Even before the costumes from one Lowestoft Players’ production have been laundered, the search is on for talented singers, dancers and actors for the next popular performing society’s production.
‘Kipps’ the new Half a Sixpence musical will be staged at the Players Theatre, Lowestoft from 7th to 15thJune.
“We need male and female actors and singers for all roles plus dancers and movers” explained Nick Garrod, Chair of the Lowestoft Players.
“We are a friendly group and new members are always made to feel welcome” he added.
Kipps the new Half a Sixpence Musical will be performed by the Lowestoft Players from 7th to 15th June. Artwork credit Stephen Wilson
The musical follows the story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan and overworked draper's assistant at the turn of the last century. He unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur - but which of them 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.
Packed full of toe-tapping tunes including Flash, Bang, Wallop!, Half a Sixpence and If The Rain’s Got to Fall, this cleverly reinvented version of the original musical will be a must-see for all musical theatre lovers.
Half a Sixpence the musical was first brought to the stage in 1963. In 1967 a film adaptation starring English entertainer Tommy Steele was made.
For potential performers wishing to find out more about Kipps, an information evening will be held on Tuesday 13th February at 7.30pm at the Players Theatre, Battery Green Road, Lowestoft NR32 1DE.
The opportunity to learn and sing songs ahead of auditions will be provided on Thursday 15th February, also at 7.30pm at the Players Theatre.
Auditions will be held on Sunday 18th February at the Players Theatre.
In advance of these events character roles and information is available by visiting https://lowestoftplayers-kipps.my.canva.site
Please note that all auditionees must be 16 years of over and have completed their GCSE exams.
For those who would rather watch the musical, tickets for what promises to be a fantastic production are available from www.playerstheatre.info or by calling the Box Office on 01502 770020. For group bookings, wheelchair and companion seats please also telephone the Box Office.