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at The Grand Theatre, Swansea -
30th August, 2008 Thanks
revised promo flyer for Su's
has been completely revised from
the artwork that appeared a few
months ago, and now features a
solo shot of Su as Peggy
already featured on the second
box set (series 3 & 4),
released in 2004, so this is
quite an honour and shows how
important the character was to
DVD set is released on Monday
yellowcoats in series 8 and 9 of
are: Series Eight: 1. Pigs
Might Fly, 2. The New Broom, 3.
Orphan Of The Storm, 4. God Bless
Our Family, 5. Only The Brave, 6.
September Song. Series Nine:
1. Tell It To The Marines, 2.
Marry Go Round, 3. The Perils of
Peggy, 4. Let Them Eat Cake, 5.
Wedding Bells, 6. The Wind Of
The New Swinging 60's Musical -
Back in September!
The Musical: Theatre
Steady, Go... for a light-hearted
pop-picking trip back to the
hardly qualifies as one of the
great musicals of our time but it
has a fun-filled heart and enough
instantly recognisable girlie pop
songs to send the punters home
with a smile on their lips and a
catchy tune in their heads.
such as it is, follows the
fortunes of three northern lasses
who head for London at the start
of the Sixties, looking for fame,
fortune and fellers.
Betty (Shona White) the dopey
typist, Georgina (Donna Steele)
the aspiring but hopelessly naive
actress, and Ruby (Claire
Sweeney) the good-time girl with
the one-track mind.
instead of the glamour of the
West End, they end up living over
a hair salon in Peckham run by
Aunty Yvonne, a part which gives
Su Pollard the chance to play ...
it her best Nottingham accent,
pinches most of the funny lines
-- although they are almost as
scarce as hen's teeth -- and
holds nothing back as she belts
out pop classics like You're My
World and All I See Is You.
gossip their way through the
decade, helped by Shout! magazine
editor Tony T (Phil Andrew) who
pops on and off in a variety of
time-travelling outfits to remind
us of iconic Sixties symbols like
Vespas and the Pill, The Beatles
and MacMillan, Dr Finlay and
pity there weren't more costumes
for the girls who went through
the changing times without
changing their mini skirts. Not
that I am complaining too much,
Claire Sweeney has got a great
pair of legs.
well too, as do all the girls,
and that is what this show is all
about. Comedy writer Julie
Balloo's painfully thin script
doesn't really matter, it is just
there to contrive a link to the
next song ... and there are more
than 30 of them starting with
Downtown and England Swings to a
finale which had everyone out of
their seats for a singalong It's
Not Unusual, Georgy Girl and that
raucous title song.
won't live long in the memory,
but it is a cheerful reminder
that those really were the