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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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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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