Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence
The story of how inheriting a fortune can confuse everything you thought you knew about life.

Kipps and Ann were childhood friends. When they were parted as children, Kipps cut a sixpence in half and told Ann to look at it whenever she missed him. Years later, Kipps is working as an apprentice in a draper’s shop in Folkestone. Ann arrives in the town, looking for him. They meet and re-kindle their childhood friendship. Then everything changes. Kipps meets Chitterlow – an eccentric actor/playwright – and finds out that he has inherited a fortune. He leaves the shop and is drawn into high society. He meets and falls in love with Helen Walsingham. They get engaged but Ann finds out before Kipps has a chance to tell her. She tells him that she never wants to see him again and is furious and upset at how he has treated her. But Kipps isn’t happy in high society and with the changes it forces upon him. After a showdown with Helen’s tyrannical mother, Mrs Walsingham, he calls off the engagement with Helen, realising it is Ann he loves, and he begs Ann to take him back. She does and they marry and start a new life with Kipps’ fortune. But all is not well. Ann just wants a simple life without all the trappings that Kipps’ money has brought with it. The money just causes rows between them. It looks as though their marriage won’t survive until Kipps learns that his financial adviser, Helen’s brother, has speculated all his money away and there is nothing left. Kipps and Ann are reconciled, realising that all that matters is that they have each other. In a surprising twist, Kipps comes into money again, but this time he realises that love is more important and has been all along.

This is the version of HALF A SIXPENCE which Bill Kenwright toured across the UK in 2007/2008. It has all the familiar storylines and characters of the original show but has been re-imagined for today’s audience with additional scenes, bigger roles for some of the supporting characters, more pace and more humour. The chorus has as much if not more involvement as in the original show and there are many new minor roles to give chorus members an opportunity to shine. If you are a smaller society, these minor roles can be doubled so that the show can be played with either a small or large cast.

There are nine new musical numbers, all with music by David Heneker but all with new lyrics. The new songs draw either upon songs already in the show or are songs cut from the original show or are taken from David Heneker’s existing song catalogue. They include a big ballad for Kipps in Act Two called “What Should I Feel?” which garnered huge praise from many reviewers of the show during its UK tour and brought the house down most nights, and a terrific new set-piece finale to Act One, “The Cricket Match”.

Concert Selections for KIPPS - The New Half A Sixpence Musical

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

Pricing

Amateur
£60.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance
Extra performances are £30.00 per performance per song
Extra months are £15.00 per month per song

Professional
£125.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance
Extra performances are £62.50 per performance per song
Extra months are £31.25 per performance per song

Pricing is for individual songs only. Pricing for orchestral suites and other items is available by contacting us directly.

  • "I LOVE YOU" SONG
    From
    25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    William Finn
    Lyrics by
    William Finn
    Instrumentation
    4 Piano-Conductor Scores, Reed (Oboe, Alto Sax), Synthesizer, Percussion, Cello
  • 9 TO 5
    From
    9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • A MUSICAL
    From
    SOMETHING ROTTEN!
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Lyrics by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Hochman
    Arranged by
    Glen Kelly
  • A PLACE CALLED HOME
    From
    CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    ALAN MENKEN
    Lyrics by
    LYNN AHRENS
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 7 Viola, 17 Violin, 1 Drum, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 1 Keyboard1,1 keyboard2, 6 Piano Conductor Scores, 2 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3,1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3
  • ABBONDANZA
    From
    MOST HAPPY FELLA, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    7 min 25 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn 1&2, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Vocal Score, 3 Chorus books
  • ACID QUEEN
    From
    TOMMY, THE WHO'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • ACT 2 FINALE - PART 4 ("INTO THE WOODS")
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    3 min 50 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    JONATHAN TUNICK
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 2 Horns, 1 Piano, 1 Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet)1 Reed 3 (Bassoon), 1 Synthesizer, 1 Trumpet in C, 1 Bb Trumpet (opt), 7 Viola, 17 Violin, 3 Percussion, 1 Piano, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score, 25 Chorus Books
  • ADELAIDE'S LAMENT
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 2 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor
  • ADVENTURES OF A ZOO
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Type
    SYMPHONIC COMPOSITION (WITH NARRATION)
    Arranged for
    NARRATOR
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    23 min 20 sec
    Music by
    KLEINSINGER, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    TRIPP, PAUL
    Instrumentation
    1 Oboe 1, 1 Oboe 2, 1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet 2(in B), 2 Bassoon 1&2, 1 Clarinet 1(in Bb), 1 Tuba, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Horn 1(in F), 1 Horn 2(in F), 1 Horn 3(in F), 1 Horn 4(in F), 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Narrator, 1 Fullscore
  • AGONY
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALES VOICES
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    3 min 39 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Synth, 1 Piano, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Conductor Score, 2 Chorus books
  • AGONY (REPRISE)
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AH, MISS
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Celli, 1 Organ, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 4 Piano Conductor Scores, 3 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 2 Trumpets, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • AH, SWEET MYSTERY / FALLING IN LOVE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    7 min 10 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 1 Drums, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 2 Percussion, 1 Piano, 1 Reed 1 (Flute), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet & Flute), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet), 1 Reed 4 (Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 3 Piano Vocal, 1 Full Score
  • AIN'T IT GOOD
    From
    CHILDREN OF EDEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Am
    Estimated duration
    6 min 53 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    Instrumentation
    1 Bass, 2 Guitars, 1 Drums, 2 Percussion, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 20 Piano-Conductor Score, 1 Full Score
  • ALDOLPHO
    From
    DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Lisa Lambert
    Greg Morrison
    Lyrics by
    Lisa Lambert
    Greg Morrison
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Blank
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 3 (Piccolo, Clarinet, Tenor Sax), Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax), 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Drums, Percussion, Bass. Your rental set will also include 3 Piano-Conductor Scores.
  • ALL THE WASTED TIME
    From
    PARADE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    7 min 21 sec
    Music by
    JASON ROBERT BROWN
    Lyrics by
    JASON ROBERT BROWN
    Orchestrated by
    DON SEBESKY & JASON ROBERT BROWN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute/Piccolo, 2 Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 4 Horn, 2 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 2 Percussion, 1 Timpani, 1 Guitar, 1 Piano, (8) Violin I,(8) Violin II, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass. Your materials will also include 1 Full Score.
  • ALWAYS STARTING OVER
    From
    IF/THEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • ANATEVKA
    From
    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Fm
    Estimated duration
    5 min 10 sec
    Music by
    BOCK, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    HARNICK, SHELDON
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Accordian, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • AND THIS IS MY BELOVED
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    7 min 23 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 1 Vibes, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 4 Chorus books
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE
    From
    COMPANY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE (Plus optional Vocal Minority, 4 females)
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    3 min 58 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Piccolo), Reed 2 (Flute), Reed 3 (Flute), Reed 4 (Oboe), Reed 5 (Clarinet), 2 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Percussion, Guitar (Electric), Piano, (16) Violins, (6) Cello, Bass, Vocal Minority (optional). You rental set will also include 2 Piano-Conductor Scores and 1 Full Score.
  • ANOTHER NIGHT
    First Performance Fee:
    $0
    Each Additional Performance:
    $0
  • ANY MOMENT
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Full Score, 5 Bass, 6 Celli, 2 Horns, 4 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Piano3 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Synthesizer, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
    From
    ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    5 min 38 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 2 Cello A, 2 Cello B, 2 Cello C, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Timp, Triangle), 1 Accordian, 2 Piano Conductor
  • ANYWHERE I WANDER
    From
    HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Frank Loesser
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (F#)
    From
    OLIVER!, LIONEL BART'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (F)
    From
    OLIVER!, LIONEL BART'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (G)
    From
    OLIVER!, LIONEL BART'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AS WE STUMBLE ALONG
    From
    DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • ASCOT GAVOTTE
    From
    MY FAIR LADY, LERNER AND LOEWE'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • ASSASSINS SUITE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Estimated duration
    0 sec

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