TV personality and national treasure Su Pollard (Hi-De-Hi!; You Rang M’Lord?; Celebrity  Masterchef, BBC) will reprise her role in a brand new production of the one-woman Edinburgh  Fringe hit, Harpy. Previously scheduled to run in 2020, the production makes a welcome return  as part of a new countrywide tour.  

Written by award-winning playwright Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!; Murder, Margaret  and Me; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), the play was originally crafted with Su Pollard in mind.  This exciting reinterpretation will be helmed under the direction of Abigail Anderson (Pride and  Prejudice, UK and South Korean tour; Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing, Merely Theatre). 

A tour-de-force performance from Pollard, Harpy is a heart wrenching exploration of one woman’s struggles with mental health and loneliness, manifesting itself through extreme  hoarding. At heart it’s a bittersweet dramatic comedy, which showcases a grittier side to the Su  Pollard of the eighties, and also asks us to look beyond our prejudices against those who appear  to disrupt the norm.  

Su comments, 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 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. 

You can find a full list of dates and tickets here

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