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KIPPS - The New Half A Sixpence Musical

presented by The Sainsbury Singers

15 May 2024-18 May 2024

Flash, Bang, Wallop! What a musical!

The award-winning company, The Sainsbury Singers, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh, presents Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical — 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.

Secure your seats at a great price…

•    4 for 3 on opening night
•    10% off for groups of 10 or more

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British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performance

The Friday evening performance will be presented with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation throughout, delivered by an interpreter positioned on the right side of the performers when looking towards the stage.