Win tickets to watch Weston Operatic Society perform Half A Sixpence

PUBLISHED: 20:00 06 October 2017

Half A Sixpence.

Half A Sixpence.

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A Weston theatre group will perform a classic musical based on a novel by HG Wells.

Weston Operatic Society was founded in 1908, and its 40-strong cast will tread the boards at The Playhouse to perform Half A Sixpence.

The original musical is based on Wells’ novel called Kipps: The Story Of A Simple Soul.

It will tell the story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan working in a draper’s shop.

He and his childhood sweetheart Ann have two halves of a sixpence to act as a reminder of their feelings for one another.

But Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune which propels him into high society, with Ann forced to watch on as he is given a new image by the classy Helen Walsingham.

The cast will be made up of 40 people, aged from 10 years old and upwards.

Society member Karen Mills said: “Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings with extra rehearsals on Sundays as well, so everyone is working really hard to put on a fantastic show.

“There are many members working hard backstage too to help build the set, costumes, make-up, hair, advertising etc as there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make the show a success, as well as the actors.”

The original Half A Sixpence show opened in the West End in 1963 and a revised version was produced in 2016.

Half A Sixpence will be performed at The Playhouse, in High Street, on October 25-28 at 7.30pm. There will also be a 2.30pm matinee on October 28.

Tickets, priced £16.50-17.50, are available from www.westonsupersixpence.com

The Mercury has teamed up with Weston Operatic Society to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition, you agree to be contacted by Archant.

The competition closes at 10am on October 13.

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