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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. We are booked into the theatre for 30th March - 2nd April 2022 and look forward to getting back to rehearsals on 2nd November 2021.


Director & Choreographer: Jeanette Wallis

Assistant: Maria Berry

Musical Director:  Ella Ingram



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!




Things have moved on since our 2020 cast so we will be looking for some principles and 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

Sue Wootton

Cindy Dobberson

Natalie McCalla

Charlotte Smith


KIPPS Audition Form

Cast 2020

KIPPS Poster