Fancy some wonderful, feel good musical theatre?

Such a lovely, feel good musical!

Old pal of the blog Jamie Norgrove, Chair of top local performers Brownhills Musical Theatre Company contacted me yesterday afternoon to ask if I’d plug their latest show – the popular and fun Half a Sixpence – which looks set to be a real gem.

The show is running now until Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Lichfield Garrick theatre, including a Saturday Matinee – there are still three performances you can Catch.

These are:

Jamie wrote:

Hi Bob

We’re up and running with ‘Half a Sixpence’ this week at the Garrick and we’ve just had this review in, are you able to post it on your blog?

 

We have some tickets left for the remaining performances, but not many, so be quick!
Half a Sixpence 
Brownhills Musical Theatre Company
Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Remember Tommy Steele? This charming musical was written to feature the pop star and opened in London way back in 1963, but it is still real entertainment in this modern age.
The show has been updated since then, with additional songs and various other tweaks, has enjoyed a recent London revival, and the talented Brownhills MTC delighted audiences with the enthusiasm, skill and energy the cast put into this very impressive production.
One of its hit numbers, Flash, Bang, Wallop! What a Picture was superbly performed by the huge cast and featured director Michele Windsor’s slick choreography, also excellent on several other occasions during the performance.
It’s vital for this musical to have the right man in the lead role, and Brett Dewsbury is just that. He sparkled from start to finish as Arthur Kipps, an apprentice in a Folkestone drapery emporium who had shared half a sixpence with his childhood friend, Ann, when he moved away.

Such a talented group of performers. Image Kindly supplied by Brownhills Musical Theatre Company.

Brett was in scintillating form with his singing and acting, enjoying some wonderful moments after Kipps inherited a fortune and mixed with high society, getting engaged to the daughter of a posh family who try to teach the humble lad not to drop is h’s.
Philippa Mills excelled as his brief bride-to-be, Helen Walsingham, and there was a fine performance from Sian Cameron-Prowse, playing Kipps’ true love, Ann Pornick. Sian first appeared on stage with this company when she was just four-years-old, and she has developed into a fine actress.
In his second stint with the company, Neil Horne gave a master class as Harry Chitterlow, the eccentric actor-playwright who discovers from a newspaper that Kipps is in line for an inheritance, and tracks him down to reveal the life-changing windfall.
Strong contributions, too, from Helena King, the snobbish socialite, Mrs Walsingham, and Lee Williams, as the dodgy William Walsingham.
The show, boosted by the quality of musical director Ian Room and his fine orchestra, is packed with enjoyable songs… Half a Sixpence, If the Rain’s Going to Fall and All in the Cause of Economy to name but a few.
Paul Marston
For tickets
📞01543 412121
Cheers Bob!
Best wishes
Jamie Norgrove

(Chair, BMTC)

You can get tickets online here from the box office, by calling into The Garrick in person or call the ticket line on 01543 412121.

Brownhills Musical Theatre Company are award winning, and have an excellent reputation for staging sellout shows, such as their ‘Brownhills Goes to Broadway‘, which received great acclaim.

Why not check out Brownhills Musical Theatre Company’s Facebook page?

A great show by a really great bunch of performers. Click image to visit the the Garrick’s information and booking page.

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