Poster HALF A SIXPENCE - May 1974
The play opens in Shalford's Drapery Emporium where Kipps works and lives as an apprentice draper. Ann, Kipps's childhood sweetheart, is in service so they don't get much chance to see each other.

Kipps falls for her without much hope. Ann is cross with Kipps for not meeting her 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 which are only resolved when a fortune is lost. A small fortune is offered to him ... he rejects it. "What a rum do everything is," he comments.

Broadway opening April 25 1965.

Kipps Derek Knight
Sid Pornick Tony Willcocks
Buggins Christopher Grist
Pearce Jim Packer
Mr Shalford Bill Coulstock
Flo Bates Josie Beckwith
Victoria Betty Smith
Emma Jean Brown
Kate June Evans
Mr Carshot Bill Stone
Mrs Botting Queenie Walker
Mrs Walsingham Muriel Alford
Ann Pornick Joan Rowe
Chitterlow Tony Peyton-Bruhl
Helen Walsingham Ann Peyton-Bruhl
Young Walsingham Peter Latham
Ladies of the Chorus Audrey Blow, Janet Blow, Myra Clark, Hilda Coulstock, Marian Ellerton, Pat Hazelgrove, June Jones, Myra Jones, Beth Moores, Sarah Sitch, Barbara Smith, Barbara Thwaites, Sandra Tucker, Midge Wallace, Jill Walton, Marie Willcocks
Dancers Sonia Atkinson, Daphne Barnes, Jean Brown, Sara Foster, Carole Gennings, Irene Hind, Julie John, Ann McCarter
Gentlemen of the Chorus Peter Blow, Ron Brown, Graham Bryant, Ray Cappi, Bob Cartwright, John Clark, Stephen Clark, Jim Dyer, John Golding, Denis Jones, Ed O'Keefe, Len Packer, Jerry Parkes, Jeffrey Peyton-Bruhl, Dave Rogers, Mike Walsh
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Brian Eastop
Official Accompanist Des Stone, John Evans
Stage Manager Bill Legg
Sound and Lighting Bill Goodchild, Peter Hayward
Scenic Artists Ann Peyton-Bruhl, Allan Prosser
Stage Crew Allan Prosser, Richard Hazelgrove, Duncan McClellan, Trevor Willcocks
Wardrobe Kay Packer
Properties Marian Brooks, Edna McRae
Ticket Control Vera Butler
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