Half a Sixpence - USA/Canada ONLY


Beverley Cross & David Heneker

Published by Dramatic Publishing

1 Female

This delightful musical was a smashing success in London and then ran nearly two years at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway

The time is the turn of the century and the place is an attractive seaside resort in the south of England ...

Young Kipps and his fellow apprentices work for a businessman whose tightfistedness inspires the song, "All in the Cause of Economy"

Kipps' main concern is his girl Ann, to whom he gives half a sixpence as a lover's token. At this happy moment, they sing the lilting title song. Their romance is upset when Kipps suddenly inherits a large fortune and is swept away by new friends

Asked what he'll do with his fortune, Kipps sings an exciting song entitled "Money to Burn." As he is about to marry a society girl, he encounters his first girl and she offers him back the half sixpence

Kipps comes to a maturity out of his true love and finds both happiness and himself

Script only - Multiple simple sets - Orchestration available On Hire

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