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