South London's award-winning amateur dramatics society
Performing since 1924. NODA affiliated
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. We are booked into the theatre for 30th March - 2nd April 2022 and look forward to getting back to rehearsals.
Director & Choreographer: Jeanette Wallis
Assistant: Maria Berry
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 - Joshua Stiggear
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
Photographer - Wayne Morgan-Williams