As always, we have a great choice of day trips to top theatre shows for 2017 – whether that’s an old favourite or a brand new musical.
You may not know that Half a Sixpence, based on H.G. Well’s novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, has transferred to the West End this year for the first time in 50 years following rave reviews at Chichester Theatre.
The musical comedy launched Tommy Steele’s international theatre and film career, but this new stage version is a perfect old school musical with Julian Fellowes’s clever take on the novel (the Oscar-winning screenwriter most famous as the creator of Downton Abbey). It is also co-produced by Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of hugely successful shows such as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, and features songs from the original production in 1963 including 'Flash Bang Wallop', 'Money to Burn' and 'Half A Sixpence’.
It tells the tale of Arthur Kipps, an orphan who dreams of a better world. But what will happen when he unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society? The story sees him wrestling with his new identity to choose between his childhood companion Ann Pornick and the wealthy Helen Walsingham.
Whatever your age, this typically British musical is guaranteed to warm audiences with its feel-good story – hurry as this show is only set to run until February!
Woods Coaches have a day trip to Half a Sixpence on Wednesday 1st February 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.
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