Now! Here Comes Zany Su
Funny Girl Swans In
Su Pollard, voted one of Britain's funniest women
and the toast of London's theatre scene, is in
Perth with her Australian husband Peter Keogh.
popped into the Playhouse this week to meet Simon
Phillips, director of the popular Great
Expectations, who is currently doing Trumpets
a fan of Dario Fo, wanted to make certain she
could see the show while she was in WA.
returned to Perth from an Australian Elizabethan
Theatre Trust scholarship in London to direct Trumpets.
is on her way to Sydney as the guest of the Pied
Piper Committee who will give the proceeds of
their biggest fund-raising event, The Laurent
Perrier Flower Ball to the Spastic Centre of
will be guest of honour at the $85-a-head event
at the Intercontinental Hotel's James Cook
what she was going to wear the ebullient Su said
she had been given the run of the showroom by
Sydney designer Christopher Essex.
going to pick something outrageous ." said
Su. Her choice of clothes for a daytime outing in
Perth were black satin leotard, a silver lame
jacket, one earring which must have weighed a
ton, and spectacles which spelt "look".
net bracelets were made of shocking pink tulle.
rose to fame in the top rating television comedy
series Hi De Hi! playing Peggy, the whacky
chalet maid. She then topped the bill for the
West End production of Me And My Girl.
coincide with her visit, Su has just released her
first record in Australia entitled You've Lost
That Loving Feeling.
met Peter, who used to be front-of-house manager
at the Playhouse, while he was in the UK two
years ago. He taught during the days and was a
stage hand at night.
left for Sydney yesterday to be the belle of the
ball. Televiewers will see her on the Ray
Martin Midday Show and Hey Hey It's
Saturday. She is returning to Perth in
January for a one week season at Romano's.