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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

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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

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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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Ringmead,
Bracknell,
Berkshire,
RG12 7PA
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Pantomime

Cinderella, 2021

Following South Hill Park’s fastest and best-selling pantomime ever (Aladdin 2019), the magic returns to the Wilde Theatre with a brand new version of the timeless tale Cinderella (opening Fri 26 Nov 2021).

Cinderella must go to the ball and meet her prince – but what evil tricks will the wicked step sisters play to stop Cinders finding her happy ending?

So join us for a 2021 festive season filled with fabulous fun, colourful characters, slapstick comedy, enchantment and all the creative sparkle you’ve come to love in this Great British pantomime favourite.

The production runs from Friday 26 November 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022.

Duration approx 2hrs 20mins including interval.

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

Special Performances

ADULT ONLY Performances – Over 18yrs only

Important Note: Children under 18yrs are NOT permitted to attend this performance. Family and child tickets are not available for ADULT ONLY performances.

British Sign Language – signed performance

Sat 4 Dec 12.30pm

Relaxed ‘Autism Friendly’ Performance

Sat 27 Nov 12.30pm

There 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 disabilities.

Booking Information

For Group/School bookings please email the Box Office to book your tickets onsales@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk. For details of our schools and group booking policy please click here (PDF).

Family tickets = 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children.

Concession tickets = Seniors over 65yrs, full time students and unemployed (in receipt of unemployment benefit).

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.

Booster Seats Available

Booster seats are available for hire during performances in the Wilde Theatre. £1 per seat, limited availability, no reservations. They will be available from the Wilde Theatre Foyer before the performance, payment by cash only.

Important note: Booster seats are NOT permitted for use in the middle and upper tier of the theatre.

Wheelchair/Accessible Spaces

There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces in the stalls of the Wilde Theatre. If you or one of your party has limited mobility please speak to our Box Office team on 01344 484123 before booking. Companions for people with registered disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket.

Cast Biographies

Michael Ayiotis – Buttons

Michael couldn’t be happier to be spending his Christmas performing back at South Hill Park in this year’s pantomime.

He returns for his third year after fantastic runs as Dick Whittington in 2018, and Abanazar in 2019.

Faye Ellen – Cinderella

Training: Italia Conti Arts Centre & LAMDA

Credits: Quorn Advert (2020), Princess Jasmine/Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin (2019), Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (2018), Belle in Beauty & the Beast (2017), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (2016), Lead Singer on P&O cruises (2015), Amanda in Feelgood Academy (2014), and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (2013). Faye would like to dedicate her performances to her gorgeous baby girl.

Jacqueline Tate – Ruth Less

Jacqueline’s theatre credits include Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Widow, and the Broadway transfer of South Pacific. She has sung Bernstein’s Mass in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and South Pacific with the Alex Parker Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.

Paul Toulson – Ugly Sister

Training: Mountview Academy of Performing Arts

Credits: Dame Dixie (Guildford Adult Panto) Puppeteer (Doctor Doolittle, International Tour) Puppeteer/Understudy (Little Baby Bum, Edinburgh Fringe/London) Michael Darling (Peter Pan, UK and International Tour) Macbeth (Fleance, International Tour) Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol, Tabard Theatre) Snow White (Actor Muso/International Tour) QDOS Pantomime (Bradford Alhambra, Hull New Theatre, Mayflower Southampton, Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Swan High Wycombe.)

Ben Featherstone

Training: Bird College

Credits whilst training: Jake in Side Show, Bring It On and Lucky Stiff.

Credits include: Beast/Prince in Beauty and the Beast and Understudy Prince Charming in Cinderella (Hartlepool Town Hall).

Ben is thrilled to be joining the cast of Cinderella and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.

Beth Bradley

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Credits includes: Lead Vocalist for AIDA Cruises, Ensemble in Around the World in 80 Days (The Union Theatre), Cover Wendy/Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (De Montfort Hall, Leicester), Renfield in Krankenstein (Original Cast), Baby Rose in Babes in Arms (Ye Old Rose & Crown), Nancy in Bye Bye Birdie (Ye Old Rose & Crown), 1st Cover Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne).

Beth is thrilled to be joining the cast of Cinderella and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

 

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.

Aladdin (2019)

‘…the Christmas present that just keeps on giving.’ Maidenhead Advertiser

‘It’s fun, funky and festively fab-u-lous.’ Muddy Stilettos

Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018)

‘Pure panto gold – high energy singing, dancing, panto patter and audience participation’ Muddy Stilettos

‘This show packed to the brim with songs, dancing and laughs, certainly lit up the faces of the exuberant audience…the energy coming off the stage could have lit up all of Bracknell!’ Maidenhead Advertiser

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.’ Get Reading

‘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

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