Saturday 12th – Saturday 19th February 2022 (Excl. Sunday 13th Feb.) at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee 19th February at 2.15pm
Director – Damian Marsh
Choreographer – Lindsay Taylor
Musical Director – Chris Andrews
Tickets go on sale Online from Monday 13th December 2021
Book Online At www.thopera.co.uk
Ticket Hotline 07951 643349
Box Office Opens 11th January 2022
Every Tuesday 10am – 12noon and 7pm – 8pm
Friday 7pm – 8pm
Saturday 10.30am – 11.30am
Saturday 12th Feb and Saturday Matinee 19th Feb – All tickets and Family Ticket
All other performances (on flat) on Raise
KIPPS is a reinvented musical based on the classic “Half a Sixpence” with some new songs written for the modern age.
This new version of the British classic reunites bookwriter Julian Fellowes 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.
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.