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Community Theatre

Community Theatre at South Hill Park

South Hill Park Presents

Community theatre is an integral part of the programme here at South Hill Park. Each year, we produce musicals, dramas and comedies featuring a cast of talented local performers.

The community productions encapsulate our mission to nourish a creative community, to create experiences to engage the local population, and to nurture talent – celebrating the artists of today while developing the artists of tomorrow.

Each production is produced by a professional creative team who nurture, train and up-skill the community company – who participate free-of-charge following a successful audition. Cast members often range in age from 8 to 80 – no one is too young or too old as long as they come with bags of enthusiasm.

The quality of our community productions is exceptional, often compared to the west-end or to professional touring theatre. And it is right here, on your doorstep.

If you’d like to get involved in performance at South Hill Park, or are interested in joining our backstage team, please get in touch with Mark Hooper, our Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement at

You will also find information about any forthcoming auditions on the news pages of our website. Please check back as information is added on a regular basis.

Previous Community Shows

Here is just a selection of the community productions put on by our fabulous local performers at South Hill Park:

Musical Productions

Shrek the Musical, Directed by Mark Hooper (2022)

Alice in Wonderland, Directed by Rosie Hill (2020/21)

High School Musical, Directed by Mark Hooper (2019)

Madagascar, Directed by Mark Hooper (2018)

Seussical The Musical, Directed by Mark Hooper (2017)

Sweeney Todd, Directed by Mark Hooper (2016)

Oliver!, Directed by Adam Stafford (2014)

Just So, Directed by Adam Stafford (2014)

James and the Giant Peach, Directed by Adam Stafford (2013)

Wind in the Willows, Directed by Luke Sheppard (2012)

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Directed by Luke Sheppard (2011)

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Directed by Luke Sheppard (2010)

The Wizard of Oz, Directed by Jody Green (2009)

Oliver!, Directed by Andrew Miller (2008)

Drama Productions

The Tempest, Directed by Joe Malyan (2020)

Great Expectations, Directed by Joe Malyan (2019)

Romeo and Juliet, Directed by Joe Malyan (2018)

Macbeth, Directed by Joe Malyan (2017)

The Magic Finger, Directed by Joe Malyan (2016)

Peter Pan, Directed by Joe Malyan (2016)

One Man Two Guvnors, Directed by Luke Burton (2016)

The Borrowers, Directed by Joe Malyan (2015)

Fawlty Towers 2, Directed by Adam Stafford (2015)

Alice in Wonderland, Directed by Kelly Smith and Katherine Hurst (2015)

Blood Brothers, Directed by Casey Jay Andrews and Mark Hooper (2015)

Stepping Out, Directed by Lin Blakley (2014)

Oh What a Lovely War, Directed by Kelly Smith and Katharine Hurst (2014)

The History Boys, Directed by Luke Sheppard (2014)

Fawlty Towers, Directed by Adam Stafford (2013)

Moby Dick, Directed by Bart Lee (2013)

Calendar Girls, Directed by Lin Blakley (2012)

Noughts and Crosses, Directed by Chantal Addley and Joe Humprey (2011)

Brassed Off, Directed by Adrian McDougall (2010)

The School for Scandal, Directed by Harper Ray (2010)

The Importance of Being Oscar, Directed by Tom Neill (2010)

The Tempest, Directed by Tom Neill (2009)

Henry V, Directed by Alistair Whatley (2007)

The Studio Theatre at South Hill Park

For more information about the Studio Theatre’s shows, please visit

The Hollow by Agatha Christie, Directed by Clive Elkington (2023)

Road by Jim Cartwright, Directed by Kerry Vincent (2022)

Salome by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Phil Tomlin (2022)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee, Directed by Sophie Earle (2022)

Hay Fever by Noel Coward, Directed by Luke Burton (2022)

Gasping by Ben Elton, Directed by Jess Hadleigh and David Wembridge (2022)

Rope by Patrick Hamilton, Directed by Gemma Roch (2021)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Directed by Sophie Pierce (2020)

Decadence by Stephen Berkoff, Directed by Kerry Vincent and Phil Tomlin (2019)

Tulips by Michael Beakhouse, Directed by Adrian Tang (2019)

Their Finest Hour by Steve Darlow, Directed by Joe Malyan (2019)

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Directed by Luke Burton and Gemma Roch (2019)

The Start of Something by Jamie Lakritz, Directed by Luke Burton and Gemma Roch (2019)

Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Kerry Vincent (2019)


Summer School Productions

Peter Pan, Directed by Mark Hooper (2019)

The Jungle Book, Directed by Mark Hooper (2018)

Professor Marlé and The Cursed Magic, Directed by Mark Hooper (2017)

Return to Oz, Directed by Mark Hooper (2016)

Sherlock Knights, Directed by Mark Hooper and Chantal Addley (2015)

The Last Hope of Pandora, Directed by Chantal Addley and Mark Hooper (2014)

There and Back Again, Directed by Chantal Addley and Joe Malyan (2013)

Grimm Fairy Tales, Directed by Chantal Addley and Joe Malyan (2012)

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Directed by Chantal Addley and Joe Malyan (2011)