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Su Pollard set to star in Sunderland Empire panto

Su Pollard will lead the cast for the Sunderland Empire's panto as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

BBC Su Pollard as Peggy Ollerenshaw in the BBC sitcom Hi De Hi
Su Pollard as Peggy Ollerenshaw in the BBC sitcom Hi De Hi

Pantomime audiences in Sunderland will doubtless be saying Hi-De-Hi later this year when Su Pollard leads the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Having established herself as a bit of a panto legend since winning the nation’s hearts as chalet maid Peggy in the BBC holiday camp sitcom, Su has also notched up countless roles in musical theatre and drama too.

She will next be seen in a national tour of Ha Ha Hood and the Prince of Leaves, but will come to the Sunderland Empire as the Wicked Queen who can’t bear to hear that Snow White is fairer than she is.

Su will be for Christmas season on Wearside by children’s TV favourite, Andrew Agnew who is probably known best to pre-schoolers - and their parents of course - as PC Plum from Balamory.

He’ll be playing for laughs as Muddles the Jester and rivals Su for pantomime experience, so the audience will be in safe hands.

The rest of the cast will be announced later in the year.

* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will play at Sunderland Empire from December 12 to January 4. For tickets, priced from £10 to £29.50, call 0844 871 3022, visit  www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland or call into the box office.

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