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Hi-de-Hi to Su Pollard in Annie at the Octagon Theatre
HILARIOUS Su Pollard is promising audiences will go home happy after watching the forthcoming show of Annie at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.
Su, who made herself a household name during the 1980s in the sitcom Hi-de-Hi in which she played the scatty chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw, stars as the dastardly Miss Hannigan in the much-loved musical which will be performed at the Octagon from April 11-16.
And Su, speaking to the Express, said: “We’ve been touring with Annie since August, so we are heavily bedded-in.
“It’s a wonderful show with some great songs and I am confident that the people of Yeovil will go home happy after watching.”
Su is looking forward to appearing at the Octagon and said she last performed on the Yeovil stage more than ten years ago in a performance of Abigail’s Party.
The story follows the adventures of little orphan Annie who starts off in the orphanage run by the drink-fuelled supervisor Miss Hannigan before finding herself in luxury in the safe hands of mega-rich Oliver Warbucks.
Su said: “I feel quite sorry for Miss Hannigan because she is a bag of nerves worrying that she’ll lose her job if an orphan escapes, but Miss Hannigan is very different to Peggy.”
Performances at the Octagon are nightly at 7.30pm with matinee shows on April 13 and April 16. Phone the box office on 01935-422884 for ticket information.