|Su was very
recently interviewed by the Cambridge
News in association with her forthcoming
visit to the Cambridge Corn Exchange with
The Pirates Of Penzance on Monday
SU'S READY TO
Hi's dippy chambermaid Peggy will
doubtless go down in the history books
but Su Pollard has done much more besides.
JANE DENNY found out.
swashbuckling shenanigans aplenty Su
Pollard will burst onto Cambridge's Corn
Exchange stage as Ruth the nursemaid to
Frederic in the forthcoming show The
Pirates of Penzance.
show, which is currently touring Britain,
sees Su fulfilling one of her dreams of a
high-energy live action performance which
also allows her to wear outrageous
for an odd dress sense it is said that
when auditioning for Hi De Hi Su, who
lives in Islington, London, wore odd
admitting to having an eye for colourful
attire Su said: "My pirate uniform
is all red and gold and big boots and
showbiz I may wear it to Sainsbury's."
would not be too surprising as she once
wore a beaded dress made especially for
her one-woman show by the BBC in the
dress cost £5,000 and is the most
extravagant purchase Su has ever made.
is single and need not worry about the
expense too much because an almost 30-year
career in the entertainment industry has
feathered her nest quite nicely.
Hi, which attracted audiences of 15
million, ran for 58 episodes until the
late 80s. Su has recorded numerous
singles including You've Lost That Loving
Feeling in 1986 and a compilation album,
The Collection, of songs last year.
book called Hearts and Showers, all about
"how men have got their heads in the
clouds", was published and somehow
Su also found time to record a fitness
video Sensible Slimming, too.
single Su has slimmed her life of a
significant other but says "men are
fantastic, know what I mean". But
"women," said Su, "just
have so much to do that they just get on
just getting on with it explains the
nationwide success of her one woman show
A Song, A Frock and A Tinkle which
followed the 1987 tour of the Su Pollard
it's about "being quite happy to
swan about and do what I want when I want",
and that might, after Pirates finishes,
mean being in a film.
will be performed, in association with
the News, from Monday, April 8 to
Saturday, April 13.