Su Pollard is back to star in Edinburgh Fringe hit Harpy in a national tour this autumn
Hi-De-Hi! star Su Pollard is to reprise her performance in Philip Meeks’ Edinburgh Fringe hit Harpy in a national tour.
Previously scheduled to run in 2020 but halted by Covid-19, the new production will be directed by Abigail Anderson whose credits include the UK tour of Pride and Prejudice.
Originally written with Pollard in mind, Harpy is a heart-breaking but often funny exploration of one woman’s struggles with mental health and loneliness, manifesting itself through extreme hoarding.
It premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, directed by Hannah Chissick, featuring a tour-de-force solo performance by Pollard.
The new tour will run from September through to November. See below for the dates.
Pollard said: “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 creative team also includes designer Alex Marker, lighting designer James Whiteside, sound designer Simon Slater and producer Suzanna Rosenthal for Something for the Weekend.
King’s Theatre, Portsmouth
Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
The Horsham Capitol, Horsham
Theatre Royal Margate
The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
Malvern Theatres, Malvern
Gala Theatre, Durham
Castle Theatre, Wellingborough
Waterside Theatre, Sale
Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Curve Studio, Leicester