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 JULY 2012 NEWS:
.Overseas Singapore: Annie Amount of Sunshine and Optimism
Monday 16th July, 2012 Press Clips
A great new feature on Annie in Singapore by Overseas Singapore.

The adult cast deserves much applause for their performance, with their quick-footed steps, beautiful vocals and memorable harmonies in songs such as “We’d Like to Thank You”, “Fully Dressed” and “Easy Street”. The actors seem to relish their roles, as they play their part to much aplomb. I was in stitches over the man-eating, children-hating Ms Hannigan, played to delicious hilarity by British actor Su Pollard.

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.Campus: Hit Broadway Musical Annie Awes Singapore
Monday 16th July, 2012 Press Clips
Annie’s original Broadway debut in 1977 sent ripples through an entire community of theatergoers at the time. Crowds of charmed fans repeatedly frequented sold-out shows during the six years Annie took Manhattan by storm. Now, thirty-five years in the wake of the original musical, Annie has finally opened its doors to Singaporean fans. Catch the show live at Marina Bay Sands between 10th July and 5th August this year and lose yourself in a panoply of 1920’s New York sets for a good two and a half hours.

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.Xismsn Entertainment: Annie Opens at Marina Bay Sands to Standing Ovation
Monday 16th July, 2012 Press Clips
The cast speak to us about living up to the musical’s famous roles and director Roger Hannah explains how he found 27 budding Singapore actresses to be part of the cast as the orphans

When xinmsn asked Su Pollard if her character Miss Hannigan is as evil as she appears, she set the record straight and said, "She's much maligned, she's misunderstood. She's been made to be a mean person mentally because these children have been awful to her for years... I'd like to try and make her a bit more vulnerable."

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xismsn entertainment. (Photos xismsn)
.InSing.com: Musical Review: ‘Annie’ - Don’t Wait Till Tomorrow
Monday 16th July, 2012 Press Clips
From 10 July to 5 August, the cast of Broadway musical ‘Annie’ will be singing and dancing their hearts out on stage at Marina Bay Sands’ theatre. That’s a four-week run, which for a show that ran on Broadway for six years, is a drop in the box office ocean. One therefore hasn’t got much time to schedule in a show, but if one does, one will be glad to have made the effort.

Seasoned actress Pollard is highly entertaining as Miss Hannigan, hamming it up to a T. At once pathetic, humourous, mean, bawdry and always drunk, Pollard’s Hannigan was the perfect comedic villain and had the audience laughing at her antics all the way.

McAlister was a polished Daddy Warbucks, striking the right balance between being a hard, high-powered businessman who is more accustomed relating to staff than to children and being a softy at heart.

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.Cosmopolitan Singapore: Play: Annie The Musical
Monday 16th July, 2012 Press Clips
Everyone’s favourite red-headed orphan will be coming in town for a musical extravaganza. Starring Su Pollard and David McAllister, Annie is a story of a young girl’s optimism through adversity. Tickets from $65 – $175 at Sistic.

Location: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Time: Jul 10 – Aug 5, 7.30pm. Sat (1.30pm, 7.30pm), Sun (1pm, 5pm). No shows on Monday.
.Su Online News Archive: April 2012
Sunday 15th July, 2012 Site News
Su news for April 2012 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

Return to Su Online tomorrow for another bumper Annie in Singapore update: Photos, press and reviews. We are off on our Summer holidays so this will be the final update until August! Have a great rest of July everyone!

.Annie Opens in Singapore: News Briefs
Wednesday 11th July, 2012 Theatre
Annie began its month-long residency at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore yesterday. The production runs right through until 5th August. (Yesterday's curtain call photo AP Images)

Daylife: Cast from the Broadway musical "Annie" stand during a curtain call at the Marina Bay Sands Theater Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Singapore. The Broadway and West End classic which includes British comedy star Su Pollard and screen veteran David McAllister will showcase in the city-state for a month.

The Mad Scene: Annie Exclusives on The Mad Scene: Our Facebook page carries an exclusive interview with Su Pollard, conducted by Hawk Liu. View the interview here (Facebook account required).

TTG Asia: Annie kicks off month-long theatrical run in Singapore: Scheduled to run till August 5, the musical showcases British comedy star Su Pollard as the scheming Miss Hannigan, and UK stage veteran David McAlister as Daddy Warbucks, whose heart is softened by the young orphan Annie, played alternately by three young actresses from the UK.

Jezebel: The Recall-Miss-Hannigan Campaign Got a Little Out of Hand: Cast members of orphans from the Broadway musical "Annie" perform during a photo session at the Marina Bay Sands Theater on Tuesday July 10, 2012 in Singapore. The Broadway and West End classic, which includes British comedy star Su Pollard and screen veteran David McAllister, will showcase in the city-state for a month.

.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Wednesday 11th July, 2012 News Briefs
• A great photo of Su and Miss Ballooniverse and one of her balloon creations: Peggy from Hi-de-Hi! This was taken at a charity event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London a couple of years ago. View more of Miss Ballooniverse's creations at flickr. There's also more info at her website. (Photo Miss Ballooniverse)

Daily Mail: Mrs Mop to the Stars: The theatre cleaner who's had her photo taken with every celebrity she's ever dusted around: This article includes a photo of Su and Pat Pearce at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Radio Today: Holmes moves to Radio 2 for the summer: 6 Music host Jon Holmes will be presenting Saturday mornings on BBC Radio 2 this summer, covering Graham Norton. The show, called the Jon Holmes Situation, starts on July 21st for two weeks, but then takes a break during the Olympic programmes returning on August 18th. On 2, he’ll have a different guest each week, with Penelope Keith, Nerys Hughes, Su Pollard and Linda Robson lined up so far.
.Today Online: It's A Blitz
Wednesday 11th July, 2012 Press Clips
Our one-stop shop to the block-buster theatre season this month

Today, theatre begins its very own blockbuster season for 2012. Kicking off with Annie, it's a jam-packed calendar with four shows opening this month and a couple more in August. Audiences will be spoilt for choice, with something for families and "serious" enthusiasts alike. It's theatre overload - in a good way.

Annie: It won't take long until the song Tomorrow gets stuck in your head because Annie, in fact, opens today.

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.Sleeping Beauty: Su's Panto for 2012
Sunday 8th July, 2012 Theatre
Su Online will be bringing you the full official info on Su's panto activities for Christmas 2012 in the near future...

In the meantime... a few teasers...

The panto will be Sleeping Beauty! It will take place in a famous seaside town beginning with "B". Su's co-stars will be a children's TV presenter she has worked with in panto before AND a legendary Doctor. Who you may ask?

All will be revealed soon. Oh yes it will!
.I-S: Interview: Su Pollard for Annie
Wednesday 4th July, 2012 Interview
Another new interview with Su, this one from I-S, the Asian entertainment magazine/website.

The veteran British actress, who plays an alcoholic orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie, talks to Chin Hui Wen about men’s clubs, her misunderstood stage character and a regime involving lots of fluids.

How did you get your start?
At 16, I began singing in charity shows and at working men's pubs. I was the first woman to sing “Ave Maria” in hot pants at a men's club.

What drew you to this role?
I’ve always loved the story and songs of Annie. Plus, I enjoy every moment of Miss Hannigan as a character. She’s misunderstood. She has taken to the drink because she's lonely and has only orphans for company.

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I-S Magazine.

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