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Award-winning local theatre group Milton Musical Society is staging a new production of Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical at the Regent, Christchurch from Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29th April 2023.

Kipps: The New Half A Sixpence Musical is a stage musical based on the 1905 novel Kipps by H. G. Wells and the original 1963 musical, with music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Peter Pan & Soho Cinders), and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and Heneker, featuring several of the original songs by Heneker, and book by Julian Fellowes.

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. 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 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 of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.

Performed by the award-winning Milton Musical Society, who have previously performed Chess, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oklahoma and the highly acclaimed sell out My Fair Lady. Kipps: The New Half A Sixpence features well known musical numbers such as Pick out a Simple Tune, Flash, Bang, Wallop and of course Half a Sixpence. This is the feel-good show for the entire family.

Tickets for Milton Musical Society presents: Kipps from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 20 April 2023 are on sale now at theregent.co.uk or 01202 499199

Performances:
Wed 26th April – 7.30pm
Thu 27th April – 7.30pm
Fri 28th April – 7.30pm
Sat 29th April – 2pm & 7.30pm

Ticket Prices:
Wednesday evening & Saturday matinee: £17 Full Price, £16 Concessions.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings: £18 Full Price, £17 Concessions

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