Alison has qualifications in Drama, Dance, Music and Voice; has a teaching degree (primary); taught Drama privately in both New Zealand and Australia; worked as a Drama and Language Recovery specialist in Primary Schools; was Entertainment Manager in a Convention Venue for 3 years; and has worked extensively in the Hospitality Industry (including owning her own Restaurant). As well as performing in many mainhouse Musicals, Comedies and Dramas, Alison performed in a Corporate Entertainment Company in New Zealand, having the added responsibility of being Promotional Director. One of her proudest achievements is that of Artistic Director of Interactive Theatre International, which she founded in 1997.
Alison plays Sybil Faulty in Interactive Theatre International's 'Faulty Towers The Dining Experience', and has toured with the show throughout Australia, the South Pacific, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Dubai, Denmark, Sweden and Cyprus. She has appeared with the show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
You can also follow Alison on twitter: @Sybil_Faulty
"Alison Pollard-Mansergh is astounding as Sybil; from that grating, nasal laugh to Sybil’s walk and the constant touching of her hair. She has got that distaining stare that would freeze hell perfect."
Edinburgh Spotlight (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
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"Alison Pollard-Mansergh strutted authoritatively and equally convincingly through the role of Sybil Faulty, unfaultingly maintaining her character, attending to each diner and shrieking at Basil and Manuel in a way that would have made Prunella Scales proud."
Australian Stage online
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"I suppose I shouldn't judge too harshly a rather humourless fellow diner who got so preoccupied with the whereabouts of her vegetarian option that she interrupted Alison Pollard-Mansergh's Sybil mid scripted flow to complain. The actress gave her a look of withering disbelief before switching on the exaggerated charm like a pure pro: "I'll see what I can do, dear," she purred, heading off for the kitchen. Faultless and priceless."
The Daily Telegraph (UK)
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"Alison Pollard-Mansergh is wonderful as Sybil, nagging Basil and