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

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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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Brad Clapson Celebrates 10 Years of Pantomimes at South Hill Park!

December 10, 2018

 Our local Bracknell celebrity Brad Clapson has returned to wow, dazzle and entertain audiences in Dick Whittington And His Cat, at South Hill Park’s Wilde Theatre this festive season…

Local celebrity and Bracknell boy Brad Clapson is over the moon to be performing in his tenth South Hill Park pantomime Dick Whittington And His Cat (Fri 30 Nov 2018 – Sat 5 Jan 2019) as the fabulous Dame, Sally South Hill, the Sales Supervisor for the Sundry Supplies!

Since making his pantomime debut as  ‘Simple Simon’ in Dick Whittington, Brad’s pantomime journey has done a full circle as he returns to perform at South Hill Park’s Dick Whittington And His Cat ten pantomimes later! With a pantomime career spanning a decade, it’s no surprise that Brad has played a vast range of roles including ‘The Mirror’ in Snow White (2013), ‘Wishy Washy’ in Aladdin (2014), ‘The Ugly Sister’ in Cinderella (2016) and ‘Gabby the Good Fairie’ in Beauty and the Beast (2017).

Brad Clapson as an ‘Ugly Sister’ in Cinderella (2016)

Brad has become a staple part of pantomimes at South Hill Park’s Wilde Theatre and an all-round audience favourite every year, “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, Audience Member.

Brad’s dazzling repertoire proceeds him so prepare yourself for laughing off your seat, sassyness and lots of sparkle! Brad says:

“I’ve been performing in South Hill Park productions since the age of 8 so I am extremely happy to be returning to my favourite theatre as Sally South Hill in South Hill Park’s 2018 pantomime Dick Whittington And His Cat. Christmas without being on the Wilde Theatre stage just wouldn’t be Christmas at all!”

Brad Clapson as ‘Gabby the Good Fairie’ in Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Not only is Brad a talented performer and a creative in arts and theatre, he is also the co-founder and director of Omni Theatre, a buzzing theatre, events and PR company and co-founder of Artemis College, a full time free sixth form for 16 – 19 year old performers. His passion and contribution to local arts and performance is inspiring and engaging young people and non-theatre goers to visit the theatre and experience the arts.

Brad Clapson as ‘The Mirror’ in Snow White (2013)


South Hill Park Arts Centre offers a one of a kind pantomime, with Director of Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Cinderella (2016) Adam Stafford once more at the helm, a new script written by Joyce Branagh, and starring last year’s favourites ‘Belle’ and ‘Beast’ Faye Ellen and Matthew Houston respectively. Also, making his pantomime debut as the titular Dick Whittington is Michael Ayiotis (King Julien Madagascar, Charlie in Private Peaceful), in a production that will surprise, captivate and inspire families of all ages.

Brad Clapson as ‘Sally South Hill’ in Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018)


Join Brad and the sparkling cast of Dick Whittington And His Cat at the Wilde Theatre for this festive feast of family fun as Dick Whittington and his Cat go on their daring journey through the streets of London to seek fame and fortune.

Tickets are selling fast! Click here to book your tickets or call the Box Office on 01344 484123.


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