5 - 10 Jul

The New Half a Sixpence Musical | Original Songs by David Heneker | Book by Julian Fellowes | New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe


5 - 10 Jul

Mountview by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh presents Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical

Based on the H.G. Wells novel “KIPPS: The Story of a Simple Soul” and the original musical by Beverley Cross and David Heneker
Orchestrations by William David Brohn
Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh

Director Stephen Jameson
Musical Director Andrew Hilton
Choreographer Emma Woods
Set and Costume Designer PJ McEvoy
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Sound Designer
Matt McKenzie

When orphan and simple soul Arthur Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, everything he thought he knew about life is turned upside down. This adaptation of H.G Wells’ novel by Julian Fellowes returns the much beloved original musical by Beverley Cross and David Heneker to its literary roots, complimented by new music and lyrics from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Recently produced by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Kipps proved to be a roaring success both at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Performed by Mountview’s Third Year BA Performance – Musical Theatre students.

Booking Info


Closed performances for academic assessment:
Mon 5 - Sat 10 July


Mountview Theatre

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