Presented by Durham Musical Theatre Company (DMTC)
Following on from their multi-award-winning productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chess and Evita, Durham Musical Theatre Company is now staging the classic romantic 1963 musical, Half a Sixpence.
Written by David Heneker and Beverley Cross, as a vehicle for the British pop star Tommy Steele, the musical was based on the 1905 novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul by HG Wells.
The show ran in London’s West End for over two years and a film version was made, also starring Tommy Steele, in 1967. This version of the show was adapted by Warner Brown in 2007 for a large-scale UK tour starring Gary Wilmott.
Half a Sixpence tells the story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan who unexpectedly inherits a fortune and climbs the social ladder before losing everything and realizes that you just can’t buy happiness.
The toe-tapping score includes some great songs, including: All in the Cause of Economy, Half a Sixpence, Money to Burn, Long Ago and of course the ever-popular Flash, Bang, Wallop.
Half a Sixpence is a light-hearted romp with a feel-good ending, that is guaranteed to give you a good night of theatre and send you home smiling.
£19.50 (£18 all tickets on Tuesday 7.00pm; Senior Citizens on Wednesday 2.00pm; and students, under 16s, disability access and unwaged on Saturday 2.00pm)