Kipps: The New Half A Sixpence - A Music and Drama Group Production

thu18jul7:30 pmthu10:00 pmKipps: The New Half A Sixpence - A Music and Drama Group Production11 - 20 Jul7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event Type Theatre

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s Music and Drama Group are delighted to be able to present this fantastic show as their summer musical this year.

With the book, originally by HG Wells, updated for the stage by Julian Fellows and the stage version rearranged by Cameron Macintosh, what could be more joyous?

Kipps is an orphan working as a draper’s assistant in Folkestone, for the strict owner Mr Shalford. Kipps is charming and hard working but also enjoys his fun and dreams of happiness with enough money to marry his childhood sweetheart Ann Pornick. When he unexpectedly comes into money he attempts to better himself rather disastrously, meeting and falling for the well born Helen Walsingham.

Between Ann and Helen, Arthur Kipps doesn’t know which way to turn. How will he find himself again after such a confusing passage in his life? The show has some memorable and toe tapping songs in it such as ‘Pick Out a Simple Tune’, ‘If The Rain’s Gotta Fall’, ‘Half a Sixpence’ and of course ‘Flash Bang Wallop’.

What better way to spend a Summer evening? Come and have a Flash, Bang, Wallop of a time!

Tickets: Adults £15, Members & Friends £12.50, under 18s £10. Age 8+

Based on the HG Wells novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’ and the original musical by Beverley Cross and David Heneker. Original songs by David Heneker. Book by Julian Fellows, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, orchestration by William David Brohn and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI. See



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