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...

Excellent results for South Hill Park’s LAMDA students

Eleven learners took their LAMDA exams at South Hill Park this summer under the tuition of Mark Hooper (Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement). The learners (10 Grade 8 & 1 Grade 1) had their exams cancelled at the start of the pandemic and...

Bracknell resident completes 500km run for South Hill Park Trust appeal

On 12 June 2020 Bracknell Forest resident David Baker pledged to run 500km in aid of South Hill Park Trust’s major public fundraising campaign following the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19. On Saturday 12 June 2021 David will complete this mammoth feet at...

An acting debut in Rope 2021

Gordon Vince, who will make his acting debut in the Studio Theatre Company’s 50th show celebration performance of Rope from Wed 23 – Sun 26 June, has shared with us what made him want to audition, what audiences can look forward to, and some behind the scenes...

Live events return to the Wilde

‘The social distancing at this was amazing; lines and rows of seats physically removed to keep all groups apart with a fantastic one-way system and oodles of sanitiser everywhere. It was lovely to support a local production and the cast were insanely good.’ – Louise,...

Calling all 8-18yr olds to audition for this year’s Pantomime, Cinderella (2021)

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Cinderella (Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Mon 3 Jan 2022). We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form...

South Hill Park receives second lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre in Bracknell is delighted to have received a grant of £112, 814 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. We are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from...

STAR 1000 – South Hill Park’s Christmas Wish

South Hill Park would like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our recent major fundraising campaign, including the first 100 monthly donors. The campaign was launched in June due to the impact of Covid-19 and has already raised over...



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An Interview with Scott Hunter

July 18, 2017

Scott Hunter celebrates his musical beginnings at South Hill Park after having been nominated for an OFFIE for Best Male in a Musical for Yank The Musical (Charing X Theatre). Scott has previously performed in a number of shows at South Hill Park, including MasterAct’s Spring Awakening (2011). Here, he is interviewed by Artistic Director Ron McAllister.

  1. Hi Scott! Congratulations on your performance as Stu in Yank The Musical. I’m sure this is the beginning of a massive West End career for you. Are you enjoying it as much as you appear to be?
    Yes! I absolutely adore this part and feel so lucky and grateful to be in this show.
  2. How did your interest in Musical Theatre begin?
    It started way back in Year 7 performing in the school play which was The Tempest by William Shakespeare. We performed it at South Hill Park for the Shakespeare School Festival.
  3. Tell me about your training route into the profession.
    It was quite simple. I met someone who was going to Mountview, I decided I wanted to go and I started to throw myself into as many shows and lessons as possible.
  4. How did you land the lead role of Stu?
    I had four auditions for it, the final audition being an 8 hour day of dancing, singing and acting. I was in and out of the room and by the end of the day it was me and one other guy left. I was so sure he had gotten it!
  5. What were the challenges of the role?
    It’s a huge role. I’m on stage for the whole of both acts bar about four minutes here and there so I had to learn how to pace myself. Emotionally, it’s incredibly draining but I think I have managed to work out the best way to detach myself from the role when I leave the theatre – otherwise I end up very emotional on the tube home!
  6. Did you find parallels in your own life to draw on?
    I did. Stu is an incredibly uncomfortable and unconfident young man who really isn’t sure who he is. I was the exact same, until I found an amazing community of performers and realised I was able to be myself. The really upsetting thing for me in this role is the fact that Stu can’t just be himself due to the consequences of the time.
  7. What do you enjoy most about the part  – and the show?
    I enjoy the journey he goes on. By the end of the show he is the bravest person on that stage and finding that strength is so wonderful. His story is that of a thousand men in the military during the Second World War, so by finding that resolve at the end I feel I am bringing some life back to the stories which were lost.
  8. So what next do you think for you?
    Hopefully some more work! As an actor you do not know when your next role will be but I hope I can keep on working, finding new characters and stories that need to be told or that I want to explore.
  9. How important was having an arts centre like South Hill Park- what difference did that make to your early career?
    Honestly without South Hill Park I wouldn’t be performing. Through going there and performing various shows there I met people who showed me that you can do this “performing thing” as a career. Not only did it show me that, it was a great place to learn. I had singing lessons with Ron McAllister there and I even did my fundraiser for Drama School there!
  10. I hope to see you back at South Hill Park soon   – either in a show or perhaps we could put together a  Sunday cabaret and invite all your old South Hill Park friends?
    That would be something wouldn’t it?!


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