Half a Sixpence: Musical Info & Synopsis


Half a Sixpence or (Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical) follows the adventures of Arthur Kipps, an ordinary young man who unexpectedly comes into wealth. As Arthur navigates his newfound fortune, he grapples with the challenges of societal expectations and the complexities of his romantic relationships. Half a Sixpence is a celebration of self-discovery, love, and the pursuit of happiness – it’s a rags to riches reminder of the importance of staying true to oneself.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1900s / England

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: David Heneker

Additional Music (KIPPS): George Stiles, Anthony Drewe

Book: Beverley Cross

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1965)➝

London Cast (2017)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing (Half a Sixpence): Music Theatre International➝

Licensing (KIPPS): Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1960s, Based on a Book, British, Rom-Com

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