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Half A Sixpence
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex
Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd July 2006 
Evenings 8.00pm
, Saturday matinee 4.00pm

Music & Lyrics by David Heneker
Book by Beverley Cross
Based on the novel "Kipps" by H.G. Wells

Artwork by Jeff Short


Half a Sixpence was a hugely enjoyable show for the cast and the audiences all appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves - many saying it was our best yet!! Sadly, ticket sales couldn't match the quality of the show, as we only sold around 85%. This was very disappointing for the group, but we are all still hugely proud of the show!  

See the Cast photos by clicking here

See the Front of House photos by clicking here

Half A Sixpence revolves around Arthur Kipps, an orphan and a draper's apprentice in London at the turn of the century. He inherits a fortune and becomes engaged to an upper-class girl. He breaks this engagement to marry a working-class girl and loses his money in a crooked business scheme. David Heneker's score includes many famous numbers such as:

 If The Rain's Got To Fall Money To Burn Half A Sixpence Flash, Bang, Wallop! Economy The Party's On The House

For Havering Music Makers' 2006 production:
Director - Trevor Laver
Musical Director - Malcolm Ball
Choreographer - Allison Mason
Accompanist - Stuart Rush

Show Photos

See also our 1989 production of Half a Sixpence here

By arrangement with Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Havering Music Makers are an amateur society affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and acknowledge the support of Havering Arts Council