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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Bracknell Celebrity to Return for 2018 Panto

July 3, 2018

Gabby the Good Fairie waves her magic wand. Photography by Savannah Photographic.

This Christmas, prepare to be dazzled not just by South Hill Park’s pantomime, but by the star power behind it propelled by the one and only Brad Clapson!

Brad has wowed audiences in many of South Hill Park’s productions, including past pantomimes Beauty and the Beast (2017), Cinderella (2016) and Aladdin (2014).

After months of keeping the secret, Brad is fit to burst with excitement: “I’m so happy to be returning to South Hill Park as the Dame in the Arts Centre’s 2018 Pantomime Dick Whittington and his Cat. Christmas without being on the Wilde Theatre stage wouldn’t be Christmas at all!

Brad struts as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella (2016). Photography by Savannah Photographic.


“I’m looking forward to making new memories in this production, and can’t wait to meet everyone who comes to see it in our meet and greets after the show. Out of all the pantomimes this year, make sure you choose Dick Whittington and his Cat for west-end standards in set, performance and costume!”



Last year, praise for Brad’s performance as the Good Fairie was staggering:

“Wilde Theatre Panto regular and favourite, Brad Clapson, as ever, shone in sequins, sauce and star-quality as Gabby the good fairie.” – Maidenhead Advertiser

“Best panto I’ve seen in a long while. It was funny and Brad was great as Gabby, the Good Fairie” – Susan, Facebook

“I must make a special shout-out to the amazing Brad, he was why we chose to come back after seeing him previously.” – Mrs Smith, email

“Who needs celebrities when we have our own Brad?” – Julie, Facebook

“Brad Clapson was brilliant, as always.” – Jill, Trip Advisor

Don’t miss Brad this year, and be sure to book your tickets before 30 Sept to get an earlybird discount.

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