Last year, Lily-May Marshall impressed West End & Broadway singing sensation

Kerry Ellis winning the chance to open the show at Tonbridge Castle... 


This year... could it be YOU?

For your chance to impress Kerry Ellis and to open 'A Night at the Musicals' at Tonbridge Castle, all you need to do is film and upload your Musical Theatre audition to YouTube and enter all your details into the form below. Make sure you follow all of the rules below to ensure that your entry will qualify... Our top 20 entries will also be chosen to perform in a cabaret-style showcase at the EM Forster Theatre in Tonbridge! Good Luck!


The winner of 'The Rising Star Competition 2020' will also win a signed programme, two free tickets to the show for your family and a 1-1 rehearsal with the producers!



This competition is open to anyone aged 7-18 on the day of your submission.

You MUST have your parent's/guardian's permission to enter and you MUST also provide a valid email address. 

You must only submit one video audition. Anything submitted after your first video will not be registered.

There must only be you in the video singing a SOLO Musical Theatre song. No duos or groups are allowed.

The video you submit must have been filmed within the last 6 months and should be at least 2 minutes in length.

Your voice must not have been altered in any way through editing software, nor should your recording be to a professional standard. We would like a basic, yet clear video to represent your raw talent helping us to make a fair and honest decision!

The top 20 favourites will feature in a showcase (EM Forster Studio Theatre) with the winner headlining at the performance. Each person will have the chance to sing solo, a duet/small group number and partake in a couple of ensemble songs. A rehearsal will be arranged before the performance (TBC) for the producers to work with everyone and to put the show together. 



If you are entering the competition, please ensure you are available on Sunday 5th July 2020 from 5PM onwards for a sound check prior to performance. If you are under 18, you must ensure you are accompanied by an adult for the duration. 

There will only be ONE WINNER and the song to be performed at the show will be decided between the event organisers and the winner, which will be sung to a backing track.

The winner will be announced no later than two weeks before the performance (Sunday 21st June 2020) and contacted by email.

This competition will close on Thursday 21st May 2020. 

By entering this competition, you agree that you are available on the day of the show and are happy for us to share your video and your name with the public. You agree to feature in local press coverage if such became an option and are happy for your performance on Sunday 5th July 2020 to be filmed.

ALL of the entries will be watched by the event organisers and narrowed down to their 5 favourites. These 5 auditions will be sent to  Musical Theatre legend, Kerry Ellis who will make the final decision on who performs at Tonbridge Castle - With the top five finalists appearing in our "Night at the Musicals" Souvenir Brochure available to purchase at the show.




Bringing together the very best of entertainment to Tonbridge town and the Castle grounds as part of Tonbridge Music Weekend and beyond! Giving the chance for local talent to shine and the chance for locals to have great performances right on their doorstep!

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Bravo Productions (12293116)

Tyler House, 58-66 Morley Road,

Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1RA