Our House - March 2020

Half a Sixpence - June 2010

Details

Half A Sixpence is a musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’s autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story Of A Simple Soul. The musical tells the tale of the changing fortunes of Arthur Kipps, an orphan and draper's assistant at Shalford’s Bazaar in Folkestone, Kent at the turn of the twentieth century. Kipps is an easy-going working-class lad, who is happiest with his banjo. However, when he unexpectedly inherits a fortune from an estranged grandfather, he is suddenly propelled him into high society. He catches the eye of Helen Walsingham and her money-grabbing family, who are desperate to restore their family fortune. His childhood sweetheart, Ann Pornick, is forced to watch helplessly as Helen attempts to transform Kipps into perfect husband material. Both young women undoubtedly love Kipps in their own ways but by the time he makes up his mind which one he wants; it may be too late. When he loses his money (thanks to the fraudulent behaviour of Helen’s brother, James), Kipps is reminded of his roots and where his heart truly lies.

Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th June 2010
The Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford
Cast & Creatives

CAST

Joe's Dad | Jeremy Smith

Joe Casey | Joe Bence

Sarah | Laura Maguire

Kath Casey | Chris Grove

Emmo | Dylan Poulton

Lewis | Tom Patrick

Billie | Georgia Marney

Angie | Alison Hinkson

Reecey | Russell Gillary

Mr. Pressman | Richard Sheepwash

ENSEMBLE

Helen Gillary 

Joanne Shore 

Gary Hallam 

James Watson 

John Quarm

Loretto Rider 

Maddeline Baiogun 

Brooke Woolley 

Alex Malerich 

Libby Wildego

CREATIVE TEAM

Director | Matthew Burrcombe

Musical Director | Jamie Bell

Choreographer | Lorraine Porter

Set | Scenic Projects

Lighting & Sound Design | Gareth Stevens

Costume Design | Diana Fairbairn Smith & Northern Costumiers

Props | Mo Jones

Marketing | Dylan Poulton, Russell Gillary & James Watson

Production & Headshot Photos | Chloe Jones

Trailer Filming | Alexander Banks and Vernum Broadcast

Stage Manager | Cliff Rozee

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