of the West End is back for an incredible celebration on the 150th year of the Royal Albert Hall to support Acting for Others. The fabulous cast includes Layton Williams, Ben Forster, John Owen-Jones, Lauren Samuels, Sophie Evans, Matt Henry MBE, Matt Croke, Mica Paris, Friederike Krum and the female supergroup, WOMAN. Hosted by Ruthie Henshall

Title: Alpha’s The Best of The West End at The Royal Albert Hall

Date: Wednesday 21st July, 7.30

Cause: £5 from every ticket goes to Acting for Others including profits.

Tickets: On sale now at www.royalalberthall.com

@bestwestend @ActingforOthers @RoyalAlbertHall

#alphasthebestofthewestend #royalalberthall #actingforothers

Optional information to include:

· Olivier Award-winning creative team including Choreographer Stephen Mear CBE, Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin and West End Musical Director Dr Stuart Morley.

· Over 200 artists performing.

· A Live orchestra

· Choir from MX Masterclass and Mount View

· Headliners including Layton Williams, Ben Forster, John Owen-Jones, Lauren Samuels, Sophie Evans, Matt Henry MBE, Matt Croke, Mica Paris, Friederike Krum and female supergroup WOMAN

Your support is always hugely appreciated, and it really does help us raise awareness of Acting for Others and brilliant events like these a success!

Any questions do get in touch.
 
17.07.2021: Su on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: BBC2: Monday 26th July: 3.30pm
Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard. Series 6, episode 3. Two famous faces from the world of stage and television, Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, head out on the road to Congleton, Cheshire, to go antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj Bisram. Ruth finds out more about a famous 19th-century nurse, and Su visits the ancient Roman town of Caerleon. (Photo © BBC)

 
28.06.2021: Stream Theatre: The Importance Of Being Earnest
Su is happy to lend her support, via this website, to a new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest.

"I am very pleased to know that Adam, his team and students have worked tirelessly to produce this piece. Great to see them performing one of the classics. I think we should encourage enthusiasm, commitment and dedication, all the qualities that are needed in the performing profession. I do hope you will support this very worthwhile project but most importantly, enjoy it. Thanks very much. Luv to you all, Su P xxxx".

It is so wonderful to see such a talented group of young people doing great things for a fantastic cause...

A new twist on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is set to take to the digital stage. The play is performed and filmed at the Sunderland Empire and the streamed show will serve as a fundraiser for Acting for Others, a national charity which gives those working in the entertainment industry incredibly vital financial and emotional support.

 

The charity production offers Wilde’s most widely-loved and recognised play, with a twist. The playwright himself will be introduced as a character at three intervals during the performance. These scenes immuminate Oscar’s remarkable story, from his magnificent rise to stardom to his heartbreaking downfall following revelations about his sexuality. The entire production will also be performed against the backdrop of the 2,000 empty seats of the magnificent Sunderland Empire, symbolically calling attention to the suffering of the arts industry throughout the Covid-19 crisis. 

Tickets to this charity production of The Importance of Being Earnest are officially on sale TODAY! They can be purchased via the link: www.stream.theatre/season/151

The performance will be available from July 2nd to July 16th, with ticket holders having access to it throughout this period.

So, if you want the chance to see Oscar Wilde on stage AND contribute to the wonderful charity, Acting for Others, while you are at it, then this is your opportunity! Get ready for what looks set to be an incredible, hilarious and heart-wrenching version of The Importance of Being Earnest! (Director, Adam Kinneen)

 
28.06.2021: Su On Tour: Harpy - Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets for a selection of rescheduled Harpy dates are currently on sale. More info and ticket links can be browsed by clicking below.

 
28.06.2021: Su On TV: Hi-de-Hi! on DRAMA
Don't forget that the ever popular Hi-de-Hi! is currently airing every weekday at 6pm on Drama (Sky 143, Freeview 20, Virgin Media 130, Freesat 158). This week the channel is showing episodes from Series Three. (Photo © BBC)

 
21.06.2021: Su on TV: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Another chance to see the classic epsiode of the sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme, with Su as Heidi Honeycomb, guest starring alongside Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus.

Gimme Gimme Gimme: GOLD: Thursday 24th June: 10pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme: GOLD: Friday 25th June: 1.20am

Singing In The Drain. Series 3, Episode 5. In a bid to improve his social status, Tom throws a dinner party, at which he is invited to audition for a West End play, while Linda gets an offer she can't refuse from talent scout Suze. Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus and Su Pollard star. (Images © BBC)

 
21.06.2021: Su on TV: Pointless Celebrities
Pointless Celebrties: Challenge: Thursday 1st July: 6pm
Sitcoms. Series 4, Episode 3. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a sitcom special of the unorthodox general knowledge quiz. Contestants Craig Charles and Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf), Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney (Mrs Brown's Boys), Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi!) and Jean Boht and Nick Conway (Bread) try to come up with the least likely correct answers to a series of questions posed to the public in the hope of winning a jackpot sum for charity. (Photo © BBC)

 
07.06.2021: Hi-de-Hi! - 40th Anniversary with Su & Jeff
Robert Ross Presents Hi-De-Hi: a 40th anniversary reunion with Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland

Hi-De-Hi, David Croft and Jimmy Perry's spirited love letter to the declining days of the British holiday camp, was first broadcast in the January of 1980 and proved an instant success.

In a unique and exciting Museum of Comedy event that is bound to sell out very quickly, we are delighted to be joined by Su Pollard, who shot to stardom as the eager-to-please chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw, and Jeffrey Holland, who spent nearly a decade wearing funny costumes and falling in to the Olympic-sized swimming pool as camp comic Spike Dixon.

As well as fond memories of Hi-De-Hi, Su and Jeffrey will share tales of You Rang, M'Lord, the series that reunited them with the late Paul Shane; as well as Oh, Doctor Beeching! which, twenty five years ago, once more cast the trio of comedy favourites.

Just this last pantomime season Su and Jeffrey were back on stage together, starring in Dick Whittington at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. The production was a box office smash.

This intimate and affectionate, clip-laden chat, chaired by Britain's comedy historian Robert Ross, promises to be a show not to be missed!

This show was rescheduled from 22nd November 2021 (originally 22nd March 2020).

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here. NB: There are two chances to attend this event with Su and Jeff, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
 
20.03.2021: Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD
Hi-de-Hi! is airing, from Series One, on GOLD daily.

 
27.10.2020: Su on TV: The Chase - Celebrity Special
The Chase - Celebrity Special: Saturday 31st October: 8pm
Bradley Walsh presents as celebrity contestants Su Pollard, Jordan Banjo, AJ Odudu and Jonathan Ross pit their wits against one of the ruthless Chasers in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They must work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught.

 
03.10.2020: Hi-de-Hi! - 40th Anniversary with Su & Jeff
Comedy Historian Robert Ross is in conversation with Su and Jeffrey Holland, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hi-de-Hi!, at the Museum Of Comedy on Sunday 22nd November. Tickets can be purchased by clicking below. (Photo © BBC)

 
03.10.2020: Su on TV - Hi-de-Hi!
Hi-de-Hi! is currently airing on GOLD twice daily. (Photo © BBC)

 
03.10.2020: Belper News: Su Brings Harpy To Derbyshire
Hi-De-Hi star Su Pollard will bring heart-wrenching play Harpy to Derbyshire

National treasure Su Pollard stars in a one-woman show that explores mental illness and loneliness among the elderly.

Best known for her role as chalet maid Peggy in telly sitcom Hi-De-Hi, Su will be performing in Harpy at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on March 25, 2021.

Su plays Birdie, a character who is elderly, struggling with mental health and being alone, and is an avid hoarder clinging on to memories of the past. Her neighbours think Birdy is a harridan, although most have never met her.

• Continue reading at
Belper News.
 
04.08.2020: Metro: Weekend Extra - Lockdown
Su Pollard became a much-loved sitcom star in the 1980s with the BBC’s Hi-de-Hi!, and has since had a wide-ranging stage and screen career, starring in musicals and pantomime. Su says:

When the theatres were closed, I’d just done four performances of a one-person show called Harpy: it’s a beautiful play about a hoarder and how she got into that situation. The great thing is that all the dates have been rescheduled for next year, and we’ve also added some extra ones. I still don’t take it for granted that they’ll go ahead, but I use the H-word because you’ve got to have hope, darling.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work consistently for nearly 50 years, but it’s the younger performers I really feel for, the ones who’ve just come out of college and got their first job. What a terrible knock to their confidence this will be, and a terrible knock to their finances. And it’s not just the actors I worry about, it’s the lighting and sound guys and all the rest of the crew: we all need each other to put a production on.

• Continue reading at the
Metro.
 
04.08.2020: Islington Free News: Su at Protest!
On Thursday 30th July 2020, the pressure group, Ludicrous Road Closures staged their second protest outside the Town hall in Islington, North London, at one stage with a few being trapped inside the building. Actress Su Pollard was on hand to offer her strong support and the local press completely missed her speech by being pre-occupied elsewhere, instead preferring to publish a false headline that suited the councils agenda.

 
19.07.2020: Su on TV: Last Laugh In Vegas - Showtime
The final episode of Last Laugh In Vegas airs tonight.This is the first time this fifth epsiode is airing on ITV. When the series first aired Last Laugh In Vegas: Showtime only aired on ITV2. Catch it tonight at 11.50pm. (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh In Vegas - Showtime: ITV: Sunday 19th July: 11.50pm
Showtime. Series 1, episode 5. After adjusting to life in Nevada, and trying to impress flamboyant producer Frank Marino, Cannon and Ball, Anita Harris, Kenny Lynch, Bernie Clifton and Su Pollard take to the stage for their big gig in Las Vegas. With Jess Conrad, Mick Miller and Bobby Crush also hoping to wow the masses, it remains to be seen whether Frank's hard work has paid off.

 
19.07.2020: British Classic Comedy: David Croft's Last Stand...
Oh Doctor Beeching, 1995
Oh Doctor Beeching is remembered by many comedy fans for being the last in a series of three comedies by co-writer David Croft to use many of the same actors, starting with Hi-de-Hi!, and followed by You Rang, M’Lord? as well as David Croft’s final broadcast work for the BBC.

Written by David Croft and Richard Spendlove, after a pilot episode was broadcast on 14th August 1995, the show ran for two series from 1996, with the last episode being broadcast on September 1997. The program was filmed on the Severn Valley Railway, with the part of Hatley station being played by the Arley SVR station in Upper Arley.

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British Classic Comedy.
 
19.07.2020: Nottinghamshire Live: Su in the Notts Forest Crowd
Spot yourself in the crowd at Nottingham Forest's City Ground.

Forest fans are mingling with stars at the City Ground, among them Brian Clough, Su Pollard, Peter Shilton, Harry and Meghan, Stuart Pearce, characters from The Office, Roy Keane, Grotbags... are you sitting next to someone famous?

Nottingham's Su Pollard and The Office's Gareth Keenan mingle with the fans.

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Nottinghamshire Live.
 
07.07.2020: Harpy: Tour Rescheduled for Early 2021
Due to the ongoing global pandemic and theatres remaining closed, Harpy has now been rescheduled for early 2021. Please click below to stay updated on these rescheduled tour dates.

07.07.2020: Su on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Really: Wednesday 8th July: 10am
Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard. Series 6, episode 3. Two famous faces from the world of stage and television, Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, head out on the road to Congleton, Cheshire, to go antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj Bisram. Ruth finds out more about a famous 19th-century nurse, and Su visits the ancient Roman town of Caerleon. (Photo © BBC)

 
05.07.2020: Pride: Su Celebrates Pride with Friends
Join national treasure, actress and comedienne Su Pollard and friends as she introduces songs from her favourite LGBT+ Off West End musicals. Featuring cast members and songs from GRINDR The Opera, Naked Boys Singing, Tickle The Musical and Bathhouse The Musical, with a special appearance from the Brazilian cast of Naked Boys Singing currently in lockdown in São Paulo.

The concert is free to watch. Donations may be made to support the Kings Head Theatre, Islington, the UK's biggest presenter of LGBT+ theatre.

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Pride in London.
 
05.07.2020: You Rang, M'Lord! for BBC Two!
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