Half A Sixpence

14 - 17 June 2017, Annex Theatre Southampton

A musical based on the novel "Kipps" by H G Wells. Book by Beverley Cross. Music and lyrics by David Heneker.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weienbeger LTD.

LOpSoc are putting on a performance of the vibrant and energetic musical 'Half a Sixpence' in June 2017. Unfortunately our non-auditioned chorus is now closed, but we hope you can join us in the next academic year!

The play opens in Shalford’s Drapery Emporium where Kipps works and lives as an apprentice draper. Ann, Kipps’ childhood sweetheart, is in service so they don't get much chance to see each other. Kipps thinks that a lover’s token might help the romance, but the next day brings news that is to change his life. He is marched off to join his woodwork class run by Helen Walsingham. Ann is cross and walks out on him just before he learns that he has inherited a fortune. Spurred on by his new social standing Kipps proposes to Helen, but her family pressure makes him realise that Ann is his first and real love. Kipps and Ann marry but his yearning to maintain his social standing creates problems between them...

Principal cast:

Arthur Kipps: Maciek Shasha
Ann: Ella Sabine
Helen: Lucia Watts
Sid: Ben Walker
Buggins: Philip Needle
Pearce: David Child
Flo: Megan Warinton
Victoria: Damie Oladebo
Kate: Sophie Blundell
Chitterlow: Billy Boulton
Mrs Walsingham: Rhiannon Creffield
Young Walsingham: Barnaby Wilson
Mr Shalford: Jamie Lumsden
Laura: Robyn Hunt
Gwendolin: Katie Giles
Jeremiah: Isaac Treuherz
Deck chair attendant: Patrick Edwards
Photographer: Tom Pell



Production Team

Directors: Venetia Matthews & Nadia Fundell
Assistant Director: Abigail Smith
Musical Directors: Natasha Bennetts & Emma Paull
Assistant Musical Director: Amy Wardle
Choreography: Victoria Howard-Andrews & Emily Gray
Creative Producer: Isaac Treuherz
Publicity Producer: Patrick Edwards
Wardrobe: Guillemette Rident & Michelle McInnes

Tech crew: Stage Technician's Society (StageSoc)