Interview with Blackeyed Theatre’s Adrian McDougall on Frankenstein

Associate Theatre Company Blackeyed Theatre bring a revival of their 'masterfully constructed' (The Stage) production of Frankenstein to the Wilde Theatre from Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jan. We had a chat with  Artistic Director Adrian McDougall to find out more about this...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Directed by Sophie Earle Come and audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb from 6.30pm. Call backs are on Thu 17 Feb. Auditions will be in individual time slots. Please contact...

South Hill Park Ambassadors

We were thrilled to host our first South Hill Park ambassador meeting on Mon 6 Dec. The scheme was launched to encourage better community engagement with South Hill Park Arts Centre and help us as a charity to learn from community representatives about how we can...

Mayoral visit of current art exhibitions at South Hill Park

We were delighted to host Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Annie Baughan, and the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Cllr Ash Merry to meet for a coffee and to enjoy Jan Gaska’s solo exhibition Returning with a New Approach at the Atrium and Balcony Gallery. Gaska was a Printmaker...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Salome by Oscar Wilde

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phil Tomlin, on Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec at 7.30pm. There is nothing to prepare but audition pieces and character info are available on request. Script available on request....

Interview with SESSIONS Set and Costume Designer

Ahead of Paines Plough’s latest touring show SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick coming to South Hill Park on Wed 27 Oct, the company took a few moments to speak with the show’s designer, Anna Reid, to find out about her work, what it takes to create the look of a Paines...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Fri 8 Oct Join us for a walk or tai-chi session in South Hill Park's beautiful grounds, Bracknell. Tai Chi: 11am-12noon Walk: 12.30-13.15pm Join us for an optional tea or coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about local mental health...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s next production Road

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...

Shrek 2022 Auditions

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...

RARE Productions Hairspray Auditions

Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of Hairspray at South Hill Park from Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2022. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Tue 5 & Sat 9 Oct and are open for anyone aged 8-21yrs. Audition event...



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World Dance & Music Programme is Unveiled

October 1, 2015

A colourful programme of events are coming up this October at South Hill Park, to celebrate the power and diversity of world music and dance.

Set over two days, shows will include Africarmen on Thursday 15th October and a performance by the incredible Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers on Friday 16th October, with FREE live music taking place in the Wilde Upstairs before each show, starting at 6.30pm.

Thursdays Events

Thursday evening’s free music event will be performed by Against the Grain, a band known for writing their own music which has a mix of Flamenco, Jazz, Folk, African and Latin influences.  The duo have been performing at a variety of events and festivals, including main stage gigs at Towersey Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week and Broadstairs Folk Week.

Africarmen, a sumptuous and evocative dance piece by Tavaziva Dance Company is loosely based on George Bizet opera classic, Carmen.  Through a synthesis of ballet, African and contemporary dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s powerful choreography will be performed by a cast of outstanding dancers.

Fridays Events

Friday evening’s free music event will be performed by the brilliant Julia & Matt.  With their fabulous mix of music; fast, slow, jazzy and groovy, they’ll certainly get you in the mood for the main event of the evening!  Julia is a regular on the live music scene and has been performing as both a solo and lead singer for over 20 years, with having recently recorded and released her debut album, ‘Life is too Short’.  Matt moved to Reading from Yorkshire in the late 1990s and quickly established himself on the local music scene, recording and performing with John Forrester (formerly of Press Gang and The Colour Mary).  Alongside regular performances with Mike Halliwell, Jenny Lockyer and several function bands, he has also worked as a recording engineer and record producer and recently produced Julia’s debut album.

The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers will be bringing their full concert of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums to the WIlde Theatre.  With mysterious masked choreography, inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic imagery and infectious belly laugh humour, this concert is a must for rhythm junkies of all ages.

Here’s a preview of what to expect from both shows:

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