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SU! This Morning, ITV1, 10.30am

Menopause: The MusicalIt may come as a surprise to some people that the lowculture messageboard is occasionally used to discuss things besides Hollyoaks and precisely where we've seen that eminently bummable chap from the most recent episode of Doctor Who before. We've even got a section devoted to pop music - and it may come as an even bigger surprise that this is where you'd find the Su Pollard thread.

Coincidentally, not that long ago the thread was being used to lament the apparent passing of Su's official website, thus rendering those interested parties unable to find out on the latest Su-related goings on. But, in one of those fortunate moments of synchronicity that pops along every so often, Su will be appearing on This Morning this morning (when else?) to discuss her role in Menopause: the Musical.

We'd not heard of this particular opus, so we did a bit of googling and here's what we found (with thanks to the London Theatre Guide: "A celebration of life after 40, 50 and beyond. It all begins with four women, 'Power Woman' (Miquel Brown), 'Soap Star' (Samantha Hughes), 'Rutland Housewife' (Su Pollard) and 'Earth Mother' (Amanda Symonds), at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra - and hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and day-to-day challenges with aging parents, aging children and aging partners! A joyful parody of 25 re-lyricized classic baby boomer hits, the 90-minute show features chart-toppers including 'I Heard It Thru the Grapevine You No Longer See 39' and the Motown favourite 'My Thighs'." Sounds unmissable, we're sure you'll agree. Can't wait to hear what Su's got to say about it.

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