Kilworth House Theatre
Tuesday 24th May – Sunday 3rd July 2022
19th July – 28th August 2022
‘Half A Sixpence’ is the delightful British musical comedy packed with exuberant choreography, a myriad of mirth, colourful costumes and show-stopping numbers including ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop!’, ‘Money to Burn’ and of course ‘Half A Sixpence’.
Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century, is a charming but ordinary young man who, along with his fellow apprentices, dreams of a better and more fulfilling world. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Helen is always there with helpful hints on how Arthur could improve himself and make his life richer and more meaningful, if only he would believe in himself, and listen to her. Undoubtedly both young women love Arthur – but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.
This new Award-winning stage version, inspired by HG Wells’ semi-autobiographical book Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is a completely fresh adaptation for the modern age and a charming tale with a happy ending that will delight audiences both young and old!
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Theatre tickets (and any dining options) can also be booked via the Box Office on 01858 881939 (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm)
Why not take time out to enjoy the luxurious facilities at Kilworth House Hotel.
Theatre breaks are available Tuesday to Sunday inclusive of pre-theatre dinner served in the Hotel, tickets for the show and bed and breakfast in a Garden Room.
Theatre Breaks ONLY can be booked direct with the Hotel on 01858 881805 (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm). Full payment is required on booking.
For further information on Kilworth House Hotel, visit www.kilworthhouse.co.uk
Why not stay the night:
Make your evening extra special and complete your Kilworth Experience with a relaxing night’s sleep and full English breakfast the following morning.
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