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Dick Whittington and his Cat, 2018

This year, the hottest ticket in town at South Hill Park is our sell-out 2018 pantomime Dick Whittington…

How about a trip along London’s golden-paved streets in South Hill Park’s magical and festive production of the classic Dick Whittington and his Cat.

Join Dick Whittington and his Cat on their daring journey through the streets of London to seek fame and fortune. Will the streets be paved with gold? Will he defeat the dastardly King Rat? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice? Join us at the Wilde Theatre to experience this sparkling production filled with music and mayhem.

South Hill Park’s critically acclaimed in-house pantomime is filled with magic and laughter. This year sees the welcome return of Bracknell’s favourite dame Brad Clapson along with the director behind Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, Adam Stafford. The script for this year’s production is being lovingly crafted by writer Joyce Branagh (sister of South Hill Park patron Sir Kenneth Branagh).

This show will be filled with cheers for dazzling dames, boos for rotten rogues, fun and escapades galore as Dick and his friends set out on their adventure. This lesson in friendship, ambition and kindness is the perfect end to the winter. South Hill Park’s sparkling production of Dick Whittington and his Cat is not to be missed!

With fan favourite Brad Clapson returning as Sarah the Cook, South Hill Park present their most festive pantomime yet.

The show runs from Friday 30 November 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019. Extra performances have been added!

For more information, click here. Book your tickets online or through the Box Office (01344 484 123).


Performance band A, early bird prices (book before 30 Sept): £19.50, Conc £17.50, Family £70, Group 16+ £15.50pp

Performance band B, early bird prices (book before 30 Sept): £17.50, Conc £15.50, Family £62, Group 16+ £13.50pp

School prices, early bird prices (book before 30 Sept): £9.50 plus 1 in 10 free.

NB: Family ticket = 2 adults and 2 children

For Group/School bookings please call the Box Office to book your tickets on 01344 484123.

Babies under 12 months go free if you hold your child during the performance. If you wish to leave your baby in its carrier seat you will need to purchase a ticket.

Special Performances
ADULT ONLY Performances – Strictly over 18yrs only
Thu 13, Fri 14, Thu 20 Dec and Fri 4 Jan at 7pm. Children under 18yrs are NOT permitted to attend this performance. Family and child tickets are not available for ADULT ONLY performances.

‘Relaxed’ Performance
Tue 4 Dec at 4.30pm will be a relaxed performance where the house lights are left low, pyrotechnics and sound levels reduced.

A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to, and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, people living with dementia, parents with very young children on their first outing to the theatre, and anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people.

Cast Biographies

Faye Ellen

Since graduating from Italia Conti Arts Centre in 2013 Faye’s work has included; Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Epsom Playhouse), Natalie in Next to Normal (New Wimbledon Theatre), Princess So Shi in Aladdin (The Palace Theatre), Amanda Feelgood in Feelgood Academy (Stratford Circus) and Lead vocalist for P&O. Faye is represented by Russell Smith Associates and is thrilled to play the part of Belle in Beauty & the Beast this Christmas. Enjoy the show!



Matthew Houston

After training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Matthew has worked both on screen (BBC’s The Coroner and Casualty) and on the stage (The Curing Room, Trying to Find Chinatown).
In August 2017, Matthew received the award for Best International Actor at the Seoul WebFest in South Korea, for his role as Darren in the multi-award winning comedy series Darren Has a Breakdown.
Matthew also works regularly as a voice actor from his studio in London.


Brad Clapson

Brad is so happy to be returning to his hometown and his favourite Theatre! He is very happy to wave his magic wand and play the Good Fairy… His Dad is very proud!  Brad’s acting credits include: Cockatoo in the UK Tour of AnimAlphabet (Hit the Mark Productions), Ugly Sister in Cinderella (South Hill Park Arts Centre & Theatre), Man 3 in Putting it Together, Hobby in Teechers (Blackeyed Theatre Company), Wishee Washee in Aladdin (South Hill Park Arts Centre & Theatre), Swing Singer in Swingin’ in Slippers (The Hideaway), Lead Male Singer in Keep Smiling Through (Waterloo East/Edinburgh Festival) and Narrator/Cabaret Act in Le Ronde – A New Gay Musical (Homo Promos). Choreography Credits include: Oz Revisted and Oliver! (South Hill Park Arts Centre & Theatre), SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Hit the Mark Productions) and Movement Director for Ben Hur (Reading Rep). Brad is also the Artistic Director for Omni Theatre –

Praise for our Pantos

South Hill Park’s pantomimes have gained a reputation by both critics and audience members as high-quality, high-energy productions, with an enthusiastic cast and creatives, as well as entertaining scripts, catch tunes and spectacular sets.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

‘From the raising of the curtain […] you just know you are in for another fun-filled feast of festive family fun.’

Maidenhead Advertiser

South Hill Park has delivered a family show that the youngsters will love and help make their Christmas magical.’

Wokingham Paper


Cinderella (2016)

‘The effervescent production of Cinderella showing at South Hill Park was full of vim and verve, with a very effective feel-good factor that had the audience in raptures.’

Henley Standard

 ‘…this year’s Cinderella continued to impress with a very enjoyable, high quality must-see family panto that we’ve come to expect.’                                     

Maidenhead Advertiser

 ‘This is a solid pantomime buoyed by its vibrancy, which never wavers’

 The Stage


Sleeping Beauty (2015)

‘It’s a festive phenomenon! I don’t know how they do it, but do it they do! South Hill Park’s panto is once again a brilliant, fun packed family seasonal showstopper.’

Windsor Express

‘Another fab and funny show for families at South Hill Park… certainly one to watch.’

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‘The standard of the pantos at the Wilde Theatre have always been high over the years, but ‘Sleeping Beauty’ has raised the bar…’

Maidenhead Advertiser


Aladdin (2014)

‘…they provided chuckles aplenty in an evening in which the whole cast provided as much festive fun, music, dance and magic that you could wish for’

Maidenhead Advertiser

‘Audiences can expect one of the most original shows in all of panto land…’

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