Sunderland Empire has announced that the nation’s much-loved actress and entertainer, Su Pollard will be returning to thrill panto audiences as the Wicked Queen in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs from Friday 10 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Sunderland Empire Announce Star-studded Cast for Christmas Panto!
Star of stage and screen Su Pollard made her television debut on Opportunity Knocks, where she came second to a singing Jack Russell dog.
Whilst best known as Peggy in the BAFTA Award-winning sitcom Hi-De-Hi, she has played countless roles on stage, television and in film.
A true star of pantomimes, Su has appeared in Pinocchio, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Babes In The Wood, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan and Cinderella.
Su will join the previously announced North East Queen of Comedy, Miss Rory (Boulevard, aka Dan Cunningham) who will star as the hilarious Nurse Rorina, and it is time to say ‘Alreet’ once again to South Shields comic Tom Whalley, as the sidesplitting Muddles the Jester.
Who else is taking to the stage?
Su Pollard made her television debut on Opportunity Knocks, where she came second to a singing Jack Russell dog.
She is best known for her role as Peggy in the BAFTA Award-winning sitcom Hi-De-Hi and was honoured to be the subject of This Is Your Life.
Her credits in the world of music include a hit single, Starting Together, as well as her own album Su Pollard – The Collection which reached number two in the UK charts.
A true star of Pantomimes, Su has appeared in the likes of Pinocchio, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Babes In The Wood, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan and Cinderella.
Miss Rory (the comic creation of North East born Dan Cunningham) has appeared at Newcastle cabaret hotspot Boulevard as host since 2010, carving a place in the affections of audiences who visit from far and wide.
Becoming a household name in the region and beyond, synonymous with glamour, wit and edge that only a lady like Miss Rory can bring! Billed as ‘A Tyneside Institution’, Miss Rory’s razor-sharp wit and cutting quips, along with hilarious observational comedy have led to numerous sell-out solo shows.
Local lad, Tom Whalley, also returns following his hilarious comedy antics as Buttons in Cinderella 2019.
Trained at Associated Studios, London, graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and having studied drama and scriptwriting at Northumbria University, Tom has made a name for himself as a performer, writer and composer!
Following an appearance on BBC Three’s Shoplife, Tom left the North East behind for a life in London and has since starred in a number of West End productions and UK tours.
Passionate about panto, Tom has gone on to start his own company, writing and licensing pantomime scripts for societies across the UK.
Panto season is set to twinkle…
Sunderland Empire is inviting you and your loved ones to head out on a pantomime adventure deep into the enchanted forest for Christmas 2021.
Featuring a beautiful princess, a jealous Wicked Queen, seven bumbling dwarfs, a naughty nurse, a hilarious jester, and not forgetting a poisoned apple and a Magic Mirror, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is shaping up to be one of the best.
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and the company behind panto successes at the Sunderland Empire, including recent productions of the high-flying Peter Pan (2018) and enchanting Cinderella (2019).
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is at the Sunderland Empire from Friday 10 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022.
Tickets priced from just £13* are available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at: ATGtickets.com/Sunderland