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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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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