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Su Pollard is to reprise her role in the acclaimed one-woman hit play Harpy by playwright Philip Meeks. The Harpy Tour will open at King’s Theatre Portsmouth on 28 September 2021.

Harpy UK Tour

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 Harpy UK Tour returns in September 2021.

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).

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Su Pollard in Harpy. Photo: Andrew Searle

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”.

Harpy Tour
Su Pollard in Harpy. Photo: Andrew Searle

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.

Read our review of Harpy at the Edinburgh Fringe

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28 – 29 September 2021
King’s Theatre Portsmouth

2 October 2021
Hull Truck Theatre

6 October 2021
Horsham Capitol

8 October 2021
Theatre Royal Margate

12 October 2021
Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

16 October 2021
Malvern Theatres

18 October 2021
Gala Theatre, Durham

20 October 2021
Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

21 October 2021
Waterside Theatre, Sale

23 October 2021
Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

26 October 2021
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

28 October 2021
Middlesborough Theatre

29 October 2021
Alnwick Playhouse

30 October 2021
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

6 November 2021
Blackpool Grand Theatre

11 – 12 November 2021
Leicester Curve Studio

16 November 2021
Taunton Brewhouse

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