‘Half a Sixpence’ takes to stage in Musselburgh

Half a Sixpence.

Half a Sixpence.

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Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association will present the East Lothian premiere of the recently revised edition of heartwarming, rags to riches musical, ‘Half a Sixpence’.

The show will run from Monday, April 2, to Saturday, April 7, at 7.30pm at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh.

‘Half a Sixpence’, set in Folkestone around the turn of the 20th century, tells the charming story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan who is separated from his childhood sweetheart Ann, also an orphan, at the age of 12.

Kipps moves to live and work with several apprentices and friends who all work for the cruel draper Mr Shalford.

After meeting eccentric actor/playwright Chitterlow, Kipps learns that he is inheriting a fortune.

He then attempts to join the upper class, and gets engaged to the wealthy Helen Walsingham despite her snooty mother’s best attempts to get in the way.

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