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Contents Welcome3 Recital Room  Jazz season


Bracknell Jazz  Young Musicians


Wilde Sundays 


What’s on in May


The Importance of Being Earnest


What’s on in June


Festival of Food & Folk


Coming Soon

What’s on in July


Atrium Restaurant & Bar 33

As You Like It 24


What’s on in August


Hire South Hill ParkCW13

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


Young people’sCW12 Workshops

Summer School 2017


Adult WorkshopsCW9


Young people’sCW7 Courses



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Booking dates Members Wed 29 March M Non-members Wed 5 April

Youth Theatre

11   £5  Tickets available one hour before the show begins to customers under the age of 26, subject to availability.

£5 tickets for members of  South Hill Park Youth Theatre

Sun & bank holidays 10am–10.30pm

2 for 1 Buy a ticket for an event with this symbol and get another free. Available on the first night only.

Box Office opening times

Dinner Theatre

Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, subject to change Sun & bank holidays 12noon–8pm, subject to change

A two-course meal and show ticket for one discounted price. Look out for the knife and fork symbol in the brochure.


e+ cards

Mon–Sat 9am–11pm

Special prices for members 


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from our funders

Adult coursesCW2

11th hour

Members ticket offer

Opening times

2 for 1 and buy 1 get 1 half-price  offer for e+ card holders



Missed Out South Hill Park’s Young Producers Group Recommendations The Lion, The Witch and   The Wardrobe AnimAlphabet Bugsy Malone The Importance of Being Earnest


The Digital Media Suite is generously supported by John Nike OBE and the John Nike Group of Companies Corporate members

Ticket levy Please note that all Wilde Theatre bookings include a £1.50 levy towards the costs of running the Wilde Theatre. Bookings in other venues include a 50p levy towards the running costs of the arts centre.

An Ideal Gift

Gift Vouchers Ideal gift for friends or family Available at the box office or on our website

We thank The Shanly Foundation, The Margaret Guido Charitable Trust, Crowthorne Parish, Binfield Parish, Winkfield Parish and The Foyle Foundation for their financial support over the last year.

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South Hill Park Trust Limited A charitable company limited by guarantee Charity number 265656

South Hill Park is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults Children aged 10yrs or under must be accompanied by someone aged 16yrs+

welcome We have some great new festivals for you to enjoy this season. The first is on 6 May – Listen Up which brings together all aspects of the local music scene from midday till late. Then for a whole weekend in June (3rd & 4th) our Food Festival joins forces with our Festival of Folk to produce a weekend of scrumptious music food and drink – simply unmissable! This summer families can enjoy the delightful ballet Alice based on Lewis Carroll’s much loved children’s books (4 June); catch the Tortoise and the Hare in our lovely amphitheatre (11 June); preview the hugely inventive Animalphabet before it hits the Edinburgh Festival (8 & 9 July), with music from The Hoosiers; then – in August – thrill to the tale

Dinner Theatre Enjoy a West End experience without the travel with our Dinner Theatre package. Arrive early and enjoy a relaxed two-course meal in our popular Atrium Restaurant before taking your seat for the show of your choice in the theatre.

of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe from the same team that brought you Peter Pan last year. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they start their journey in the Wilde Theatre before leading us through the wardrobe and outside into the woods… Also happening outside, in our atmospheric amphitheatre, our summer outdoor Shakespeare is As You Like It, directed by Bart Lee (26–30 July). If you prefer your theatre inside, we have Alastair Whatley (Original Theatre) directing The Importance of Being Earnest. So whether you prefer to stay tucked safely up inside our historic building, or to venture out and explore the great outdoors, there is so much to do at South Hill Park this summer. Have fun! Best wishes Ron McAllister Chief Executive, South Hill Park


Prices start from £23 per person (includes meal and ticket). Price varies depending on the show. Look out for the knife and fork symbol next to a listing in the brochure. We recommend you take your seat in the restaurant 90 minutes before show starting time. When the performance is in the afternoon you can have the meal after the show. You can book a Dinner Theatre package at the Box Office or check out our website for the exciting new menu – eat-drink/dinner-theatre-menu

South hill Park presents

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recital room friday

Bracknell Jazz Recital Room £10, Under 18s £5,

£25pp Each performance generally begins with a warm-up band featuring younger players at 7.30pm, with the main act at 8pm. (check www.bracknelljazz for details)

Iain Ballamy · saxophone Fri 12 May

ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urban, original, freethinking and uncompromising. Listed in the BBC’s publication 100 Jazz Greats between Count Basie and Chet Baker, Ballamy’s work is contemporary with both strong jazz and classical references. Ballamy’s is a melodic thoughtful style, born out in beautiful original tunes  Linton Chiswick, Time Out

Neale meets Steele 

Allison Neale · alto sax, Nat Steele · vibraphone & Fri 9 June

Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Nat Steele is a cutting-edge virtuoso on the vibraphone, his playing lyrical, melodic and harmonically adventurous, but always with a focus on driving swing. They form a close-knit team, through their common passion for bebop and West Coast jazz. An alto sound like brushed velvet  Jazz Review

Luluk Purwanto · violin & voice Fri 7 July

Jazz violin virtuoso Luluk Purwanto studied at the Arts Institute in Yogyakarta, and the Sydney Conservatorium. As a member of the Indonesian fusion band Bhaskara, she performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1985. She lived in the Netherlands for many years, performing, recording and touring internationally with the René van Helsdingen Trio. Luluk is now based in Munich.

Mark Bassey · trombone Fri 4 Aug

Jazz trombonist Mark Bassey has been described as ‘a superb, witty player’ (Dave Gelly). His playing can stretch from the ‘raucous’ (John Fordham) to an ‘exquisite sound and perfect phrasing’ (Brian Blain). Mark is a highly versatile musician who can be heard in many different guises playing with Alan Barnes, Julian Arguelles, Nikki Iles, recently with Billy Jenkins and the BBC Big Band, and also at Ronnie Scotts with Liane Carroll. That boy can play!  Humphrey Lyttelton

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wilde upstairs

Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians Wilde Upstairs, 7.30pm, £8 in advance, £10 on the day, Under 18s £5

Olli Martin · trombone with the Jazz Lions

The Purcell Jazz Octet + Simon Allen and Quentin Collins

Tue 2 May

Olli Martin is an extraordinarily talented jazz trombonist and composer currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He won the Don Lusher Jazz Trombone Competition 2016. He makes a gorgeous sound, and his lines are nimble and creative.

Sat 27 May 

Cellar Bar

An evening of exciting large ensemble jazz from senior members of the Purcell School of Music jazz department, including 2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician Winner Alexandra Ridout, and 2014 runner-up Sean Payne. Led by saxophonist Simon Allen, and featuring special guest trumpet virtuoso Quentin Collins.


Tom Smith · saxophone with the Jazz Lions Wed 7 June

Tom Smith was a BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist in both 2014 and 2016. He is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. His compositions have been broadcast on BBC4 and Radio 3. He has appeared several times at Bracknell Jazz, most recently with Gordon Campbell.

The House band is The Jazz Lions – Simon Cook · piano, Rudy Cook · double bass, Charlie Hitchinson · drums

Wilde Sundays Wilde Upstairs All performances begin at 3pm £7 on the day, £5 in advance

Featuring some of the best acoustic music around these relaxing Sunday afternoon sessions feature three acts covering most genres of music covering folk, blues, jazz and pop. Overlooking the beautiful grounds of South Hill Park Arts Centre , it has been described as the best view in music.

Mantic Muddlers

Amrit Sond

Tudor Lodge

7 May

18 June

23 July

The Mantic Muddlers are a roots band from Petersfield, Hampshire, who combine a rich influence of blues, folk, rock, rhythm & soul.

Grammy Award Winner Amrit Sond has graced the same billing as some of the world’s most renowned guitarists on the scene today.

Tudor Lodge is a contemporary folk/ acoustic band formed originally in the late 60s. Since 1980 it has been a duo consisting of an original member, John Stannard with Lynne Whiteland.

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may Comedy

the comedy


lar The Comedy rs Cellar 30 Yea Comedy Club continues until it breaks for the summer on Fri 30 June returning in September Doors open 8pm Show starts 8.30pm Adults 18yrs+ only @thecomedycellar Cellar Bar £12, Members £11  M

Joint ticket £20 When bought with Encore Dance Company

Celebrating 30 years of The Comedy Cellar After 30 very successful years, the Comedy Cellar continues to bring you the comedians of the future. The Cellar was the starting point for many of our top comedians, including Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies and Jimmy Carr, to name just a few! These performances are very popular and sell out early so booking is recommended. The cellar is a small and intimate venue so groups may not always be able to sit together. Seating is unreserved: first come first served. See page 20 for Edinburgh Previews in July Make a night of it and have a burger and beer before you go down to the cellar for a night of comedy.


Creative Control Local Bands Sundays in the Cellar Go to cellarbarbracknell for full details £5.50

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State of Emergency Ltd

Where Is Home? Choreography by Bafana Matea, Michael Joseph and Dumisani Ngubane Original score by Steve Marshall and Grammy winner, Wouter Kellerman Costumes by Natacha Lacosse Suitable for 11yrs+ Wed 3 May 7.30pm Wilde Theatre

+ £15, Conc £13,    e   Y   11   M Members £14, £30pp

Where do you come from? Where are you heading? Where is home? Drama

The Life and Soul Written by Chris O’Connor Directed by Rod Dixon Produced by Jen Sullivan Performed by Simon James Bailie Thu 4 – Fri 5 May 7.45pm Studio Theatre £10, Members £9, Conc £8, Under 21s £5,

e+   M £25pp

Jim’s always been a bit of a character, just like his Dad, and spends most of his life between the bookies, the pub and the football. He’s always had this lingering

Soweto, late 80s. A young man struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known... A new twist on a 1000-year-old fable, presenting great music and dance from South Africa, mixed with urban culture from London and Los Angeles.. The show marks State of Emergency’s 30th anniversary as a producer.

feeling though that he doesn’t quite fit into this world, that there’s something different about him, something wrong… Jim’s never told his story to anyone before, but tonight he’s going to tell it to you.


Joint ticket £20 When bought with Where Is Home


Encore Dance Company Thu 4 May 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £13,


Encore Dance Company specialises in presenting skilful, well-rounded young dancers, performing in a multitude of versatile styles including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial dance and more under the direction of former Royal Ballet Principal Antony Dowson. The 17-strong cast performs a

range of diverse dance works and features elite syncopations choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan with the music of Scott Joplin. I was impressed by the high standards of performance achieved as well as the eclectic choice of repertoir  Dancing Times September 2016


Buddy Holly & The Cricketers 25 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World! 2017 Fri 5 May 8pm Wilde Theatre £18.50, Conc £17.50,  Members £16.50, £33.50pp


The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more. Starring some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK today.

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Fri 12 May · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6

Sun 7 May · Wilde Sundays · see page 5


Listen Up – Berkshire Music Fair Sat 6 May 12noon–7pm Various venues

Sun 7 May · Creative Control · see page 6

Bringing together the local music community the day will feature workshops, demonstrations, stalls, discussion groups, Artree showcase stage and performances across all genres, which will be a unique opportunity to meet and network with people involved in the music scene in Berkshire. The evening we will have three simultaneous performances which will feature eleven-piece band Stanley Dee performing a tribute to Steely Dan in the Wilde Theatre, talented solo guitarist Tom Gamble performing a programme of classical and jazz in the Recital Room and The Enchanted Market Stage in the Cellar Bar. 12noon–7pm Admission free Stanley Dee Tribute to Steely Dan 8pm, Wilde Theatre, £12 Tom Gamble 8pm, Recital Room, £8 Enchanted Market Stage 8pm, Cellar Bar, £7


Corinne West Thu 11 May 8pm Cellar Bar £12, Conc £10,


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A very well-established figure on the acoustic roots scene, her music evokes the eternal stories of mystic troubadours, while speaking to the sonic sensibilities of a modern audience.


EBOS Musical Theatre presents

Boogie Nights: The 70s Musical Written by Jon Conway Script associates Shane Richie and Terry Morrison Tue 9 – Sat 13 May 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm Wilde Theatre Tue & Sat Mat £16 (No conc) Wed–Sat £18, Conc £17, £33pp £1 off bookings of 10 or more on all performances Prices include £1.50 SHP ticket levy

Its 1977! When men were ‘blokes’ and women were ‘birds’. Boogie Nights: The 70s Musical tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of Roddy, a Jack-the-lad, and his long suffering girlfriend Debs. Roddy’s life of birds, booze and boogie is about to be turned upside down. Packed with all the greatest disco classics, Boogie Nights: The 70s Musical will have the audience up on its feet all night long. Also, DRESS UP FRIDAY! We would love to see you dressed in your 70s best if you’re coming on Friday night. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed bloke and bird. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

south hill park presents


The importance



Atrivial comedy

for serious people

Directed by Alastair Whatley Designed by Victoria Spearing Costume Designer Anne Thomson Lighting Designer Alan Valentine Wilde Theatre Wed 17 – Fri 19 May 7.30pm Sat 20 – Sun 21 May 2 & 7.30pm £18, Conc £17, Members £15, £33


The Importance of Being Earnest is not only Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece but it is also one of the finest plays ever written. A delicious soufflé of high comedy, unforgettable characters and razor sharp wit masking a radical, irreverent satire exposing the myths of society. Reuniting acclaimed director Alastair Whatley and designer Victoria Spearing for the first time since their hit productions of Birdsong and Henry V this production of The Importance Being Earnest will showcase and celebrate the work of South Hill Park with an unforgettable night of theatre.

‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple’


Fri 19 May · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6 Sun 14 & 21 May · Creative Control · see page 6 Music

Artree Live Sat 13 May, 8 July 7.30pm Cellar Bar £9,


Berkshire’s premier folk, roots and acoustic music event with a host of excellent artists from all across the country. This season will see a number of new names performing , including leading UK folk singer Gren Bartley on 13 May.


Blue Touch Thu 18 May 8pm Cellar Bar £8 in advance, £10 on the day, £23pp

© David Armitage Reproduced by permission of Scholastic Ltd


The Pied Piper Theatre Company

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch Created and performed by Gareth Cooper and Nicola Sangster With direction from Gemma Colclough twitter @PiedPiperLive Running time 40 mins Sat 13 May 1 & 3pm Studio Theatre £8

MUSIC…MAYHEM…MUSTARD! For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn’t the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch. Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? Packed with live music, audience participation, and all the sights and sounds of the sea this much loved story will be brought to life for children aged 3yrs+, their friends and families. A little gem of children’s theatre  The Stage – My BIG Little Sister

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Never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about having a good time and enjoying what you do. They are one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs.


Ian Campbell’s Single-Handed Blues Band Sat 20 May 7.30pm Cellar Bar £12 in advance, £15 on the day, £27pp

The East Berks legend returns to the Cellar Bar for another evening of fantastic Blues


Fri 26 May · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6


The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Thu 25 May 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £21, Dance

201 Dance Company Patrick Collier Productions

Smother Suitable for 12yrs+ Tue 23 May 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £14, Conc £13, Members £12,  M Schools & Under 21s £10, £29pp

Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? After sell-out performances in New York, London and Edinburgh, 201’s


Bracknell Choral Society’s Fundraising Concert

A Song for Everyone Wed 24 May 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £12, Conc £10,


raw, contemporary hip-hop movement tours the UK in Smother: a story of two men’s broken encounter. Touching on themes of addiction and obsession, award-winning choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of seven dancers in a fast-paced, intimate performance exploring the relationship between two young men. ★★★★ This is the new generation of street dance  The Times


The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular lives up to its promise! This show is quite possibly the very best tribute to the still talked about golden years of the world-famous Rat Pack Las Vegas era. Featuring the combined talents of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr, the Rat Pack wowed audiences worldwide but most notably at The Sands Casino, Las Vegas. Class, purveyors of cool, glitz and glamour. Come and re-live the magic.

Join the choir for a varied programme of beautiful and uplifting choral music – by Vaughan Williams, Bernstein, and Barber. Arrive at 7pm to join the choir in singing Parry’s famous anthem ‘I Was Glad’. All proceeds will go to South Hill Park Trust.

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Sun 28 May · Creative Control · see page 6


Cinema In Symphony 4 Sat 27 May 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £21, Members £20,  Under 16s £16, £36pp

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Cinema In Symphony is back, hosted again by radio broadcaster Rory McAllister, with music from the Reading Symphony Orchestra. If you’ve never experienced a

full-scale orchestra playing the themes you know and love then this is your chance. Not only will you hear themes from Star Wars (as it celebrates its 40th birthday this year), you’ll also be reminded of the exquisite music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Out of Africa, Jurassic Park and The Lord of the Rings to name a few. Cinema In Symphony isn’t just a musical experience, you’ll also be

able to get up close and personal to film props and be welcomed by the UK Garrison, one of the foremost Star Wars costuming groups in the country. We’re confident this event will sell out once again so grab your loved ones, family and friends and come along for a night at the movies with a difference – Cinema In Symphony is back for its fourth concert.


Lynnette Stephenson Academy of Dance

The World’s A Stage Sun 28 May 7pm Mon 29 May 2 & 7pm Wilde Theatre £16.50, Members £15, Conc £15

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LSA Dance returns to the Wilde Theatre for another spectacular production and this time invites you to travel with them across the seven continents. The Binfield-based Academy with pupils aged 3yrs+ to adult promises to deliver an unforgettable evening of colourful and creative dance around the globe.


Fri 2 June · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6 Sun 4 June · Creative Control · see page 6


The Supertonics Summer Concert Wed 31 May 7.45pm Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Voluntary donations are asked for at the end of the performance. Recital Room

The Supertonics play an entertaining mix of popular swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and ‘American songbook’ jazz classics, plus arrangements from musicals and the movies – even some rock & roll. They are based in Bracknell, and have been playing at South Hill Park and across the region for over 25 years. Most band members are either serious amateur musicians or ex-professional. They are passionate about performing, and have a lot of fun playing. Enquiries from potential future band members are always welcome. Book early, as the band has a strong local following and tickets always sell out.

Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, a studious caterpillar and those mischievous twins, Tweedledum and Tweedledee.


Ballet Theatre UK

Alice in Wonderland Sun 4 June 3pm Wilde Theatre £20, Conc £19,  Members £18, Under 16s £13, Family (2+2) £58

Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland. Guided by the White Rabbit, Alice meets some astonishing characters, including the Mad Family

SOTA Fri 2 June 7.30pm Sat 3 June 2 & 7pm Wilde Theatre £17, Conc £14.50, Under 18s £13.50 (includes £1.50 ticket levy)


Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit, humour and charm. With its whimsical flights of the imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland is delightful entertainment for all ages. School Of The Arts (SOTA) has now been training the young people of Berkshire in dance, singing and acting for over a decade and will mark its 12th Birthday with a spectacular musical marvel of song and dance numbers from pop through to Broadway featuring the talents of over 100 performers.

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Fri 9 June · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6 Sun 11 June · Creative Control · see page 6


Artree Live

Le Vent du Nord Fri 9 June 8pm Wilde Theatre £16, Members & Conc £14 £31pp


Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition – a truly fabulous sound. Delighting crowds with their glorious mix of

fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdygurdy and four-part harmonies the band deliver catchy songs and tunes, and their well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance their uplifting repertoire.


Patch & Blue Theatre

The Tortoise & The Hare Sun 11 June 11am & 2pm Amphitheatre £8, Children £5, Family (2+2) £20

Join Tilly the Tortoise and Hatty the Hare as they go head-to-head at their school sports day in this hilarious and touching interactive adventure for the whole family. Confident Hatty the Hare thinks she’s definitely going to win the long distance race at the Bartlett B Badger School Sports Day, but when Tilly the Tortoise signs up she has some competition on her paws. Come and find out who wins, learn about fun and friendship and join in the egg and spoon race as Aesop’s fable comes to life with music and games this summer.

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march june

Fri 16 June · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6

Sun 18 June · Wilde Sundays · see page 5

Sun 18 June · Creative Control · see page 6

Family Sat 10 June 7pm Sun 11 June 2 & 6pm

Steppin Out Stars LLP

Wilde Theatre £16.50, Members & Conc, Schools & Under 21s £15.50


Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow is one of Berkshire’s leading theatre schools. With credits such as Disneyland Paris, half-time entertainment at The Saracens v Harlequin Rugby and a performance in July 2017 at Silverstone on race Day for Formula 1 the school has really carved a name for itself. Today we will take you through London’s West End visiting some of the most popular musicals including Matilda, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz. Opera

Park Opera

On A Lighter Note 2 Fri 16 – Sat 17 June 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £15, Members £14, Children under 16yrs £7.50, Buy 8 or more tickets and get the 8th free



Back by popular demand, Park Opera invites you to join them on another magical tour around the world of musicals, operetta and opera in this semi-staged concert. With its rousing choruses, moving medleys and enchanting solos, from Rogers & Hammerstein to Puccini, this show definitely has something for everyone. Music

Kinfolk Thu 15 June 8pm Cellar Bar £8 in advance, £10 on the day, £23pp

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Celtic Country Folk band Kinfolk featuring Brian McDaid & Gerry Power who have recently released their second album Long Time Gone following rave reviews for their debut album. Kinfolk are available for concerts and festivals throughout the UK.

With a strong pedigree of performing live as well as recording, these talented musicians come together to present a slick and professional show featuring original compositions that you will know and love.

june Drama

Studio Theatre Company

Murderer By Anthony Shaffer, directed by David Stacey Wed 21 – Sat 24 June 7.45pm Studio Theatre £13.50, Members & Conc £11.50,



To become a murderer. That is Norman Bartholomew’s dangerous obsession. To join the ranks of killers who have achieved notoriety. But how to do it, and who to kill? And what about those who are getting in the way of his plans? The interfering neighbour; the suspicious policeman; the girlfriend who refuses to join in with Norman’s deadly games… or the wife? Anthony Shaffer’s dark comic-drama shifts and twists to a terrifying climax. Some people would kill to live forever. Contains graphic scenes of violence. Suitable for 14yrs+


This Ain’t No Rodeo A celebration of Country/Americana Music from the UK Thu 22 June 8pm Wilde Theatre £12, Conc £10,


Join us for an evening of Country and Americana featuring rising stars from the popular UK music scene, including Katy Hurt, Paul Carella and Penny Jane Black. Katy Hurt is rapidly becoming one of Britain’s most successful Country

singer-songwriters, with her last two releases reaching no 2 & no 1 in the iTunes chart. This, combined with some big stage performances, has resulted in nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and UK Song of the Year (‘Love You More’) by The British Country Music Awards (BCMA). Self-taught Scottish singersongwriter Paul Carella has had a hunger for music since he was young. Having honed his craft on the pub/club scene in Glasgow, Paul went on to London where his career has gone from strength to strength. With two albums in his belt, Paul’s Music

The Glass Ensemble

Baiskeli Fri 23 June 7.30pm Recital Room £12,


The Glass Ensemble present a special concert as part of their 5th anniversary celebration, featuring folk songs from around the world,

toured internationally and worked alongside artists including Alabama 3 and The Steve Cradock Band. Penny Jane Black started performing around the South of England and building up a following, when in 2015 she decided to go to Nashville and record six of her songs, and then returned in April 2016 to complete her 11-track selftitled album. Her songs are a mix of many styles of music with powerful themes of love, passion, humour and hope. Join us for what promises to be a great night. learnt and performed by ear. Expect to hear call and response from West Africa, Gaelic melodies, Indian raga and American blues, among many others. Starting with traditional songs from every continent, this 20-voice ensemble will use improvisation, movement and body percussion to create a unique and innovative performance.

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march june

Fri 23 & 30 June · The Comedy Cellar · see page 6 Sun 25 June · Creative Control · see page 6


Worldwide Entertainment in association with Crowded House Entertainments

Let’s Dance Paul Roberts sings David Bowie Thu 29 June 8pm Wilde Theatre £22, Conc £21,  Members £20, £37pp


Former lead singer of The Stranglers pays homage to the greatest British rock star the world will ever see...


Barch Dance Academy

In the Spotlight Wilde Theatre Sun 25 June 2 & 6pm £14.50

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Are you ready to dance? From Space Oddity through to smash hit Let’s Dance to the wonderful The Next Day, internationally-acclaimed British rock frontman Paul Roberts and his band deliver a set featuring songs from a dozen of David Bowie’s classic albums. Having lived in the music world for much of his life, most famously as frontman of legendary British band The Stranglers, writing, recording and touring the world, Paul decided it would be fitting to pay respectful homage to Bowie and keep his music playing. Local dance school, Barch Dance Academy, is proud to showcase the talents of its young dancers. Toe tapping music and breathtaking costumes. Come share in our dancer’s moment In the Spotlight. It promises to be an all singing and dancing extravaganza. Something for the whole family.

Famed for his high-energy performances, Paul brings these fabulous pop songs to life with his entirely unintended but uncanny resemblance to Bowie. Celebrating the incredible music of the late, great and unique master of modern pop culture, the show also includes hits such as The Jean Genie, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Sound and Vision, Fame, Suffragette City and many more. So come on, be anything you want - scream, shout and try to hang on to yourself in this night of rock & roll heaven.


Sun 2 July · Creative Control · see page 6


Berkshire Theatre School Sat 1 July · 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun 2 July · 2pm & 6pm


Wilde Theatre

READ College Actors’ Showcase 2017

£14, Conc £10

Berkshire Theatre Company returns to South Hill Park to perform Bugsy Malone.

Directed by Abigail Pickard Price (Best Director Nominee for Anna Weiss, Off West End Awards 2014)

This musical, set in 1920s New York, is full of gangsters, splurge guns and custard pies. The story tells of the rise of Bugsy Malone and the battle for power between Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, as well as the heart-breaking love triangle between Bugsy and leading ladies, aspiring singer Blousy Brown, or speakeasy superstar Tallulah. Will Bugsy ever decide and will Fat Sam keep his under ground speakeasy, Fat Sam’s Grandslam?

Sun 2 July 4 & 8pm Studio Theatre £14.50, Conc £12.50, Schools £9

Join us for an exceptional evening of theatre… I am very impressed with the work that you are doing and am happy to be a patron  Dame Judi Dench Incredibly strong performances… effortlessly likeable and connects with the audience instantly. on 2015’s

Based on the 1976 movie of the same name, Bugsy Malone inspires great musical numbers and dances, whilst transporting you back into the New York prohibition era, complete with flapper dresses and, of course, the iconic fedora hat.

Our Song, performed by the graduating actors from READ College


Lion House Theatre

Every Wild Beast Fri 7 July 7.30pm Studio Theatre £10,


Every wild beast has a heart, in each heart is light and dark. The stars are empty, the moon has fallen out of the sky and the mountains are full of monsters.

Barri collects newspaper clippings and listens to vinyl in her grandmother’s attic. Sam is trying to outrun a community support officer investigating the murder of several domestic badgers. Weaved from folklore and fable Every Wild Beast tells a tale about courage, curiosity and running away from really big scary things. This is not a love story, this is an adventure. ★★★★★  British theatre Guide

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Sat 8 July · Artree Live · see page 8

comedy  Edinburgh preview

Edinburgh Previews @thecomedycellar Cellar Bar Start 8pm, Doors 7.45pm £12 no concessions

A hand-picked selection of the Comedy Cellar’s favourite headliners preview their hourlong shows before heading up to the Edinburgh Festival. Please check the SHP website for further details.

Fri 7 July Mike Gunn and Lucy Porter Fri 14 July Paul Sinha and Markus Birdman Fri 21 July Carey Marx and JoJo Smith Fri 28 July Geoff Norcott and Big Howard Little Howard

Family  Edinburgh preview

Hit the Mark Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre Presented by #HitTheMarkJr Directed by Mark Hooper Designed by Victoria Spearing Music and Lyrics by Al and Sam of The Hoosiers Story by Mark Hooper and Dean Penn Sat 8 – Sun 9 July 11am & 2pm Sun 9 July 11am is a relaxed performance (a quieter show with less special effects and loud noises) Sun 9 July 2pm is a signed performance (suitable for all, just with the addition of a BSL interpreter for people who are deaf or have hearing difficulties) Wilde Theatre £12, Child £8, Family (2+2) £36

AnimAlphabet the Musical is an exciting new theatre production for families and children up to

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the age of 11yrs. AnimAlphabet combines colourful characters, catchy songs, puppetry, musical education and a funny storyline to entertain the whole family. Colin the Country Cockatoo, an unlikely hero, is tasked with a mission to reunite the AnimAlphabeters following a disagreement with Metro The Gnome. Aided by Scaley the Snake, Cockatoo must find Alligator, Bear, Donkey, Elephant, Frog and Giraffe so the sorry song can be sung. It would all be so easy if it wasn’t for that dastardly duck, Calando who attempts to thwart Cockatoo on his mission every step of the way. AnimAlphabet features Kerry Ingram (Game of Thrones, Olivier Award Winning Matilda, Netflix Mystery Horse Project) as the voice of Metro The Gnome.


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Bracknell Jazz

Gamelan Sekar Enggal featuring Sundanese singer Hendrawati Sundanese Gamelan Music from West Java, Indonesia

BB Theatre Productions Ltd Mon 10 – Tue 11 July 7.30pm

Sat 8 July 7.30pm

Wilde Theatre

Recital Room £10,

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This concert features two distinct genres from West Java, Indonesia: gamelan degung and tembang Sunda. Gamelan degung is an ensemble including bronze metallophones, gongs and drums. Tembang Sunda comprises lyrical songs accompanied kacapi (boat shaped zithers) and suling (bamboo flute).

A poignant, uplifting exploration of friendship, ambition and show business capturing the life turning points of three friends. A unique musical, portraying the disintegration of a friendship back through time to youthful confidence and hope. Sondheim’s hummable melodies interpreted by a professionally trained cast and band of eight.

London-based Sekar Enggal is the UK’s foremost ensemble specialised in performing Sundanese music. We are delighted to feature the outstanding Sundanese singer Hendrawati at this performance.

Vocals are overwhelmingly faultless and performances are likewise exceptional … this is a slick production that zips along, Assassins 2016

Gamelan Degung Workshop See page CW10 for full details of this hands-on workshop


West Forest Sinfonia Sun 9 July 7.30pm Recital Room £10


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

The final concert in West Forest Sinfonia’s 2016/17 season takes us into the summer break with possibly the most exuberant holiday postcard in the music world: Tchaikovsky’s joyous Souvenir de Florence played by a sextet taken from the orchestra’s string section.

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Fri 14 July · Comedy Edinburgh Preview · see page 20 Sun 16 July · Creative Control · see page 6


The Olivia Dance Academy Show Fri 14 July 7.30pm Sat 15 July 2.30 & 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £15, Under 16s £11

The Olivia Dance Academy will be showcasing over 200 talented local young dancers in this amazing production. Act 1  West End musical inspired collection of fabulous performances. Act II  A stunning adaptation of everyone’s favourite ballet The Nutcracker. This production is shockingly professional and will blow you away.


Vanquish Eentertainment

The Experience Sun 16 July 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £12

Join Vanquish Entertainment one last time in its final show – celebrating 10 years. The award-winning dance company takes to the stage to celebrate some of its favourite performances and work over the Drama

Livelywood Pictures

Dancing at Lughnasa By Brian Friel Studio Theatre Wed 19 – Sat 22 July 7.45pm £14.50, Members & Conc £11.50, M £29.50pp

‘Just dance me down the lane and then you’ll leave.’ In the 1930s, five unforgettable women try to eke out an existence in Ireland, the land where no

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last decade. Recreating its most iconic pieces from five incredible sell-out shows, allow yourselves to be taken on the Vanquish journey from where it all began in 2007 bringing you to the present day with something very special. Full of nostalgia, full of fun, enjoy this celebration and get ready to be thoroughly entertained, for this is The Experience by Vanquish Entertainment. Don’t be sad because it ended, be happy because it happened  Dr Seuss

tears are without laughter, and no laughter is without tears. Each woman is filled with passionate longing; and yet they deal with it in their own, different ways – except when they are all equally possessed by the spirit of the dance, welling up from the buried, ancient powers of their native land. Twenty-five years after it won Olivier and Tony awards for Best Play, Brian Friel’s masterpiece is already acknowledged as a piece that will last as long as people live, dream and dance.


Fri 21 July · Comedy Edinburgh Preview · see page 20 Sun 23 July · Creative Control · see page 6


Hit The Mark Theatre Wed 19 – Sat 22 July 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £15 (before 8pm on 4 June) £17.50 (from 10am on 5 June) Price includes £1.50 SHP ticket Levy

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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is a raucous, provocative play that tells of a modern, mythic English hero: Johnny “Rooster” Byron. Rooster tells tales, gets drunk, does drugs, dodges the authorities. He is the most and least popular man in town. The local authorities want to evict him, his son wants to spend the day with him, the town thug wants to beat him up and his ragtag group of friends want to party with him. Johnny is not a man to be Music

Owen Paul Thu 20 July 8pm Cellar Bar £12 in advance, £14 on the day, £27pp

Owen Paul, the Scottish singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European smash summer hit My Favourite Waste Of Time has done many things in the years since he first came to musical prominence. He has played a leading role in a major

beaten down. His stand against the hypocrisy of modern suburban life is shocking, moving, and a wonder to watch unfold. This show contains adult content, sex, drugs and trance music. Jez Butterworth’s wildly original hymn to eccentricity. Unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century  The Guardian

musical theatre production,toured the UK and Europe with Phil Collins, and as one of Mike and the Mechanics as well as being their vocal arranger on their last album Rewired. November 2016 saw the release of two brand new versions of his unforgettable 80s classic My Favourite Waste of Time (Part One and Part Two) to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, plus a multitude of dance remixes, all available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more. This year will see the release of a new single and album to follow.

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Fri 28 July · Comedy Edinburgh Preview · see page 20

South Hill Park Presents


as you like it

By William Shakespeare Summer Shakespeare Directed by Bart Lee Costume by Patsy Fraser Wed 26 – Sun 30 July 7.30pm Sat & Sun Matinees 2.30pm Ampitheatre £14.50, Members & Conc £12.50, Under 18s £10.50, £29.50 excluding Sunday e+


All the world’s a stage And all the men and women merely players They have their exists and their entrances And one person in their time plays many parts Join us this summer as we present one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Love is on the agenda and in the Forest of Ardenne anything goes! Can Rosalind disguised as Ganymede teach the love sick Orlando how to woo a lady? Of course she can! Breaking with courtly traditions of the time, love is portrayed as a force for happiness and fulfilment and As You Like It insists that people can and do change and celebrates their ability to change for the better. Hilarious performances delivered with fresh energy and excitement await you courtesy of the team that brought you last year’s hit show The Tempest. 24  ·  box office 01344 484123


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Magical Soul night with BR James Sat 29 July 8pm Cellar Bar £12.50,


Join Berkshires finest Soul singer for a night to remember. Hailed as the John Legend of UK, BR James is sure to melt you with his soulful vocals and piano playing. Accompanied by backing singers this will truly be a night to remember.

delighted to be re-running Nick Lane’s fantastic play My Favourite Summer.


Studio Theatre Company

My Favourite Summer By Nick Lane Directed by Julian Hirst Suitable for 14yrs+ Wed 2 – Sat 5 Aug 7.45pm Studio Theatre M £13.50,  Members & Conc £11.50, £28.50pp

Melvin is back! Following last year’s sellout performances, we are


Night of the Guitar With Dale Harris and guests Thu 17 Aug 8pm Cellar Bar £10 in advance, £12 on the day, £25pp

Following the success of last year’s event the Night of the Guitar returns featuring

Set to a scorching 90s soundtrack, re-live the long hot summer of ’95 whenhopeless romantic Dave meets Melvin – the antidote to political correctness. His direct and earthy advice about women, teaches Dave much about how to be a man and life in general. Laugh out loud brilliant  Broadsheet Boutique

Dale Harris and guests. Dale Harris (BA, MA, PhD) is a professional musician, a Doctor Of Musicology, and a classical and electric guitarist. He has played solo classical guitar recitals, performed concerti with orchestra and accompanied music industry legends such as Cliff Richard and Lorne Gibson. 2017 began with Dale winning the GSMC award for Instrumental Musician Of The Year. Special guests to be announced.

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YMT presents the world première of

A Teenage Opera Original Music by Mark Wirtz Book and lyrics by Pete Gallagher Directed by Julie Atherton Fri 11 – Sun 13 Aug Fri 11 Aug 7.30pm Sat 12 Aug 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sun 13 Aug 2.30pm Wilde Theatre £14, Conc £10, Family (2+2) £43, £29pp excluding Sunday

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A Teenage Opera – the magical mystery of musical theatre, transports you back to the zany, psychedelic world of the 1960s, prepare to be dazzled. Based on the first rock concept album by Mark Wirtz with original songs including the 1967 hits Grocer Jack, Weatherman and Sam, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with The Beatles just next door. This show has catchy melodies that will have you singing along, all the way back to Woodstock. Directed by

Avenue Q star Julie Atherton, hold onto your seats for this magical merry-go-round – next stop 1967. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit single Grocer Jack we have a limited number of special 50% off tickets available for anyone celebrating their 50th year as well. Hippies vs Mods or Rockers – join in and come dressed in your best psychedelia. A Teenage Opera from an original concept by Mark Wirtz




Victoria Spearing

First half in the Wilde Theatre Second half in the Amphitheatre Fri 18 – Sun 20 & Thu 24 – Sun 27 Aug 12 noon and 4pm £18.50, Conc £17.50, Members £16.50, Child £15.50, Family (2+2) £55, Family (1+3) £52

Open the wardrobe door and step into CS Lewis’ magical realm of Narnia this Summer! Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, and with the help of the Mr Tumnus, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the mighty Aslan and even Father Christmas, join the quest to banish the White Witch and help end her eternal winter once and for all!

Picnics Adults £10, Child £5 Adult picnic includes a sandwich, packet of crisps, a piece of fruit, cupcake and a bottle of beer or small bottle of wine or bottled water. Child picnic includes a sandwich, pack of crisps, a piece of fruit, cupcake and a fruit shoot or bottle of water. By Glyn Robbins · Adapted from the book by CS Lewis This amateur production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is presented by special arrangement of Samuel French Ltd. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

Directed/Written By Mark Hooper With original music by Tim Cumper and a set by Victoria Spearing This year, the performer’s course will take place in the theatre for the full two weeks! South Hill Park’s popular Summer School is back with a Witches and Wizards themed adventure. If you love to act, sing or dance, we need you to star in our original musical. The world is in darkness. Tension is mounting between the magic and the non-magic people. The Sorcerer’s Circle is a dark and secretive collection of wicked Wizards who imagine a world in which only magic people may live. Professor Marlé and the Philosophers Forum believe magic and non-magic people should live in harmony.

Wicked Witches, powerful spells, cursed magic and adventure are waiting for us in rehearsals and then on the Wilde Theatre Stage.

Mon 24 July – Sat 5 Aug (No session Sat 29 July & Sun 30 July) 9am–5pm excluding the performance days (12noon–9.30pm) £265, sibling rate £220

Mon 24 July – Sat 5 Aug (No session Sat 29 July & Sun 30 July) 9am–1pm excluding the performance days (12noon–9.30pm) £165, sibling rate £120

Includes 3 days of film making Mon 24 July – 5 Aug (No session Sat 29 July & Sun 30 July) 9am–5pm excluding the performance days (12noon–9.30pm) £265, sibling rate £220

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Aug 2 & 7pm Wilde Theatre £6

Membership  There’s never been a better time to be part of South Hill Park Arts Centre and becoming a member makes it more exciting than ever.

Benefits for members • Priority booking on ALL shows,

films and courses including big named comedians • Discounts on show and event

tickets, including members 2for1 on many opening nights • Discount on courses and

workshops • Catering discounts • No booking fee on purchases

made through the website • Free ticket re-sales • Monthly members’ newsletter

containing exclusive offers • Exclusive member events

Become a member today from just £25 a year


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Slow Art Day Sat 8 April Mansion Grounds For more information visit www.

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. At South Hill Park we are inviting visitors to come and look at

Slow Photo Sat 8 – Sun 30 April Mirror Gallery

Opening on Slow Art Day this exhibition shows a collection of works which considers more manual techniques, to work slower and to share the experience of taking photos. This includes examples of pinhole photography, long exposure and experimentation in the development process. This group show invites artists,

some of our permanent outdoor sculptures and then to have open discussions about their experience with each other or as part of our group discussions. There will be tools available at box office to help you delve a little deeper into your discussions. Group discussion 10am and 12noon Meet at box office

photographers and local young people to share their experiences of photography and the results of these will be shown. The exhibition ends on World Pinhole Photography Day. For more information visit Photo by Agnieszka Kozlowska from: Dusk Till Dawn. Dawn Till Dusk. 2009. A series of all-day and all-night photographic exposures while long-distance walking in Norway.

Parks Photo Fri 21 April – Sun 11 June Long Gallery

Avenue at Ringmead in infrared, by Stuart Shafran

In 2016 Bracknell Forest Council invited amateur photographers to use their creativity and to capture their interpretation of the theme ‘our borough’s wonderful trees’. The competition theme clearly captured people’s imagination with a record number of photos entered, that explored the richness of the borough’s beautiful forests, woodlands and urban trees. This annual exhibition comprises the best entries from the annual Parks Photo Competition which is organised by Bracknell Forest Council. Preview Sat 22 April 10.30am All welcome

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Letting things be uncertain… Alexandra Hughes Sat 6 May – Sun 18 June Mirror Gallery

Alexandra Hughes, Filmy 2016 (detail)

Physically interrogating the photograph, Hughes creates mysterious and embodied sites of wilderness. The installation in the gallery, and the commissioned work set within the grounds, reflects on the human relationship to environments through the mediation of technology and seemingly immaterial, ubiquitous photographic images in the current digital age. Hughes attempts to reverse a sense of visual distancing, pulling image

A Little Bit of Gold Fri 21 April – Sun 11 June The Print Gallery

As Lady Bracknell comes to Bracknell with South Hill Park’s presentation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest, Print @ the Park turns its attention to the late Victorian & Edwardian period. Tales of lost and found, flowing repeated patterns of

and matter from disparate environments, resulting in a sense of fluidity, permeability and fragmentation that blur the boundaries between landscape, technology, psychological and architectural spaces. Alexandra Hughes (born 1982 Canada) currently lives and works between Newcastle and London, UK. Preview Sat 6 May 10.30am All welcome

William Morris and Art Nouveau, together with a time of change to a more elegant and opulent style and always a ‘little bit of gold’ provide inspiration. The Group presents intriguing original artworks using various printmaking methods such as linocut, lithograph, etching, collagraph and screenprint for its new show. And anyway, what do you find in a carpet bag?

Filigree by Trish Roberts

Student Open 2017 Sat 8 July – Sun 27 Aug Mansion Spaces

Preview Sat 8 July 10.30am All welcome

This year’s Student Open showcases the skilfully crafted artworks created within the building’s studios. Works can be seen from across the courses including Stained Glass, Jewellery & Silversmithing, Printmaking, Life Drawing, Oil Painting and Ceramics. Come and have a look at what you could create. A collection of artworks will also be available to buy as part of our Unique Gifts from South Hill Park. For more information on buying artwork please enquire at Box Office.

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coming soon

Live Theatre Screenings

Performances on sale – see our website for full details

Experience the best of theatre, opera and ballet in our beautiful 60-seat cinema. Each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live theatre audience with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the best seat in the house. Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live, without delay, to our cinema. For full listings see our Cinema leaflet or visit our website. The cinema is fitted with an audio induction loop. Customers can use the T-setting on their hearing aids for clear film sound.

All’Opera Season Don Carlo Fri 5 May 7pm LIVE £20, Conc £19, Member £18

Royal Shakespeare Company Antony and Cleopatra Wed 24 May 7pm LIVE


£20, Conc £19, Members £18

National Theatre Live Peter Pan Sun 11 June 2pm recorded


£16, Conc £15, Members £14, Family £45

All’Opera Season Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail Mon 19 June 7pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Members £18

Royal Opera House Otello Wed 28 June 7.15pm LIVE


National Theatre Live  NEW  Angels In America: Perestroika  Thu 27 July 7pm LIVE £20, Conc £19, Members £18

Buy both together £36, Conc £34, Members £32

National Theatre Live Yerma Thu 31 Aug 7pmn live £20, Conc £19, Members £18

s o u t h h i l l pA r k presents

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D i r e c t e D b y J o e M a lya n set Design by victoria spearing This amateur production of The Railway Children is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

Guess who’s on his way?

Wilde Theatre October 2017 This amateur production is presented with permission from Richard Curtis and the BBC for the charity Comic Relief.

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£20, Conc £19, Members £18

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

october 2017


£20, Conc £19, Members £18

Royal Shakespeare Company Titus Andronicus Wed 9 Aug 7pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

National Theatre Live Salomé Thu 22 June 7pm live

National Theatre Live Angels In America: Millennium Approaches  Thu 20 July 7pm LIVE



Atrium Restaurant & Bar Al’Fresco dining overlooking our award-winning gardens Check our website for offers and special events ·· Our very popular Sunday roasts menu available from 12–5pm every Sunday. Booking early is advisable. ·· Full English breakfast is available from 9.30–11.30am. Breakfast £7, Mega breakfast £10. Both include tea or coffee. ·· If you are holding any celebrations, please contact us for all your party requirements.

·· Great kids menu – with free fruit for all kids. ·· Great range of gluten-free options every day. ·· Dinner Theatre, 2 courses and a theatre ticket, prices starting at £20.50 per person. Look for the symbol in the brochure. Monday to Thursday No food served between 3 & 5pm


Cinema Offers · Bringing in Baby and Silver Screen

Burger & Beer

If you are a parent or carer with a baby under a year or someone in retirement then you can take advantage of the following offers

Why not make a night of it and have a burger and beer before you go down to the Cellar for a night of comedy.

Fish and Chips

Mon to Sat 12noon – 3pm & 5–8pm


per portion


for 2 portions

Hot drink and a piece of cake

8oz burger with pint

The food will be served in the Atrium Café only. A separate ticket will be issued and should be handed into the bar when collecting your food.

Free hot drink when you buy a piece of cake Show your film ticket when you purchase either of these offers

No other discount vouchers/ tickets can be used in conjunction with this promotion.

CREATIVE CONTROL STUDIO Professional Recording Studio based at South Hill Park Arts Centre High-end recording studio Combining the best of digital and analogue equipment, providing release quality results All genres of music catered for from bands and acoustic artists to voiceover work etc All projects welcome, from rough demos to fully produced singles, eps and albums We also specialise in mixing and mastering of pre-recorded material To discuss a project: or 01344 416202

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information How to find us

Public transport

South Hill Park is about seven minutes drive from Bracknell Town Centre in the Birch Hill area. Easily accessible from the M3 (Junction 3) and M4 (Junction 10). We are very well signposted – look for the brown road signs saying ‘Arts Centre’ or showing a comedy mask.

South Hill Park is served well by local buses. From the Bus/Train Station to Birch Hill Shops take buses 4, 171 or 172. Its then a five-minute walk to the arts centre. Bracknell is well served with train services from London Waterloo, Reading and other local towns. For further information contact South West Trains on 0845 7 48 49 50.

Green Flag Award South Hill Park is among a recordbreaking 1686 parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award 2016/17. Together with Bracknell Town Council and Bracknell Forest Council who manage the grounds of South Hill Park, we are delighted to be celebrating the achievement of this award for the fourth year running.

Parking There is FREE but limited parking for 200 cars at South Hill Park. Please note the car park fills up quickly on busy days and you may need to seek alternative parking. Please follow signs for overflow parking at the Leppington car park which is a five-minute walk across our rear grounds.

The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Please leave plenty of time to park when attending South Hill Park.

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Park Opera Sue Mainwaring, Secretary 07968 197154 Thursdays 8–10pm Singers and backstage hands always welcome. No auditions required.

Outside Hirers Berkshire ARTs Academy, BARTA More information 07825 558757

Berkshire County Dance Company Youth! 13–21yrs Lena Dee Sunday by audition only Please contact lena.dee@ for information

SOTA Bracknell For term dates and free sample sessions please visit

Zumba Every Wednesday from 8–9pm £6 pay-as-you-go or £20 a month by standing order payable to tutor

Resident Companies Blackeyed Theatre BCDCY

Associate Companies Theatre Re Squint Single Shoe Productions Hit The Mark Luke Brown

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information How to book




Tickets may be exchanged up to 24 hours before the performance. Please bring your tickets to the box office in advance to arrange your exchange.

South Hill Park Arts Centre is a place where you can spend your life. A cup of coffee on that first date, then dinner and a show, a proposal in the Italian Gardens, followed by a wedding reception in the Recital Room. A few years later you can visit the panto with the children and encourage them to embark on a journey through the arts. Years later, they might even have that cup of coffee on that first date at SHP. It’s a place that can stay with you for a lifetime.

Please visit By phone 01344 484123 During the hours of 7 and 8pm our box office staff are extremely busy – you may experience a delay in your call being answered.

Refunds and resales

Call into the Arts Centre and we can take your booking personally.

Tickets, once purchased, cannot be refunded. If the show is sold out, we can try to resell your tickets for you. A £1 administration fee per ticket is charged. Resale cannot be guaranteed. This service is free to members.


Data protection

In person

An 80p admin fee is charged per transaction for bookings made with credit and debit cards in person and over the phone. Cheques are made payable to South Hill Park Trust Ltd. Online bookings are subject to a charge of £1.25 per booking – except current members who will not be charged the fee.

When booking a ticket, your details will be held on our database and you will be given the option of being sent information on future shows both at South Hill Park and by other arts promoters that we feel may be of interest to you. At this point please advise us should you not require either of these services.

A levy of up to £1 is included in the ticket price to go towards the SHP Development Fund.


Reservations Reservations can be held for four days or until 48 hours prior to a performance. Reservations cannot be made on the day of the performance. Tickets not paid for within this time will be released. We are unable to reserve tickets for near sell-out shows.

Special offers Please note that only one special offer or discount can be applied to each event.

Tickets and concessions Concessions are available to children, students, registered unemployed, registered disabled and those 63 years and above and when available are shown next to the event. Please bring proof of status.

We try to accommodate all visitors to the Arts Centre facilities. There are disabled parking bays and ramped access to the premises allowing easy entry to the reception area. There is lift access to the first floors in the main mansion and Theatre allowing people to visit the Wilde Upstairs. There are also adapted toilets equipped with emergency alarms. There may be restricted access to parts of the building due to its eighteenth-century listed status, however, every effort is being made to address this and we recommend pre-booking and we will assist you in any way possible. Helpers accompanying people with disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket, please advise box office staff of any special requirements you have when making your booking. An infra-red hearing system has been installed in the Studio and Wilde theatres and a £5 deposit will be required.

The details in the brochure were correct at the time of going to press. However, South Hill Park reserves the right to make changes to the published programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to make discounted ticket offers to selected current or potential customers at any time.

Have you ever considered supporting South Hill Park by leaving a donation in your legacy? It can help ensure that generations to come can enjoy SHP just as you have. For more information email:

Cinema  Don’t forget films are shown throughout the week in our unique 60-seat cinema – from blockbusters to independents to the best foreign films, we cater for all tastes. See our Film leaflet for details.

Bracknell Film Society  For all film-lovers, in the cinema, the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Julia Vickers on 0118 961 1392.

Box Office 01344 484123

Book online

Fax 01344 411427

Admin 01344 484858

Address South Hill Park Ringmead Bracknell Berkshire  RG12 7PA

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South Hill Park · Berkshire’s perfect event venue


Whether you want professional and efficient conference services, corporate fun days, private functions and parties, or the idyllic surroundings and atmosphere for a romantic wedding; South Hill Park Arts Centre is Berkshire’s perfect event venue. Garden Room

Recital Room

Haversham Room

Recital Room

Italian Gardens

This is how to contact us For weddings, functions and conferences 01344 413514 For performance venue hire sherry.eastwood@ 01344 413529

Wilde Theatre

Cellar Bar

Studio Theatre

to book visit  · CW13

Young people’s workshops Full details

Arts & Crafts Parent and Child Play with Clay  5-8yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sat 27 May 2–4pm OR Tue 25 July 10am-12noon £36, Members £34, £16 per extra child (price includes 1 adult and 1 child).

This workshop gives children and their parents the opportunity to explore and learn about the possibilities of pottery together. Use simple handbuilding techniques to make and decorate your own ceramic work. Work will then be glazed and fired ready for collection approx 3 weeks after the workshop. Art Factory 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing Wed 31 May 1.30–3.30pm OR Wed 26 July 10am–12noon

Digital Media  NEW  Family Fun workshops,

these new digital workshops are creative days where parents are invited to join in for a great day for the whole family. Just bring your smartphones and tablets and work together to make something amazing. Family Fun: iPad Art & Animation Erica Sharp Mon 29 May, 10.30am-4.30pm £65, Members £60 (price includes 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child £55, Members £50)

Explore the creative possibilities of iPad art and animation using a variety of apps. Students will need to bring their own iPads. Apps will be downloaded at the start of the workshop. Parents and children welcome!

£18, Members £17

Photography For Teens

Spend your morning using clay, collage, drawing and sculpture with lots to take home at the end of the session. Expert advice and guidance given. Dress for mess! Price inclusive of materials.

Stephanie Cronin

Play with Clay 7–12yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sat 17 June 2–4pm OR Thu 27 July 10am–12noon

All children under 14yrs must be signed in and out of the session by an adult. Parents cannot stay in the session but contact details will be required at time of booking.

Weds 31 May, 10.30am-4.30pm £65, Members £60

Love taking pictures? Explore the techniques, equipment and processes that will have you shooting like a pro. Shoot with indoor and outdoor locations and develop skills in composition, styles and lighting.

£18, Members £17

Explore the possibilities of working with clay using simple handbuilding techniques. Work will then be glazed and fired ready for collection approx. 3 weeks after the workshop. Price inclusive of materials.

CW12  ·  box office 01344 484123

Family Fun: Exploring Polaroids Sam Ivin Sat 24 June, 1pm - 4pm £48, Members £45 (price includes 1 adult and 1 child plus a pack of polaroid film). £32 per extra child

A half day session for all ages exploring Polaroid Cameras. Participants will play around with incredibly easy to use and fun Polaroid cameras. Learn the controls, explore composition ideas, types of cameras available and more. Cameras are provided and each additional pack of film is £16.99. Dress up box also provided. Family Fun: Phone Filmmaking Workshop Russell Turner Sat 8 July, 10.30 - 4.30pm £65, Members £60 (price includes 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child £55, Members £50)

Bring your phone, tablet or any camera or device you have and bring the family for a filmmaking adventure at the house and grounds of our beautiful mansion here at South Hill Park. Learn to storyboard, capture and edit your very own film.

adult workshops Digital SLR: Studio Photography John Rae

Commercial Product Photography

Sun 14 May 10.30am-4.30pm

John Rae

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

Sat 10 June 10.30am-4.30pm

Learn what a difference studio lighting can make to your photography. Explore techniques used in commercial, editorial and fashion photography and learn to master lighting for mood, impact and that wow-factor that will give your work a professional sheen. Diffusing methods, lighting setups and techniques are all explored in this packed and inspirational day.

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

Graphic Design For Everyone

Making Photobooks Online

Russell Turner

Sam Ivin

Sat 20 May 10.30am-4.30pm

Sat 1 July 10.30am-4.30pm

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

Visual design master Russell Turner opens his doors to all in this amazing chance to learn new skills or develop and fine-tune existing ones. Graphic Design is a fantastic and useful form of expression as well as essential for branding. From posters to books and logos and more, you can learn it all.

A one day workshop that helps participants make use of a collection of photos by creating a photobook. For example a series of pictures from wedding photographs, holiday snaps or a portfolio. All participants need is between 30-60 pictures

Going Pro – A Guide to Stock and Editorial Photography Andrew Spiers Sat 27 May 1-4pm £33, Conc £32, Members £30

Professional stock and editorial photographer, Andrew Spiers, introduces the world of the stock and editorial photography industry. He will explore the workflow and equipment needed as well as top tips and tricks from years of experience.

Professional commercial photographer and Photoshop guru John Rae will show you how to shoot objects and products to a professional standard. You will explore how to use lighting and composition to photograph objects and products for websites and adverts that are slick, modern and impressive.

Silver Surfers A free hot drink, and a tech session for the over 60s

Digital Media Open Access 1-hour slots from 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm Sundays – 30 April, 28 May, 25 June One person per slot FREE – advance booking required Additional charges apply for printing

Make use of the Digital Media facilities, including one of our Apple Mac computers, our A2 scanner or A1 large format printer. Studio Hire Hire our White Room photography space. Lights, white backdrop and assistance supplied. Contact digitalmedia@southhillpark. for more information.

Lenses for Hire EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT When you book on any one of our photography courses or workshops, receive an exclusive discount with Lenses for Hire. Once you’ve booked your place, contact digitalmedia@southhillpark. to receive your exclusive code.


A relaxed 2-hour session on getting the most out of the modern technology. From apps to zip files, and everything in between. All those technology related questions you’ve been wanting answers for, these sessions will have them covered. Getting the most out of your iPad Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 4 May 10am–12noon Getting to know Facebook Clive Elkington Thu 11 May 10am–12noon Getting to know Twitter Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 18 May 10am–12noon

Referral Scheme Recommend a Digital Media workshop to a friend. If they book on, they should then email us at digitalmedia@ with their name, their workshop, and your name (who recommended them) and you will both receive 5% off your next Digital Media workshop with us. Please note: This does not apply to courses, and is exclusive to Digital Media workshops.

to book visit  · CW11

adult workshops Stained Glass Summer School Caroline Loveys Tue 1 – Thu 3 Aug 10am–4pm £128, Conc £126, Members £124

An intensive course exploring the exciting craft of stained glass under expert tuition, Learn techniques to create your own panels or 3-dimentional pieces. No experience necessary. Burlesque Life Drawing Morning Suitable for all Harriet Brittaine Sat 5 Aug 10am – 12.30pm £25, Conc £24, Members £23

Spend the morning drawing a burlesque life model in poses which will vary between two minutes and 30 minutes. Materials provided. Burlesque Life Painting Afternoon Intermediates See website for materials list Harriet Brittaine Sat 5 Aug 1.30–4pm £25, Conc £24, Members £23

Explore figure painting in oils with a professional life model dressed burlesque clothing. The afternoon will be spent on one pose to allow time to work up the painting. Combined price for morning and afternoon workshop £43

Gamelan Degung Workshop

Tue 15 Aug 10am–12.30pm

Led by Simon Cook

Pirate Costume Figure Drawing Afternoon

Sat 8 July 2–4pm

Tue 15 Aug 1.30–4pm

Recital Room

Suitable for 10yrs – adult £10

Suitable for all Harriet Brittaine £25, Conc £24, Members £23 Combined price for morning and afternoon workshop £43

Fun and informative figure drawing sessions with a professional life model dressed in beautiful and varied themed theatre costumes. Materials provided. Drypoint Weekend Workshop – Walk & Etch Beginners/intermediates Guest Tutor Frances Fay Davies Sat 19 Aug 10am–4pm Sun 20 Aug 10.30am–4.30pm £98, Conc £96, Members £94

Introduction to drypoint etching on aluminium, etching plastics and cards. Use different inventive tools to make marks. Walk the grounds and draw from observation into plates then print and work from memory in the print studio. Allegory Painting Day Intermediate/advanced See website for materials list Harriet Brittaine Tue 29 Aug 10am–4pm

For more information about Harriet Brittaine’s workshops, contact her at


Period Costume Figure Drawing Morning

£48, Conc £47, Members £46

Explore painting a professional life model partially costumed as an allegory of death or darkness. The day will be spent on one pose to allow plenty of time to work up the painting.

CW10  ·  box office 01344 484123

This workshop is an opportunity to learn to play a simple piece of gamelan degung, beautiful bronze gongs and metellophones, together with flute and drums. Musical experience is not necessary. Be prepared to take off your shoes and sit on the floor. Digital Media Advanced WordPress Simon Colmer Sat 29 April 10.30am-4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Do you already have a WordPress website or use WordPress for work? This practical one day advanced workshop will give you the skills and confidence to get the best out of your website. Attendees need to be comfortable with WordPress and have a basic understanding of WordPress architecture (eg posts, pages, categories and tags), as well as some knowledge of the WordPress admin dashboard. Photoshop for Beginners Russell Turner Sat 6 May 10.30am-4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Entry level course introducing the essentials of the leading digital imaging software for those that have little or no experience. We will cover the tools and techniques necessary for the basic image editing and creative manipulation of photos and graphic images using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Adult workshops Full details

Arts & crafts Still Life Drawing & Painting Suitable for intermediate See website for materials list Caroline Crawford Sat 6 May 10am – 4pm £48, Conc £47, Members £46

A day of drawing and watercolour painting from a selection of still life objects. Expert tuition given in all aspects of creating a still life piece of art step by step. Some materials provided.

River Scene

Botanical Painting with Inks

Sandra Bright


Thu 1 June 10am–4pm

See website for materials list

£48, Conc £47, Members £46

Caroline Crawford

Using traditional watercolour techniques paint an idyllic summer scene with an old stone bridge and river. Some materials supplied. Materials list will be sent in advance. Suitable for all abilities.

Sat 15 July 10am – 4pm

Old Farm Buildings in Watercolour, Gouache & Acrylic ink

£48, Conc £47, Members £46

A day of drawing and coloured ink painting from botanical images. Expert tuition given in all aspects of creating a botanical piece of art step by step. Some materials provided.

Some experience needed

Introduction to 3D Printing – Finishing workshop

Sandra Bright

Artist in Residence Jess Noble

Sat 17 June 10am–4pm


Thu 20 July 2.30–4.30pm

£48, Conc £47, Members £46

Sandra Bright

£15, Conc 14, Members £13

Use a variety of techniques to create an exciting and innovative painting exploring the potential of watercolour, gouache and acrylic ink. Materials list sent in advance.

A chance for participants from the 3D Printing course who cast their prints in silver, to finish their work in South Hill Park’s specialist Jewellery & Silversmithing Studio.

Tower of London

Sat 20 May 10am–4pm £48, Conc £47, Members £46

Explore a variety of pen & ink and brush & ink techniques to draw one of London’s most outstanding Norman buildings. Watercolour washes will be applied to give light and atmosphere. Some materials supplied. Materials list will be sent in advance.

Throwing – Mixed Ability Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sun 18 June 10.30am–4.30pm £69, Conc £67, Members £65

Taster Life drawing Morning

Sat 5 Aug 10am–4pm Sun 6 Aug 10.30am–4.30pm

Harriet Brittaine

£138, Conc £134, Members £130

Wed 31 May 10am–12.30pm

With expert tuition, this mixed ability course is ideal for beginners or those needing help improving their throwing techniques. There is also the opportunity to return for an afternoon to glaze the works once they have been fired. Price inclusive of basic materials.

£20, Conc £19, Members £18

An introduction or refresher course in life drawing, using a professional life model. Exploring a variety of observational drawing techniques, investigating line, tone and texture. All materials provided.

Glazing sessions Sat 8 July 2–4pm OR Tue 22 Aug 6–8pm £17, £16 Conc, £15 members

Glaze works from throwing workshops.

Mono-printing – The Painted Print Beginners/intermediates Guest Tutor Frances Fay Davies Sat 22 July 10am – 4pm £56, Conc £54, Members £52

Looking at artists who have used mono experiment with different mono printing processes and techniques. Introduced to the printing press, papers, inks, tools, metals, and different styles of mono printing.   Life Painting Day Intermediates See website for materials list Harriet Brittaine Tue 25 July 10am–4pm £48, Conc £47, Members £46

Explore figure painting in oils with a professional life model. The day will be spent on one pose to allow plenty of time to work up the painting.

to book visit  · CW9

young people’s courses

The Wilde Theatre School


Wilde Theatre School students are entitled to see most shows for £5

Junior Piano 6–16yrs Rachel O’Sullivan Sat 29 April – Sat 8 July 9am–12.30pm

Wilde Wannabies

Actors Lab 1-2-1

£75, Members £70

Wilde-Wannabies 6–10yrs

15-minute lessons. Individually tutored fun, friendly classes covering exam work if required.

Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 4–5.30pm

One-to-one acting sessions by appointment

Ukulele Club 14yrs+ See entry in Adult Music Courses DIGITAL MEDIA Digital Photography for Young People (Starter)


Sam Ivin Tue 25 April – Tue 23 May 6–8pm £150, Concs £146, Members £142

A beginners photography course that teaches the basics of digital photography. Including basic camera controls, artist inspiration, photoshop editing and lighting. Aimed at those who have a DSLR or camera and want to learn the basic controls whilst having fun. Photography for Young People II (Intermediate)  NEW  Sam Ivin Tues 6 June – 4 July, 6–8pm £150, Concs £146, Members £142

A follow on course from the beginners digital photography course, aimed at those who are familiar with their camera controls. Course aims to build confidence, expand on camera knowledge and picture-making skills.

CW8  ·  box office 01344 484123

£95, Members £90

£40 per hour

Creative. Energetic. Fun. Students grow in confidence while they explore drama, dance and performance. This is an exciting, high-energy session for students of all abilities. Students work towards a showcase for parents each term.

Work with one of our professional directors/actors to prepare for your important drama school/ agency auditions. We have professional voice, acting, accent and movement tutors ready to help you with your audition. Actors Lab

Wilde Ways Musical Theatre

Joe Malyan and Max Puplett

Wilde-ways 11–14yrs

Thu 27 April - Thu 6 July 7–10pm

Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 5.45–7.45pm


£125, Members £120

Entry by audition only

Wilde Ways MT – South Hill Park champions musical theatre and we are committed to developing the next generation of MT performers. In this new look class, students will hone their skills in acting, singing and dance while working towards an end of term showcase.

Actors Lab is designed to give students the essential tools for the modern actor. Our practical sessions provide relevant training to liberate your natural talent through craft-work, preparing the actor to succeed in today’s professional world.

LAMDA Musical Theatre – Grade 5 Exam Syllabus Mark Hooper, Ron McAllister and Alison Horriben Suitable 14–18yrs Sept 2017 – March 2018 (20 weeks + exam) £400

Suitable 18yrs+

Young people’s courses Full details Term Mon 24 April – Sun 9 July  Half-term Mon 29 May – Sun 4 June Arts & Crafts

Activities for Young People

Make Your Mark 7–11yrs

Missed Out Young Producers Group 14–24yrs

Kate Legg

Wilde About Arts Russell Turner and Kate Legg Every Monday 4–6pm

Sat 29 April,13, 27 May, 10, 24 June 3–6pm

Mark Hooper Every Monday 6–8pm

For a registration form and details contact

£95, Members £91

For more information contact

Free for young people who need art as a creative outlet


Wilde About Arts will explore film, photography and visual arts on a termly basis. Each term, the class will work together on a project. Team work, togetherness, creativity and expression will be at the heart of this new class.

Are you an aspiring young artist? Using a range of artists and designers as our inspiration, we will explore a variety of artistic styles. Each session will focus on different media, from 3D clay work, acrylic painting, to pencil illustrations.

Get involved in everything from organising children’s performance festivals to local band/comedy nights and everything else in between. Collect an application from the Box Office.

Make Your Mark Teen 12yrs+

Eleven Nineteen 11–19yrs

Kate Legg

Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July 7–9pm

Sat 29 April,13, 27 May, 10, 24 June 11.30am–2.30pm £95, Members £91

These sessions will focus on art outside of the school classroom, and take inspiration from a range of artists and designers. Each session will focus on different media, from large scale 3D work, to abstract art and acrylic painting. Little Explorers 18mths–5yrs


£1 per session

Be Different. A youth club for creative people. Music, drama, dance, spray painting, filmmaking,.. the are no limits. Take part in a different 2-hour-long workshop every week for just £1. Led by industry professionals. No need to book in advance. ‘I don’t know what I’d do on a Friday without 11-19’  participant

Deepa Robinson – The Creative Station

Mini Professors

Fri 28 April – Fri 30 June 10–11am

Victoria Burrows

£65, Members £63

Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July

Little Explorers art classes provide the perfect solution for all your child’s creative needs. Spark their imaginations and help develop their early learning skills through fun, educational creative activities. For more information on Little Explorers go to SHP website or email tutor at deeparobinson@

2–3yrs · 9.30–10.10am 2½–3½yrs · 10.30–11.10am 3–5yrs · 11.30am–12.10pm

£62.10, £46.50 for the 2nd sibling

This fantastic class will introduce your child to the exciting world of science. Taught through handson experiments, bespoke video and storytelling, we discover new topics each week.

Dance Street Dance Energy Juniors 8–16yrs Alan Cunningham Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 4–5.30pm £45, Members £40

Locking, breaking, body popping and some smooth footwork will be covered in this course.

Parents of children under 18yrs must complete a registration form on behalf of their child. An online form is available at forms/3xxNMSscVF All children under 12yrs must be dropped off/picked up by a parent/guardian. Course tutors are subject to change. South Hill Park is approved and recommended by – a sign of value and quality.

to book visit  · CW7

adult courses Tai Chi – Chen Style

Just Jhoom – The Bollywood Workout!

Classical/Contemporary Dance Class

Sat 29 April – Sat 8 July 10.30am–12.30pm

Alexandra Morgan-John

Di Ruddick

Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 7.45–8.45pm

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 2.20–3.20pm

£77, Conc £75, Members £72

£57, Conc £55, Members £52


Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 12.30–1.30pm

Inspired by the glitz and the glamour of Bollywood films, Just Jhoom! is the first and only accredited Bollywood dancefitness programme in the UK.

This class includes ballet and contemporary dance techniques; it is a strength building dance class with a difference. Opportunity to do festival performance work.

Tap Plus

Over 50s Strictly Dance

Trina Caspary

Di Ruddick

Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 6.45–7.45pm

Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July 1–2pm OR 2–3pm

£62, Conc £60, Members £57

£5 pay-as-you-go

Tap is the original Jazz dance and anyone at any age can start tapping. Tap or hard-soled shoes required.

This class is a great combination of non-partner dance styles ranging from Latin and salsa to soft shoe, cabaret and many more. The music and relaxed atmosphere is invigorating making you feel good. Both classes are a great opportunity to improve fitness and develop flexibility, have fun and meet new friends.

Steve Large

£50, Conc £48, Members £45

A martial art, designed to help improve your general health and enjoyment through soft flowing exercises and sequences breathing, meditation and visualisation. Dance Beginners Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 6–7pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

This class is aimed at those who are absolute ballet beginners. Elementary Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 7–8pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

Contemporary Dance John Darvell Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July Beginners 6–7.15pm £59, Conc £57, Members £54 Intermediate & advanced 7.15–8.45pm £61, Conc £59, Members £56

A great way to develop the core skills and styles of contemporary dance including technique travelling exercise and routines.

Intermediate Show Tap (West End/Broadway)

Choreographic Performance Group


Chloe Collins Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 8–9.30pm

John Darvell

£65, Conc £63, Members £60

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 8.45–9.45pm

This class is aimed at those who are looking to progress their technique at a comfortable speed. Advanced Ballet

This course is for experienced dancers with a background in ballet. It offers a higher level of technique. Street Dance Energy Alan Cunningham

£59, Conc £57, Members £50

Get in shape while locking, breaking, body popping and learning some smooth footwork.

Sat 29 April – Sat 8 July 6.30–7.30pm

Join West End dance mistress Amanda Bishop for an intermediate tap class that will take your skills to the next level.

For student with a sound technical ability who wishes to further develop their performance skills and would like the opportunity to perform.

Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 5.40–6.40pm £50, Members £47

Amanda Bishop

JOINT CLASS DEAL Join Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Performance Group get one course half-price

CW6  ·  box office 01344 484123

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

adult courses Introduction to 3D Printing: Jewellery and Silversmithing

Piano Mixed Ability

Blues Jam

Juliet Bruce

Every Wednesday 7.30–9pm

Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 11am–1pm


Jess Noble

£80, Conc £74, Members £70.50

Thu 4 May – Thu 6 July 2.30–4.30pm This course will run through half-term

An hour-long class taught in a group of four with 15-minute sessions on the piano per student. Emphasis is on enjoyment. Please contact Juliet Bruce on before enrolling to discuss your needs for this course.

Opportunity to develop and join in live gigs. This is not an acoustic session. All instruments and vocalists welcome.


£160, Conc £156, Members £152

Students will learn basic skills and techniques necessary to complete a piece of jewellery using CAD software and 3D Printing with the option to order precious metal casts of their design. Also see 3D Finishing workshop on page CW9. Digital Photography: The Next Level Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 8 June – Thu 6 July 7.30–9.30pm £125, Conc £121, Members £117

If you’ve covered the basics and you know what the buttons do, maybe it’s time to take your photography to the next level. This is an intermediate course designed for people who are familiar with photography and are interested in improving their skills and working on more advanced techniques and approaches. Astrophotography, high dynamic range photography, high speed photography and studio photography techniques are just some of the topics covered.

Beginners Piano Elliot Harrison Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 5–7pm £145, Conc £138, Members £131

Learn the basics of the piano on keyboard in this simple to follow course. Sessions run for 60 minutes. One-to-one Piano Elliot Harrison Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 3.30–5pm OR 7–9pm £155, Conc £148, Members £140

30-minute sessions. This course provides personalised sessions tailored to suit your needs from novice or experienced players.

One-to-one Singing Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 5–10pm 30-minute slots £115

A great class for beginners. Learn the fundamental singing technique and improve your voice. Grow in confidence and learn to sing your favourite songs. All ages welcome.

Please note all dance classes and holistic and alternative exercise classes and courses are run subject to a minimum number of participants. All courses and classes must be paid for prior to the date of the first class. Pilates Matwork Tina Berry and Amanda Gibson Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 9.40–10.55am OR 11am–12.15pm £69, Conc £67, Members £64

Gentle controlled movement patterns, with breathing and core control to increase the body’s strength and flexibility and relax those tight over-worked muscles. Yoga Gabriella Rees Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 8–9.30pm

Ukulele Club

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 6.15–7.45pm

Tabitha Baines Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 6–7pm OR 7.15–8.15pm £45


Holistic and Alternative Exercise

Join the Ukulele Club at South Hill Park with Tabitha Baines. You will learn all of the chords and techniques you need and start learning songs instantly.

£66, Conc £64, Members £61

Relaxation, stress relief, an improved posture and muscle tone as well as a healthy mind and body are all benefits of a regular yoga class.

Park Singers Alison Horriben Sun 30 April – Sun 9 July 7.30pm onwards £85, Conc £78, Members £75

This course is for solo singers of all ages. Help will be given on presentation and technique.

to book visit  · CW5

adult courses Stained Glass Caroline Loveys Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 7–9.30pm Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 1.30–4pm Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 10am–12.30pm OR 1.30–4pm Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July 10am–12.30pm £140, Conc £138, Members £133

Explore the exciting craft of stained glass, under expert tuition. You will learn the techniques required to create your own panels or three-dimensional pieces. No previous experience necessary. Make a Quilt Simone McGee Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 10am–12noon OR 1–3pm £80, Conc £78, Members £77

Learn how to make a quilt using traditional patchwork designs such as tumbling blocks, grandmother’s fan and log cabin.


Certain materials such as silver, clay and printmaking paper can be purchased from the studio. Firing fees apply for ceramics courses.

Printmaking – Artists Access Open Access Residents: Catherine Guy-Murrell, Ros Ingham & Trish Roberts Tue 2 May – 29 Aug 10am–3.30pm 4h drop-in during this time-frame

Open Access Jewellery & Silversmithing

Digital Media Digital Photography

Open Access Resident Mel Goodbun Every Thu 10am–1pm OR 1.30–4.30pm

Kate Legg

Open Access Technicians Sat 29 April – Sat 8 July 10am – 1pm

Mon 24 April – 19 June 7.30–9.30pm NB no class on 29 May

£12.50, Members £10.50 per session

£160, Conc £156, Members £152

These untutored sessions are offered for experienced jewellers and silversmiths. To see if you would be eligible to attend these sessions, please contact the Silversmithing studio on 01344 416238.

Designed for beginners who want to develop their skills with a digital camera beyond ‘point and shoot’ photography and move away from ‘auto mode’. Course covers camera functionality, composition, lighting, black and white and manual controls.

Ceramics Open Access Open Access Resident Martin White

Art: Digital meets Traditional

Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 7–9pm

Russell Turner

£9 per session

Weds 26 April – 5 July 7.30–9.30pm NB no class on 31 May

An untutored session for experienced ceramicists to carry on with their work. Please call our Ceramic Artist in Residence on 01344 416214 to discuss eligibility if you are not a regular student. Drop Stitch Every third Wednesday in the month 7.30–10pm

£160, Conc £156, Members £152

Get creative as we explore how some of the more traditional methods of producing art can be combined with new technology. We’ll explore different methods of digitising, montaging, combining images; drawn, painted, photographed or scanned to create a final piece of artwork.


Drop Stitch knitting sessions are FREE and new members are welcome. Advanced knitters in the group will be available to help with knitting problems. Please contact Sandra Welfare on 07879 850294 for further information.

Last Sunday of the month Sun 30 April, 28 May, 25 June, 30 July 11am–3pm £20

Untutored sessions for experienced printmakers. Please contact Heather Upton on 01344 416255 if you are not a regular student.

CW4  ·  box office 01344 484123

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

adult courses Ceramics Regulars

Sculpting in Clay

Further Fun with Oils

Carole Thompson

Carole Thompson

Harriet Brittaine

Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 7–9.30pm

Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 10am–12.30pm

Mon 24 April – Mon 26 June 1–3pm

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

A class for developing your skills and improving your oil painting further, including two weeks with a life model.

£136, Conc £134, Members £129 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

This course is perfect for those who want to explore ceramics. Carole will guide you through different techniques to produce individual pieces.

A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Carole will help you create a range of decorative sculptures using a variety of techniques and finishes. This course is for all abilities.

£118, Conc £116, Members £113

Life Drawing in Colour – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine

Ceramics – beginners/improvers

Drawing and Painting

Artist in Residence Karen Marks

Caroline Crawford

Tue 25 April – Tue 11 July 10.30am–1pm NB no class Tue 6 June

Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 7.30–9.30pm

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

£115, Conc £113, Members £109

A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Inspiring sessions with expert tuition, aimed at those wishing to improve their skills. Students will work on set projects covering a variety of subjects and materials.

Harriet Brittaine

Drawing and Painting for Beginners

Working from professional life models, develop your skills with exploring various colour mediums.

This course is for beginners or improvers to help each student explore, experiment and develop their skills to create individual ceramic pieces. Creative with Clay – mixed abilities Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sat 29 April – Sat 8 July 10am–12.30pm £136, Conc £134, Members £129 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

This workshop is designed for beginners or those returning to ceramics, this mixed ability workshop will focus on a range of projects including coiling, slab building, decoration, glazing and throwing.

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 7.30–9.30pm

Caroline Crawford Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 4–6pm £115, Conc £113, Members £109

Drawing and painting for beginners with expert tuition. For Melanie’s courses contact her on 07919 493851 at or to discuss suitability before booking. Get Confident with Oils Melanie Paice/Harriet Brittaine

Ceramics – improvers/advanced

Mon 24 April – Mon 29 June 10am–12noon

Artist in Residence Karen Marks

£118, Conc £116, Members £113

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 7–9.30pm

Explore materials and techniques in a relaxed and creative environment to enable you to have fun and produce confident paintings.

£136, Conc £134, Members £129 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work.

This course is for students who have tried pottery before who want to develop and improve their techniques further.

Tue 25 April – Tue 27 June 10am–12.30pm Class runs on Tue 30 May

Life Drawing Morning – beginners/intermediate Fri 28 April – Fri 30 June 10am–12.30pm Class runs on Fri 2 June £138, Conc £136, Members £131

Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 25 April – Tue 27June 1.30–4pm Class runs on Tue 30 May £138, Conc £136, Members £131

Working from professional life models, explore a variety of observational drawing techniques, investigating line, tone and texture. Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – beginners/intermediate Harriet Brittaine Fri 28 April – Fri 30 June 1.30–4pm Class runs on Fri 2 June £138, Conc £136, Members £131

See details for Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/ advanced above. For any of Harriet’s courses contact her at hbrittaine@ to discuss suitability before booking.

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Adult courses Full details Term Mon 24 April – Sun 9 July  Half-term Mon 29 May – Sun 4 June Beading for Beginners 

Arts & Craft Courses Certain materials such as silver, clay and printmaking paper can be purchased from the studio. Firing fees apply for ceramics courses. Jewellery & Silversmithing New Artist in Residence Jess Noble

Jane Holmes

Introduction to Printmaking for Beginners

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 7–9pm

Artist in Residence Heather Upton

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

Sat 29 April – Sat 8 July 10am–2pm

Learn a new beading technique each week with tutor Jane Holmes. Tools and beads are provided and included in the cost of the course. Jane’s beading works will be on display in the Mansion.

£203, Conc £201, £199 members


Learn basic monotype, relief and etching techniques with our expert artist in residence. Printmaking paper and plates are not included but can be purchased from the studio.

Mon 24 April – Mon 10 July 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm OR 7–9.30pm

Crocheting for Beginners

Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 7–9.30pm

Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July 1–3pm

Wednesday Printmaking – for all levels of experience

£85 Conc £84, Members £83

New Artist in Residence Baisa Gorska

Learn the basic crochet techniques, including reading a pattern, granny squares, 3D items and fancy stitches. Suitable for complete beginners, no experience necessary, materials provided.

Wed 26 April – Wed 12 July 10am–2.30pm NB no class on Wed 24 May

New Artist in Residence Fenella Watson Tue 25 April – Tue 4 July 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm Wed 26 April – Wed 5 July 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm £132, Conc £130, Members £125 Tools are provided. Silver can be purchased in class

Students will learn a variety of metalworking skills and processes enabling them to design and make their own jewellery and silverware. Suitable for all levels. Jewellery & Silversmithing for Beginners

For any of Heather’s courses, please contact her on 07971 757356 to discuss suitability before booking for the first time.


Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July 10am–12.30pm Tools are provided. Silver can be purchased in class

See details for Jewellery & Silversmithing above.

For those who wish to pursue their own work in progress with guidance and feedback or explore different techniques with our artist in residence. Introduction to Screen Printing


New Artist in Residence Baisa Gorska

Artist in Residence Heather Upton Thu 27 April – Thu 6 July 6.30–9.30pm

£239, Conc £237, Members £235

£155, Conc £153, Members £151

Learn basic monotype, relief, intaglio and etching techniques to create your own unique prints. You will familiarise yourself with the printmaking equipment and tools and how to use them safely and effectively.

£132, Conc £130, Members £125

£239, Conc £237, Members £235

Mon 24 April – Mon 17 July 10am–2.30pm NB no class on Mon 22 May

Printmaking for Beginners

New Artist in Residence Fenella Watson

Introduction to 3D Printing: Jewellery & Silversmithing See page CW5


Alessandra Rutili


An introduction to basic screen printing. Get hands on experience learning how to make your own screens. Develop stencil and drawing methods of printing on different surfaces. Printmaking – improvers/advanced Artist in Residence Heather Upton Fri 28 April – Fri 7 July 10am–2.30pm £239, Conc £237, Members £235

This course offers advanced students the chance to pursue their own work with artistic and technical feedback from our expert tutor.

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