The New Half a Sixpence Musical 29 May 2023 - 2 Jun 2023
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Presented by BROS Theatre Company 

FLASH, BANG, WALLOP! BROS Theatre Company presents Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical this May – a fresh, fun and energetic romp set against the backdrop of a turn-of-the-century seaside town. 

In a timeless story of money, class and love, we meet Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at Shalford’s Bazaar in Folkestone in the early 1900s. He is a charming but ordinary young man who, along with his fellow apprentices, dreams of a better and more fulfilling life. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew.  

As well as delivering classic numbers from the original stage show, Kipps revisits H.G. Wells’ semi-autobiographical novel to refresh the story for a modern-day audience and highlight some of the important social changes going on at the time. 

The result is an infectious, joyous journey, filled with musical favourites such as ‘Rain’s Got To Fall’ and the riotous ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop’ as well as new, boardwalk-tapping numbers. A timeless yet contemporary production perfect for all the family and guaranteed to leave you smiling all the way home.  

BROS Theatre Company by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh presents KIPPS THE NEW HALF A SIXPENCE MUSICAL Based on the H.G. 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 Fellowes New Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Orchestrations by William David Brohn Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe