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Half a Sixpence - The Kilworth House Theatre

Half a Sixpence - The Kilworth House Theatre

‘Half A Sixpence’ is the delightful British musical comedy packed with show-stopping numbers including Flash, Bang, Wallop!, Money to Burn and of course Half A Sixpence.

"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!

 

BEFORE THE SHOW

 

PRE THEATRE DINING IN THE ORANGERY

Built in 1880 the Orangery Restaurant at Kilworth House Hotel is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture - painstakingly restored to its former glory.

 

Commencing at 12.00 Noon - £28.00 per person

The excellent 3 course pre-theatre menu includes a choice of four delicious dishes for each course followed by coffee and petit fours.

 

 

PICNIC

There is something quintessentially British about picnics. At Kilworth House a special area is set aside for those who want to bring their own food. Adjacent to the theatre and overlooking the lake, rustic tables and chairs are laid out on the lawns for theatre guests to enjoy a pre-theatre picnic in the delightful grounds.

 

BARS

Access to the theatre opens one hour before each performance, and once there, guests can enjoy the facilities of the theatre bar.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Cannock The Bus Station
Cannock
Hednesford The Bus Stop Outside Tesco's Victoria Street
Hednesford
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Lichfield
Rugeley The Bus Station
Rugeley
Stafford Outside the Police Station Eastgate Street
Stafford
Tamworth Assembly Rooms Corporation Street
Tamworth
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