Half A Sixpence -Week 17!

What a picture! What a picture! Yes, you guessed it. It was finally the week to learn the choreography for the iconic number ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop!’

As you can see, we’ve been working on our photogenic faces and positions to get that all important group photograph. It turns out that it’s harder than we thought to get the perfect picture!

One of our favourite parts of this wonderful song are the stories that run throughout it. Here is Anne Boleyn’s last photograph just before her head ‘rolled off the block…’ You’ll have to book tickets to see the rest of the stories and we promise, you won’t be disappointed.

This number is one of the highlights of ‘Half A Sixpence’ and we’re putting all our energy into rehearsals to ensure audiences will be truly wowed. Now, we’ve got to go and work on our smiles, before the photographer has one too many drinks…

Everybody say ‘Cheese!’

Kipps: The New Half A Sixpence Musical – Poster!

Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical
Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical Poster

It gives us great pleasure to release the show poster for our February 2020 show ‘Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical’.

Tickets are available here or from our box office on 01273 307109

Performances are at the following times:

  • Thursday 27th February at 19:30
  • Friday 28th February at 19:30
  • Saturday 29th February at 14:00
  • Saturday 29th February at 19:30

No plans for how to spend your extra day this leap year? Why not treat yourself and come along to Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical. It’s going to be great!

Half A Sixpence – Week 15!

We’re officially half way through our rehearsal run and time is just whizzing by!

The challenges of Act Two are well under way and this week especially has had us all sweating bucketfuls. Dancing ‘Pick Out A Simple Tune’ has certainly been exhausting but gosh, it’s a fun number! We’ve all been working hard to isolate random body parts and play with spoons, whilst singing beautifully in harmony. I think we’re doing a grand job so far.

We also had the pleasure of revealing our poster for the show and doesn’t it look professional?! We’re so proud of the show and it’s a real treat to have a poster for the whole world to see. It’s time for everyone to book their seats before they run out!

Book your tickets before they sell out: www.barnstormers.org.uk/tickets

Kipps: The new Half a Sixpence Musical – Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Kipps: The new Half a Sixpence Musical are now available from our box office!

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling our box office on 01273 307109.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic musical, tickets are going fast, so get yours today!

Arthur Kipps, an orphan, is an over-worked draper’s assistant at Shalford’s Bazaar, Folkestone, at the turn of the last century. He is a charming but ordinary young man who, along with his fellow apprentices, dreams of a better and more fulfilling world, but he likes his fun just like any other, except not quite. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life.

Watching him wrestle with his new identity is his childhood companion and not-quite girlfriend, Ann Pornick, who sees 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, if only he would believe in himself, and listen to her. Both of these young women love Arthur – there is no doubt about that – but which should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.

This new stage version of Half A Sixpence, which returns to the H. G. Wells semi-autobiographical novel, “Kipps”, in order to reinvent the musical “Half a Sixpence” for the modern age, has a stellar creative team and reunites bookwriter Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical team that co-creator Cameron Mackintosh first put together to create the smash-hit stage adaptation of Mary Poppins with Disney. Julian Fellowes’ masterful adaptation returns the musical to its literary roots, in a timeless and contemporary way, and Stiles and Drewe’s brilliantly infectious new score harnesses the David Heneker classics with a joyous verve.

Half A Sixpence – Week 9!

I think it’s safe to say that after this week’s rehearsals, we’ve all got ‘Money to Burn – Part Two’ on the brain.

This week’s rehearsals were FULL ON – we sang, we danced, we banjoed and the results are looking phenomenal. Luckily, the cast are loving every minute because the energy needed for this number is quite extraordinary. However, we are taking on the challenge with gusto! Who knew that we would all be so good at drinking and dancing in the pub?

The previous night also had some magical moments all of its own. ‘Joy of the Theatre’ is one of those addictive songs and as you can see, the cast involved have been working hard to master the slick, energetic choreography that Louisa presented them with. Did I mention that this week’s rehearsal needed lots of energy?!

Come and see for yourself – Buy tickets here: www.barnstormers.org.uk/tickets/

Half A Sixpence – Week 8!

Another week has flown by and what a week it was! Exhausting and fun in equal measure, we have been working hard on two of the biggest dance numbers in Act One – ‘Proper Gentlemen’ and ‘Money to Burn – part 2’.

The cast have well and truly dusted off their dance shoes and are on top form, pulling out all the stops to produce some impressive partner lifts, banjo dancing and upper class motor driving!

This week has been especially exciting as we can now announce that our tickets are live for purchasing!

We want everyone to come and see this fantastic show so book early to ensure you don’t miss out!

https://barnstormers.org.uk/tickets/

Half A Sixpence Rehearsals – Week 7!

Who doesn’t love a garden party? We certainly do! And that’s been exactly the focus of this week’s rehearsals, piecing together the gorgeous and very classy musical number “If the Rain’s Got to Fall”. The number concludes the end of Act One of ‘Kipps: Half A Sixpence’ at a rather dramatic garden party, leaving Kipps in a bit of an awkward situation.

Enthusiasm has been at all time high this week. Everyone has put on their ‘posh’ faces and dancing shoes this week, creating this spectacular feast for the eyes. We’ve got lifts, we’ve got summer sports and we’ve got turning around a maypole – it’s been fantastic! I think everyone has truly embraced their ‘posh’ side.

It will be a true treat to see this number in its full glory with props and costumes. Do come along and join us! I’d hate for you to miss out.

Book tickets from 21st September! Available online or come and support our jumble sale at Patcham Methodist Church on 21st September.

Barnstormers are recruiting!

Come along and join us on the 25th and 26th of July

The introduction night’s for the next show, Kipps: the new Half a Sixpence musical, will be the Thursday 25th and Friday 26th July 2019 at Patcham Methodist Church at 7:30pm, please come along if you are interested in joining this amazing show! 

If you’re interested in coming along to the introduction evening, please either email info@barnstormers.org.uk or call us on 07775546400 to let us know you’re interested in coming!

Kipps: The new Half a Sixpence musical – Barnstormers’ new show!

Barnstormers are proud to announce that they will be the first theatre group in Brighton to perform Kipps: The new Half a Sixpence musical on the 27th, 28th and 29th February 2020!

The introduction night’s for this show will be the 25th and 26th July at Patcham Methodist Church at 7:30pm, please come along if you are interested in joining this amazing show! 

If you’re interested in coming along to the introduction evening, please either email info@barnstormers.org.uk or call us on 07775546400 to let us know you’re interested in coming along!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Kipps: The new Half a Sixpence musical – Barnstormers’ new show!

Barnstormers are proud to announce that they will be the first theatre group in Brighton to perform Kipps: The new Half a Sixpence musical on the 27th, 28th and 29th February 2020!

The introduction night’s for this show will be the 25th and 26th July at Patcham Methodist Church at 7:30pm, please come along if you are interested in joining this amazing show! 

If you’re interested in coming along to the introduction evening, please email info@barnstormers.org.uk to let us know you’re interested in coming along!

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