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South London's award-winning amateur dramatics society

Performing since 1924.  NODA affiliated


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Kipps - the new Half a Sixpence musical

will be our next musical production at Bob Hope Theatre.  It was planned for April 2020 but we confirm due to the Covid-19 virus and the closure of theatres this has been postponed.


The cast are absolutely gutted, but all their hard work will not be in vain as it is our intention to bring you this spectacular production in October.


For those who had brought tickets, refunds will be available. If you have booked online, tickets will be refunded automatically to the card you used to make the purchase. If you booked in person or by phone via the theatre box office then please ring during box office hours to arrange a refund.





Director & Choreographer: Jeanette Wallis

Assistant: Maria Berry

Musical Director:  Meg Cave



Kipps is a reinvented musical based on the classic “Half a Sixpence” with some new songs written for the modern age. Arthur Kipps is an orphan and an over-worked draper’s assistant in Folkestone. He is a charming but ordinary young man who dreams of a better and more fulfilling world. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life.  

His childhood companion and not-quite girlfriend, Ann Pornick, sees him wrestling with his new identify and watches 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. Both of these young women love Arthur – but which should he listen to?

A toe-tapping extravaganza that will leave you smiling all the way home!



Rehearsals have started but we are always interested in more ensemble / dancers / singers.  Contact us to get involved. [email protected]




Arthur Kipps – Alastair McLeod

Ann Pornick – Sophie Sweeney

Helen Walsingham – Jo Butler

Buggins – Rory Sutherland

Sid Pornick - Ben Guindi

Pierce - to be confirmed

Flo Evans – Sabrina Bell

Chitterlow – Will Hawkes

James Walsingham – Myles Ballisat

Mrs. Walsingham – Elaine Lewis

Aunt Susan – Diane Adcock

Lady Punnet – Katrina Summerfield

Lady Dacre – Sharon Filmer

Miss Ross – Tina Torbey

Mr. Shalford – Allan Osborne

Carshott – Robin Collett

Mrs Bindo-Botting - Marian Terry

Photographe - Wayne Morgan-Williams


Maria Berry

Sue Wootton

James Sherrif

Cindy Dobberson

Natalie McCalla

Jenny Bahari

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