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.BBC Radio Devon: Judy Spiers Show: Su Interview
Wednesday 27th April, 2011 Interview
Su was special guest on BBC Devon's Judy Spiers Show yesterday mid-morning, interviewed by stand-in host David Hamilton.

David Hamilton chats with Hi-de-Hi's Su Pollard, who's starring in Annie in Plymouth

Su chatted about what she was wearing ("I'm mostly in pink today!"), meeting friendly people while out and about, Shout! The New Swinging 60s Musical, partying with the Annie cast and crew, constantly working, Opportunity Knocks, Hi-de-Hi! and keeping in touch with the cast, her recording career, Annie and much more!

There was even a spin of 'Starting Together'.

Su pops up approximately 2hrs, 12mins into the show and the interview runs for around 21 minutes. The show is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer,
here, until next Tuesday morning.
.Celebrity Radio: Alex Belfield's Su Interviews
Wednesday 27th April, 2011 Interview
Alex Belfield has collected together three of his radio interviews with Su at his 'Celebrity Radio' website.

Belfield loves Su! He’s know her since being 15! Here’s a variety of interviews including her time in ‘Menopause the Musical’ & ‘Annie’.

• Listen to the interviews at the 'Celebrity Radio' website,
.Su Online News Archive: January/February 2011
Wednesday 27th April, 2011 Site News
Su news for January/February 2011 has now been archived. Visit our archive by clicking below.

.Su & Rubiz!
Wednesday 27th April, 2011 Photographs
A great photo of Su wearing her equally great Rubiz jewellery. 'Rubiz Jewellery' have a Facebook page with lots of photos, including Su! Please click below to pay a visit.

.Annie 2011: Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Monday 25th April, 2011 Theatre
A very Happy Easter to all of our visitors. Su and the Annie gang are in Plymouth this week for performances at the Theatre Royal, beginning this very evening.

There will be matinees on Thursday and Saturday. View further information about the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Monday 25th - Saturday 30th April • Theatre Royal, Plymouth
www.theatreroyal.com/ [ Box Office: 01752 267222 ]
Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
.The Plymouth Herald: Annie Is Optimistic – That's What I Love
Monday 25th April, 2011 Interview
Another new interview with Su, this one from 'The Plymouth Herald', published on Friday 22nd April.

"I can't wait to come back to Plymouth – I love it," says Su Pollard in her famous hundred-mile-an-hour delivery as she reflects on her appearance at a slightly less well-loved Plymouth landmark, the Hoe Theatre, ahead of her appearance in Annie at the Theatre Royal next week.

"About 35 years ago I was doing a play there with Tim Brooke-Taylor – Not Now, Darling – but the funny thing was we were there trying to do the play but all you could hear was the music from a carousel outside and we spent all our time trying to compete with it," she laughs.

"I just really loved the old bits of Plymouth and I'm really looking forward to exploring it all again – it will be fabulous."

• Read the full interview at the 'This is Plymouth' website,
.Herald Express: 'I Have Been Very Lucky That My Own Fantasy Came True'
Monday 25th April, 2011 Interview
A great new interview with Su, from the 'South Devon Herald Express', published on Friday 15th April.

"When you are younger you have a fantasy – a dream world," said actress Su Pollard. "You think about it when singing into a hairbrush. I have been very lucky that my own fantasy came true. I am very fortunate, darling, that I love my job all the time.

"I have had a very fortunate life. I'm dead chuffed with what I do. Some people aren't so fortunate. I always tell people to embrace every second because you never know when it is going to come to an abrupt halt."

There's certainly no end in sight for former Hi-De-Hi actress who made her television debut in 1974 on Opportunity Knocks, where her rendition of I'm Just A Girl Who Can't Say No from Oklahoma saw her come second – to a singing Jack Russell dog.

Whether it was the sunshine, a good day, or the success of Annie in which she is starring in, Su was bursting with positivity and energy.

• Read the full interview at the 'This is South Devon' website,
.Annie 2011: 'Surrey Comet' Review
Friday 22nd April, 2011 Theatre Review
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
By Helen Barnes

There’s something about the musical Annie.

Maybe it’s because it’s set in America that it has a sugar-coated, too-good-to-be-true feel.

After all the story of the plucky orphan Annie who casts off life’s hardships with a sunny smile and a catchy tune is a tad contrived.

The irrepressible Su Pollard hammed it up as the gin-soaked orphanage manager Miss Hanningan, proving that she hasn’t lost any of her comic timing from her days in Hi De Hi.

• Read the full review at the 'Surrey Comet' website,
.Annie 2011: Ashcroft Theatre/Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Monday 18th April, 2011 Theatre
Following a great week in Yeovil Annie arrives at the Ashcroft Theatre/Fairfield Halls in Croydon tomorrow evening for shows through until Saturday night.

There will be matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. View further information about the Ashcroft Theatre/Fairfield Halls, Croydon, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Tuesday 19th - Saturday 23rd April • Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
www.fairfield.co.uk/ [ Box Office: 020 8688 9291 ]
Ashcroft Theatre/Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1DG
.Annie 2011: Miss Hannigan Continues!
Monday 18th April, 2011 Theatre
The worst kept, recent, secret can now be confirmed... Su will be continuing with the Annie 2011 UK tour right through until the end of the year, including the Christmas Season.

Various websites and blogs have recently been advertising forthcoming dates for the Autumn and this will be your last opportunity to catch Su in Annie. She will down her last bottle of Jack Daniels and leave the orphanage for the final time at the end of this year having made the role of Miss Hannigan her own over the last decade.

Tour dates will be available here as and when they are officially confirmed.
.Best British TV: Hi-De-Hi! Its The Jeffrey Holland Interview!
Monday 18th April, 2011 Interview
'Best British TV' have a new interview with Jeffrey Holland. He discusses Perry & Croft and working with Su and Paul Shane.

What are you favorite memories of filming Hi-De-Hi?

"My memories of making the show are many and varied. They had me wear some amazing costumes as Spike! Some were memorable for being terribly uncomfortable but most were great on laughs! I have to confess that I never enjoyed being thrown in the swimming pool which was always freezing as we filmed on location at the camp in October/November when their season was over!”

• Read the full interview at the 'Best British TV' website,
here. Thank you to Andrew Ruff for the photo of Jeffrey and Su, taken in 2007 at the Hi-de-Hi! Reunion in Dovercourt.
.Your Local Guardian: David McAlister Interview
Monday 18th April, 2011 Interview
David McAlister talks about working with Su in Annie, and knowing her for over 30 years, in an interview published last week.

On the day we speak he is in Derby, on tour with the musical Annie, and has spent the morning in the studio recording a Gandalf-style voiceover for a video game.

But he is looking forward to bringing the show to Croydon, where he has fond memories of performing at the Ashcroft Theatre with his co-star Su Pollard.

"I know Su very well. I worked with her at the Ashcroft long before Hi-De-Hi in the 80s, so I’ve known her forever," he says with a laugh. "We like working together, we have good fun. We are sort of looked upon as the grandparents of the company."

"This is the longest tour we have ever done," he adds. "We finish this Christmas when Su Pollard and I will be hanging up our shirts as Hannigan and Warbucks."

• Read the full interview at the 'Your Local Guardian' website,

.Annie 2011: Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Sunday 10th April, 2011 Theatre
Su and the Annie entourage are in Yeovil, Somerset this week for a run of performances at the Octagon Theatre. The first show is tomorrow evening.

There will be matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. View further information about the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Monday 11th - Saturday 16th April • Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/ [ Box Office: 01935 422 884 ]
Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1U
.Nottingham Evening Post: Trouper Behind The Wacky Specs
Sunday 10th April, 2011 Interview
Su was interviewed by the 'Nottingham Evening Post' in late February for a great feature on her career. Covering her Nottingham beginnings, early stage appearances, relocation to London and much more.

Please click
here to read this.
.Annie 2011: Assembly Rooms, Derby
Monday 4th April, 2011 Theatre
Annie plays The Great Hall at the Assembly Rooms, Derby from this evening. There's a great week of shows to look forward to, running right through until Saturday night.

There will be matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. View further information about the Assembly Rooms, Derby, book tickets online and browse show times and location details at the theatre's website,

Monday 4th - Saturday 9th April • Assembly Rooms, Derby
www.derbylive.co.uk/ [ Box Office: 01332 255800 ]
Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH
.Hi-de-Hi! To Su, Peggy & Kenny @ 'You Tube'
Sunday 3rd April, 2011 Television
The Hi-de-Hi! sketch which aired on The Kenny Everett Show in 1983, featuring Su and Kenny, is now available to watch online at 'You Tube'. Click here or on the screen caps below to view.

.Annie 2011: 'What's On Stage' Review
Sunday 3rd April, 2011 Theatre Review
Liverpool Empire Theatre
By Rebecca Cohen

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Liverpool Empire has got the timeless Broadway musical Annie, and it’s even more spectacular than leapin’ lizards!

Full of energetic numbers, and an endless stream of uplifting choreography, this piece can’t help but bring a smile to your face. And yet, underneath it all, there still maintains a heart-wrenching storyline of the Victorian Depression; an era in desperate need of a sprightly red-headed orphan to fill it with optimism.

Something that Victoria Sian Lewis portrays just beautifully in her mature characterisation of every little girl’s dream role. Even dressed in rags, she has that special sparkle and rawness that forces you to watch her, even when the stage is full.

Equally impressive is Su Pollard as the evil alcoholic and orphanage owner, Miss Hannigan. She camps the part up superbly, tickling with her flawless comic timing and ticking all the criteria for being the villain that everybody loves to hate.

• Read the full review at the 'What's On Stage' website,
.Su Online News Archive: December 2010
Sunday 3rd April, 2011 Site News
Su news for December 2010 has been archived. View our festive Su news by clicking below.

.Su & Suzanne
Sunday 3rd April, 2011 Photographs
Su was interviewed by Suzanne Hunter on her World Of Arts & Entertainment Show on 'Brooklands Radio' at the end of last year.

Here is a great photo of Su and Suzanne:

The two Su's sharing a laugh! Yes Su Pollard was funny and brilliant when she gave us a big hi di hi! on the arts and entertainment show and much more besides - plus told us about her latest performance as Miss Hannigan - belting it out good and proper.
.Su & Caitlin in Northampton
Sunday 3rd April, 2011 • Thanks to Sharon Moran Photographs
Su met one of her former co-stars while she was at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton last week.

This is Caitlin Moran who appeared as one of the orphans when Annie played at Aylesbury Theatre in February. Please click on the photo for a larger version of Su and Caitlin.

Su and Caitlin reminisced about acting together and Su also gave Caitlin some advice on acting, singing and dancing. Mum, Sharon, tells us Caitlin was thrilled to see Su again and is hoping one day she will play the lead role in Annie. Best of luck, Caitlin.
.Su on TV: Little Robots
Sunday 3rd April, 2011 Television
Little Robots fans should keep an eye on BBC2. The series is still airing every, early, morning.

Little Robots : BBC2 - Sunday 3rd April : 6.35am
Stretchy's Yard Guard. Stop-frame animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends. Stretchy's good intentions backfire when his yard guard turns on him. Featuring the voices of Emma Chambers, Martin Clunes, Lenny Henry and Su Pollard.
.Derby Telegraph: Forest Supporter Su
Friday 1st April, 2011 Interview
A new Su interview, from the 'Derby Telegraph', published today. Annie plays Derby Assembly Rooms from Monday.

Forest supporter Su is hoping to have Rams fans on her side for stage musical

Su Pollard's true colours maybe that of a Nottingham Forest fan but she will be cheering on the Rams temporarily while in Derby.

The TV favourite, who found fame in the 1980s holiday camp sitcom Hi-De-Hi, was brought up in Nottingham and from Monday (April 4) finds herself back in the East Midlands starring in Annie at Derby Assembly Rooms.

"While I'm in Derby I'll try and send positive thoughts to all the Rams players and see if they can do better," she says, before whispering, "but Forest are doing well and I'd love to see them back in the Premiership."

Su grew up in Nottingham dreaming of showbiz success and even predicted her own career path in a school essay.

"When I was 14, they asked the question 'Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?'. I said that I saw myself at the London Palladium on stage singing – and ten years later, that's where I was, in a charity performance.

"And from then on, I was able to get more and more professional work and now here I am. I have been very fortunate and have met some great people."

• Read the full interview at the 'This is Derbyshire' website,