Half A Sixpence

A production by LOpSoc
Half a Sixpence

A musical based on the novel "Kipps" by H G Wells

Book by Beverley Cross. Music and lyrics by David Heneker. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weienbeger LTD.

The play opens in Shalford’s Drapery Emporium where Kipps works and lives as an apprentice draper. Ann, Kipps’ childhood sweetheart, is in service so they don't get much chance to see each other. Kipps thinks that a lover’s token might help the romance, but the next day brings news that is to change his life. He is marched off to join his woodwork class run by Helen Walsingham. Ann is cross 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...

Performance dates

  • Wednesday, 14th June 2017 at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 6:30pm
  • Friday, 16th June 2017 at 6:30pm
  • Saturday, 17th June 2017 at 1:00pm
  • Saturday, 17th June 2017 at 6:30pm

The Annex

The home of SUSUPA theatrical, The Annex located on Southampton University campus and regularily hosts shows by societies such as LOpSoc, Showstoppers, Theatre Group and ComedySoc


Adult: £10
Concession: £7
PA Member: £5


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12 Performing Arts members took part in this production