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 Star-Crossed Lovers

February 20, 2018

South Hill Park’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless romance, Romeo and Juliet, opened to audience members’ and critics’ unanimous approval. With rave reviews from local and regional newspapers as well as wonderful praise from our visitors, parting truly was such sweet sorrow!

Romeo and Juliet share a clandestine kiss.

“The multi-functional set designed by Victoria Spearing was breathtaking and the cast performed at a West-End standard. The singing ensemble was made up of beautiful voices, their contribution worked so well with the production, building suspense and adding to the whole show. Romeo and Juliet played by Jack Fairey and Laura Hannawin respectively were the perfect choice for the star crossed lovers.” – Get Bracknell/In Your Area


Mercutio and Benvolio in a battle of wits.

“Thanks for a great evening! Our students loved Mercutio and Benvolio!” – Waingels College, Twitter

“An intense and moving performance.” – Bohunt School, Twitter

“Year 8 loved Romeo and Juliet last night.” – Eagle House, Twitter


Tybalt and Mercutio face off.

“I found director Joe Malyan’s adaptation absolutely mesmerising. At times, I forgot I was watching Shakespeare, it felt so modern. Supported by a very strong and faultless cast and chorus, this production really proved to me that one doesn’t necessarily need to go to The Globe or Stratford to see Shakespeare at its best, when we have it here on our own doorstep.” – Maidenhead Advertiser/Slough Express


The ensemble dance at the Capulet Ball.

“All the cast were fantastic.” – Lorna, Facebook

“A stunning performance and interpretation of this wonderful play. The crowing glory, unexpectedly, was the musical score – a touch of genius to link everything together… I look forward to more next year.” – Alistair, Email

“An amazing production. Would thoroughly recommend!” – Michelle, Facebook


Juliet confides in her Nurse.

“Laura [Hannawin] brought us a fresh-faced Juliet, optimistic having found love. Jack [Fairey] breathed new life into a lovelorn, defiant and utterly believable Romeo. This production was a moving meditation, bringing us Shakespeare’s treatise on the nature of predestination. With Macbeth set to make a return in spring 2019 — with many portents on the horizon — long may these spectacular works continue.” – Henley Standard


From the creatives behind Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth returns in spring, 2019. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to find out when tickets go on sale.

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