Look Out Now! Here Comes Zany Su

Britain's 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.

She popped into the Playhouse this week to meet Simon Phillips, director of the popular Great Expectations, who is currently doing Trumpets And Raspberries.

Su, a fan of Dario Fo, wanted to make certain she could see the show while she was in WA.

Simon returned to Perth from an Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust scholarship in London to direct Trumpets.

Su 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 NSW.

She will be guest of honour at the $85-a-head event at the Intercontinental Hotel's James Cook Ballroom.

Asked what she was going to wear the ebullient Su said she had been given the run of the showroom by Sydney designer Christopher Essex.

"I'm 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".

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Her net bracelets were made of shocking pink tulle.

Su 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.

To coincide with her visit, Su has just released her first record in Australia entitled You've Lost That Loving Feeling.

She 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.

She 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. 

Perth Sunday Times
September 1986