NEWS: Su Pollard to Reprise Role in UK Tour of Harpy

The actress is set to reprise her role as Birdie in a brand new production of the one-woman Edinburgh Fringe hit.

(c) Andrew Searle

It has been announced that TV personality Su Pollard (Hi-De-Hi!; You Rang M’Lord?; Celebrity
Masterchef, BBC) will star in a new production of Philip Meeks’ play Harpy, touring the UK from next month.

Directed by Abigail Anderson, Harpy is a one woman show that explores one woman’s struggles with mental health and loneliness, manifesting itself through extreme hoarding.

The neighbours call Birdie a harridan and a harpy even though most of them have never even
met her. They see her obsessive hoarding as detrimental to the value of their own homes. For
Birdie, saving what others regard as junk allows her to make sense of the world around her; her possessions are memories of a time past. Shunned by conventional society, she regards it as her duty to salvage these tiny histories that without her would be entirely forgotten.

Talking about the news, Su Pollard said: “I am beyond excited to be bringing Harpy across the country at last – we’ve waited a long time! It’ll be terrific to be performing for a live audience and connecting with people once
again, bringing this beautiful play to new audiences. Entertainment is essential, especially after
the year we’ve had, and I can’t wait to get back on the road.”

The production is set to open at the King’s Theatre in Southsea on the 28th September before travelling to Hull Truck Theatre, The Horsham Capitol, Theatre Royal Margate, The Hazlitt Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Gala Theatre, Castle Theatre, Waterside Theatre, Gala Theatre, Castle Theatre, Waterside Theatre, Pavilion Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Middlesbrough Theatre, Alnwick Playhouse, Brunton Theatre, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Leicester Curve, Studio and Taunton Brewhouse.

The creative team behind the production includes: designer Alex Marker, lighting designer James Whiteside and sound designer Simon Slater. It is produced by Suzanna Rosenthal for Something for the Weekend.

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