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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Madagascar’s King Julien To Star In Dick Whittington And His Cat

October 11, 2018

Meet Dick Whittington, the poor orphan boy (from Bracknell), with a heart of gold who travels to London to seek his fortune…

Dick Whittington And His Cat is the famous rags-to-riches story, with love, friendship and (of course) a cat along the way. Playing the leading role of Dick Whittington is Michael Aiyotis. Michael has been a regular South Hill Park performer for a number of years, starring as Cat in the Hat in Seussical (2017) and King Julien in Madagascar (2018). This has helped him to grow as an actor, and throw himself into a variety of roles such as his recent portrayal of Charlie Peaceful in Private Peaceful (2018) this Autumn. Dick Whittington And His Cat will be Michael’s debut in a pantomime.

Dick Whittington And His Cat is the only pantomime story that is not a fairytale but based on a real person. So come join us for the festive season and watch the fun-filled story come to the Wilde Theatre bringing laughter, music and a sprinkle of Christmas magic.

Will the streets be paved with gold? 

Will he defeat the dastardly King Rat?

Will he win the hand of lovely Alice? 

Find out in this sparkling production filled with music and mayhem.

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Book your tickets to see Dick Whittington And His Cat at South Hill Park, playing from Friday 30 November 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2019.

We have a relaxed ‘autism friendly’ performance on Tuesday 4 December at 4.30pm and a BSL signed performance on Saturday 8 December at 2pm, plus four adult nights (that’s one more than last year!).

Free coach and car parking on-site. Don’t forget to pre-order your programmes online at an advanced discount price.

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