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...

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,...



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Gone With the Wind: Scarlett’s Women

Film and Talk on Sun 22 Nov
Join us as we celebrate LOVE – part of the BFI LOVE season, a nationwide series of events this autumn

Gone With the Wind is the most successful film of all time; described by Steven Spielberg as “one of the greatest American movies ever made”. The film has enjoyed huge influence on film-makers, popularity with generations of audiences, and impact on everyday language with phrases such as ‘tomorrow is another day’.

Female audiences adore that extraordinary epic heroine, Scarlett O’Hara played by British actress Vivien Leigh, and the tantalizingly complex three-way love story with Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard).

Alongside screenings of this digitally restored tour de force, Helen Taylor – author of two books on the subject – will discuss that, with its dubious racial politics, Gone With the Wind set the agenda for more than a century’s film representations of slavery and the Civil War, and that later films have been compelled to engage with and challenge it.

Drawing on new archival material about Vivien Leigh, and scholarly and popular culture references, she will discuss its particular appeal to female audiences.

Helen Taylor, Emerita Professor, University of Exeter, has published widely on American and British literary culture.  She has focused on a range of Deep South figures from Tennessee Williams to Maya Angelou. Her 1989 study of women’s fascination with Gone With the Wind, entitled Scarlett’s Women, has been updated by her 2015 BFI Film Classic about the film.

To find out more about the BFI LOVE season visit


Gone With the Wind PG

Dir. Victor Fleming, US, 1939, 227 mins (plus 15 min interval)

Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland

The privileged lifestyle of an eligible Southern Belle is shattered by the onset of the US Civil War, reducing her home to near ruins. Robbed of the luxuries she loved, she vows to grow strong so she will never be poor again.

Tickets £12, Members/Conc £10.50

Film times: 12.30pm and 6.15pm

Talk by Prof Helen Taylor: 4.45pm

Please note: doors open 15 minutes prior to above times

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Professor Helen Taylor

Also showing in our LOVE season:

Romantic classic Brief Encounter

13 Nov at 2.30pm

Dir. David Lean, UK, 1945, 82 mins

Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Turbulent passion and middle-class restraint combine in uniquely English style when a married woman falls for a doctor she meets at a railway station. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of this indisputably classic love story.

Steamy drama From Here to Eternity

13 Dec at 3pm

Dir. Fred Zinneman, US, 1953, 113 mins

Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Life and love on a Hawaiian US Army base in 1941. Among the bombings and wartime harshness two love stories prevail: a passionate and illicit love affair involving the commander’s wife and an equally clandestine liaison between a young bugler and a ‘hostess’. With an all-star cast, and featuring – in that scene on the beach – one of the best lip-clinches in cinematic history.

Short films from Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival on the theme of LOVE showing with selected titles throughout the autumn.

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