The one woman show starring Su Pollard, Harpy, comes to Blackpool.
Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen from her, and Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since.
She’ll do anything to get this priceless thing back. Anything at all.
National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this razor-sharp and bittersweet drama from Fringe First award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!, Murder, Margaret and Me).
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Cast and Creatives
Philip has written pantomimes professionally for twenty years and is delighted that his scripts have been licensed and performed around the world for amateur groups over the last few years. As a playwright Philip’s credits include Murder Margaret and Me which recently has had successful productions at York Theatre Royal and Salisbury Playhouse and Edith in the Dark which had two sell out runs at Harrogate Theatre. In television Philip spent several years as part of the writing team of 'Emmerdale', and he now writes plays regularly for Radio 4.
Following an apprenticeship at the Arts Theatre in Nottingham, Pollard appeared on Opportunity Knocks in 1974 singing I Cain't Say No from Oklahoma! and came second to a singing Jack Russell. Pollard started appearing in many West End musicals including Godspell, Big Sin City, Grease and Oh, Mr Porter!. She is best known for her work on Hi-de-Hi! (1980), Run for Your Wife (2012) and Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995) as well as her regular pantomime performances.