Half a Sixpence is the iconic British musical adaptation of H.G Wells’ disguised autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, based on the author’s unhappy apprenticeship as a draper at Hyde’s Drapery Emporium in Southsea. This new stage version in London’s West End is a completely fresh adaptation by Julian Fellowes, Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey.
Arthur Kipps, an orphan, is an over-worked draper’s assistant at Shalford’s Bazaar, Folkestone, at the turn of the last century. He is a charming but ordinary young man who, along with his fellow apprentices, dreams of a better and more fulfilling world. But he likes his fun, just like anyone else, except not quite. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life. Watching him wrestle with his new identity is his childhood companion and not-quite girlfriend, Ann Pornick, who sees with dismay how Arthur is being made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. She 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. Both of these young women love Arthur--there is no doubt about that--but which should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance to live the right life, you need to make the right choices.
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