interviewed in Stoke On Trent's newspaper
The Sentinel last week.
Trying to get a word in edgeways
when talking to Su Pollard is like trying
to stop an avalanche with a small plastic
woman produces more words per second than
the rest of the world combined and you
feel sure that somewhere is a cable
plugging her into the National Grid.
is an energy she certainly needs for her
current role as Ruth in Pirates Of
Penzance, which plays at Hanley's
Regent Theatre next week, with Gary
Wilmot as her co star.
a fabulous part in a fabulous show",
she says. "I get a great cossie -
big boots, big belt. The director said to
me, 'are you sure it's not going home
with you?'. I love it to bits. Look out
for me wearing it."
thing's for sure, this is not your
traditional representation of Gilbert and
show's all tongue-in-cheek. Much more
sexy than D'Oyly Carte. They're all
gagging for it. The girls, the pirates,
me. It's such a laugh. Real rollicking
entertainment. But the music is as
Sullivan wrote it. We're all good singers."
sounds the perfect manic role for Su who
made her name as the ever-eager but
forever-disappointed Peggy in Hi De Hi,
but whose first TV experience was as a
runner up to a singing dog on Opportunity
still rabbiting about The Pirates Of
should see Gary Wilmot. He's got these
great leather trousers. It's down to them
that he's got his own fanclub. And they're
not all nubile young girls. There's mums
and matrons and grannies. And lots of
kids. The kids love the show. It's like
lost a stone during the run of Pirates
Of Penzance - quite handy since she
recently made a video called 'Sensible
so energetic", she says "But I
just love it. And I love touring. I get
to stay in nice hotels and I have a
really good time. I like to talk to the
well believe it.