Auditions – Sound of Music – Kilworth House

A stunning open air theatre in the heart of the thirty-eight acre Kilworth estate, this 540 seat theatre, now in it 6th season, is dedicated to large scale professional productions of musical theatre.

The theatre is the brainchild of Celia Mackay, owner of the award-winning and luxurious Kilworth House Hotel, beautifully situated amidst the rolling countryside of South Leicestershire. The theatre is protected against the elements by a magnificent sail-like canopy, as is the stage area, so that no performance need ever be cancelled because of adverse weather. Indeed their motto is “Kilworth House Theatre – where rain won’t stop play”. A state-of-the-art lighting and sound system has been installed in keeping with Celia’s intention to present professional productions and entertainment of the highest quality.

Following the huge success of the productions of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (2 seasons), OKLAHOMA!, CRAZY FOR YOU, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and THE OPERA SHOW, the next musical at Kilworth House Theatre in 2012 will be ME AND MY GIRL, followed at the end of the season by THE SOUND OF MUSIC.


Rodgers and Hammerstein were among the first writers to give children such prominent and important leading roles. The children must be spirited, with excellent energy and confidence.