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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Rave Reviews for Beauty and the Beast

January 5, 2018

The mince pies have all been eaten, the decorations are coming down and the chill of frost is still in the air… January is well and truly upon us, and with it we have waved goodbye to South Hill Park’s record-shattering pantomime: Beauty and the Beast. We have received some brilliant reviews and praise from critics and audience members alike, so best to book your seats to South Hill Park’s 2018 pantomime, Dick Whittington and his Cat while you still can!

The Prince and Belle share their first kiss. Photo credit: Savannah Photographic

“The glorious costumes and intricate scenery courtesy of Rebekah Shirley and Victoria Spearing and their teams were top notch, with a clever cylindrical wraparound staircase and movable enclosures highlighting how the uglified Beast was isolated and alone.

“Optical illusions, puppetry and gargoyle trickery kept up the surprises, while the Beast himself was an extraordinary creation. Director Adam Stafford ramped up the colour and fun, bringing out the emotion and drama (and of course the fun bits).” – The Henley Standard

For the full review, click here


Belle and Zut Alors meet the local residents of Chambon la Forêt. Photo credit: Savannah Photographic


“The cast are all talented and work well at interacting with the audience. Faye Ellen is exceptional as Belle, and Brad [Clapson] ha[d] some good gags…

“Also important to mention are the young cast of dancers who add so much to the scenes.” – The Wokingham Paper

For the full review, click here



Norbere is quite the lady’s man… he thinks! Photo credit: Savannah Photographic

“From the raising of the curtain, when a hilarious tap dancing panto horse joins Belle on stage to a terrific Errol Flynn-inspired sword fight, you just know you are in for another fun-filled feast of festive family fun.

“This show is a delight and everyone involved should be as pleased as the Christmas punch for what they have achieved in a seasonal show that always has high expectations.” – Maidenhead Advertiser

For the full review, click here


“The most brilliant end to Christmas – panto at South Hill Park” – Jennifer, Twitter

“Beauty and the Beast is a beaut of a panto!” – Simon, TripAdvisor

“Best panto I’ve seen in a long while.” – Susan, Facebook

“Beauty & the Beast is another spectacular panto put on by our wonderful South Hill Park. This year we went to an adults performance to a sell out crowd and everyone had a wonderful time and were all shouting at the tops of our voices.” – Jill, TripAdvisor

“The entire panto was absolutely brilliant and funny as always.” – Amy, Facebook

“Congratulations South Hill Park on another brilliant pantomime, so much fun had by all the generations!” – Julia, Twitter

South Hill Park would like to say a big thank you to all our pantomime visitors. Your generosity with our bucket collections helped us raise £4,780. This money will go towards supporting the work we do at South Hill Park including our Dementia Friendly Screenings and our creative work with vulnerable young people and children.


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