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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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From Ballet to the Army … and back again

December 10, 2018

The secret life of soldiers:
Rosie Kay announces a fresh look at The British Army and the inspired casting of a current soldier as one of the squaddies.

The 2019 cast for Rosie Kay’s 5 SOLDIERS, (Tue 12 Feb, Wilde Theatre, 7.45pm) will feature current soldier Trooper Alex Smith of the Welsh Cavalry, 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

Just before he graduated as a professional ballet dancer at Northern Ballet, Alex decided to join the Army, a move influenced by stable employment prospects. Some years later, 5 SOLDIERS inspired him to renew his interest in dancing. His recent audition won his place as an incredible performer who brings his own personal knowledge of the preparation and commitment of being a soldier.

Alex is being seconded by The Army whose previous support of 5 SOLDIERS provided official endorsement of the show as an authentic and insightful representation of the challenging experiences soldiers go through.

Alex Smith says:

I’ve been a soldier in The Army for two and a bit years, and saw Rosie Kay Dance Company’s live stream of 5 SOLDIERS last year… When I first joined The Army I didn’t tell anyone I was a dancer but now they all know me, I’ve never had more support…There are a lot of stereotypes around who can be a dancer and who dance is for, but I think 5 SOLDIERS presents a strong case that actually anyone can enjoy dance.”

Ten years on from the initial research that developed into Rosie Kay’s best known and highly regarded show 5 SOLDIERS: The Body is the Frontline, Kay tours 5 SOLDIERS with performances in Europe and the USA. As a decade-long project that has pioneered artistic field-research and taken contemporary dance out of traditional arts venues, Kay pushes one step further by casting current soldier Trooper Alex Smith to dance in 2019’s shows.

Experience multi-award winning choreographer, Rosie Kay’s five-star work 5 Soldiers: The Body is the Front Line (Tue 12 Feb 2019, 7.45pm). As choreographer of the Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony, Rosie Kay’s thrilling production offers no moral stance on war, and instead questions what it is we ask of our soldiers and touches people with a deeper understanding through her portrayal of the life of a soldier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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