South Hill Park

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Sleeping Beauty, 2023

Won for Best Script by Joyce Branagh for Jack and the Beanstalk (2022)

Following South Hill Park’s most successful pantomime ever (Jack and the Beanstalk 2022), the magic and mayhem returns to the Wilde Theatre with a brand new version of the timeless tale Sleeping Beauty (opening Fri 24 Nov 2023).

A young princess is cursed to die on her birthday by an evil witch. After pricking her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle, she falls into an eternal sleep from which she can only be awoken by true love’s kiss.

Will the Princess be awoken from her eternal sleep, find her true love and live happily ever after?

Join us as we spin a tale filled with laughter, silly songs, colourful characters, slapstick comedy, and dangerous dragons – in this Great British pantomime favourite full of creative sparkle. This promises to be the pantomime of your dreams which is sure to keep you enchanted.

An award-worthy pantomime

We are thrilled to announce that Jack and the Beanstalk (2022) won the UK Pantomime Award for Best Script (Joyce Branagh). Victoria Spearing was also nominated for Best Set Design.

Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018) was highly regarded by the Great British Pantomime Awards with a nomination for Best Script (Joyce Branagh). Our talented designer Victoria Spearing won the award for Best Staging/Set Design.

Programmes are available to order in advance for £4 or to purchase on the day of the performance for £4.50.

The production runs from Friday 24 November to Sunday 31 December.

Duration approx. 2hrs 20mins including interval.

Book your tickets online or call our Box Office on 01344 484 123

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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.

School Performances

School performances will mostly be attended by large school bookings but are also open to other groups and families.

British Sign Language – signed performance

Relaxed ‘Autism Friendly’ Performance

There will be a relaxed performance where the house lights are left on low, with pyrotechnics and sound levels reduced.

A relaxed performance is intended for audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including; 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 of 20+, please email our Box Office to book your tickets at 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).

Young Children

For health and safety reasons, children must not sit on an adult’s lap in the middle or upper tiers. All guests on the middle and upper tiers must be able to sit in their own seat unaided (and without a booster seat).

Babies under 24 months go free if you hold your child during the performance (lower tier only). 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 for £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 tiers 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.

The Cast

Michael Ayiotis

Nick Murphy

Charlie Nobel

Josselyn Ryder

Maisie Scarlett

Paul Toulson

Praise for our Pantos

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

Jack and the Beanstalk (2022)

‘A thoroughly modern twist to a Christmas classic’ Muddy Stilettos

‘A wonderful gift of festive entertainment’ Maidenhead Advertiser 

Cinderella (2021)

‘A must see show for all the family and one that sparkles as much as a certain glass slipper’ Maidenhead Advertiser

‘On stage magic and splendour that will have you on the edge of your seat’ Bracknell News

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