Page 1

MORECAMBE WARBLERS A.O.S PRESENTS

LANCASTER GRAND THEATRE • 3RD - 7TH OCTOBER 2017


Specialist Gin Bar • Award Winning Bartenders • Craft Spirits Why not visit Tom and the team at the newly refurbished Snooty Fox in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Join our Hi5 Poker League which plays every Wednesday. Play for your chance to win tickets to finals, with other prizes including professional sponsorship, and massive cash pots! Pop over to our ever popular Quiz Night on Thursdays. Cash prizes to be won, and food provided! All you need to do is bring your knowledge! Every Sunday, our mouth watering Roast Dinners fly out from £9.95. Bring the family and enjoy yourself in a traditional English Inn. Call: 015242 97298 Half a Sixpence 2017

Email: tom@snootyfoxinn.com

Website: snootyfoxtavern.co.uk Page 2


C

h

4

Mor e

rs ble

mbe Wa caarity No: 114818 r

- 120 Years -

P�oudly P�esent

A Musical based on the novel KIPPS by H G Wells Book by Beverley Cross Music and Lyrics by David Heneker New Version by Warner Brown Lyrics for “A Normal Working Day”, “My Heart’s Out There (What Should I Feel?)”, “This Is It”, “Be Determined”, “The Cricket Match”, “No Need Of Economy”, “Finesse”, “That’s What Money’s For” and “What Should I Feel?” by Warner Brown This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

Important Information No Photography

No Video Recording

Switch OFF Mobiles

Morecambe Warblers A.O.S is a registered charity within England and Wales. Charity Number: 1148184

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 3


All important text to be within the red line

Derek Morgan

City & Guilds Florist

WEDDINGS CELEBRATIONS TRIBUTES

Timeless Tradition to Vibrant Contemporary Designs

6mm

145mm

Local • National • International Deliveries

12 Princes Crescent, Bare Village, Warblers 1/4 Morecambe, LA4 6BXsize page advert Tel: 01524 831355 Fax: 01524 831244 Email: info@flowershop.org.uk 100mm www.robinsonflorist.co.uk Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 4


President’s Message - Donald Street It was with great pleasure I accepted the position of President of the Warblers’ when asked by the Committee of the Society. I personally go back many years as a member of the Society, both on stage and serving on the Committee. My first show was in 1957, and I was honoured to be made a Life Member in 1995. Time really passes when you enjoy what you are doing! Moving on, our presentation this year Half a Sixpence first appeared on the London Theatre Scene in 1963 with the central character of Arthur Kipps played by Tommy Steele, and yet this popular show has just finished playing again in London. I am sure you will all enjoy our presentation of the show, with lively music that will delight audiences of all ages. Sit back and enjoy, and thank you for supporting the Warblers once again. Do please also support all our other local Amateur Operatic Societies. We all rehearse for several months to present a show for one week, but we love doing it!

Chairman’s Message - Christopher Isherwood Hello, and welcome to our 2017 production of Half a Sixpence. This show has a special place in my heart, as it is where I met my wife, Carey. It was also the last Warblers’ show where my mum and I trod the boards together; something I hope to do again soon! Last year we announced that our 2017 production was going to be ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’, but due to a series of technical challenges beyond our control, we made the decision to change our production to this much loved classic! This year we welcome back Sharon Bell as our Director, and welcome Angela Potter as Musical Director. Both have done a fantastic job, and the cast have worked very hard. I am sure that you will all leave with the happy feel good factor. We are pleased to welcome Donald Street as our new President. He has a wealth of experience, having performed in many shows over the years, and will be a wonderful ambassador for the society. On a sad note we have recently said goodbye to our former president Audrey Sutcliffe who passed away in August after a long illness. Audrey will be dearly missed by the Warblers’ but also the wider theatre community. Finally, I am pleased to announce that we will be travelling back in time next year as we perform the Monty Python musical Spamalot! I hope you enjoy the show as much as we have in the rehearsal room.

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 5


In Memoriam

Audrey Louise Jane Sutcliffe

Born 26th November 1925 • Passed away 15th August 2017 Audrey was an active member of Morecambe Warblers Amateur Operatic Society from 1957; starting as a dancer and singer, and then in her later years as a Committee member. Audrey’s hard work and dedication to the society as both a performer and member of the committee led to her appointment as the President of the Society in 2013. This was a role Audrey loved and was very proud of. Although her health prevented her from attending productions over the last few years of her life, her daughter Gail would come on her behalf and always kept her updated. Through Gail and the Committee, Audrey was always an active and well respected voice for the Society. She will be sadly missed, especially by the more senior members. The memories and love she leaves behind are ours to keep and share.

Officials of the Society

President Chairman Secretary Treasurer

Committee Donald Street Chris Isherwood Christian Butterworth Ticket Secretaries Bob Bailey

Stephen Schofield Barbara Schofield Ray Cambray Pat Cambray Half a Sixpence 2017

Mandy Butterworth (Vice Chairperson), Sally Featon, Stuart Featon, Becky Halpin, Tom Ledsham, Carol Liptrott, David Liptrott, and Bernice Moorhouse Gwen Carter & George Carter

Life Members

Donald Street David Liptrott Pauline Duckworth Carol Liptrott David Owen David Read Wendy Owen Bernice Moorhouse Associate Life Member Janette Scott, in memory of Thora Hird

Gail Sutcliffe Ian Newman Pamela Newman Gwen Carter Page 6


Sharon Bell - Director & Musical Staging

Sharon started dancing at the age of seven and completed her training at the Northern Ballet School, Manchester before opening her own successful dance school. She became a Fellow of The International Dance Teachers Association in 1991 and currently works as Course Leader for Dance and Tutor of Performing Arts for Oldham Sixth Form College. Sharon has been involved in amateur theatre for over 35 years having worked as choreographer for LADOS and Romiley Operatic Society as well as taking many stage roles for several societies over the years, her first being in Morecambe Warblers’ Oklahoma when she was 13. Currently, Sharon is the Director as well as a trustee of About Theatre, recently directing their production of Songs for a New World at the Story institute.

Sharon is delighted to be returning to Morecambe Warblers to direct this year’s production of Half a Sixpence, following her direction of their NODA nominated production of Sweeney Todd in 2015. She notes how H G Wells’ story of Kipps is about love, the value of money, the value of wealth as opposed to poverty and about trying to be yourself which resonates with the issues many face today. She would like to thank the company for all their incredible hard work in bringing this production to the stage. She would also like to thank you, the audience, and hopes that you will leave with a spring in your step and remember to be yourself!

Angela Potter - Musical Director Angela started her theatre career with Morecambe Warblers back in the late 1980s as rehearsal pianist, initially just playing for the dancing rehearsals for a production of The King and I. After being with Warblers for three shows, she moved to Lancaster and joined LADOS as their rehearsal pianist in 1991. Her first appearance as a Musical Director was for Lancaster Footlights’ production of Little Shop of Horrors in 1998. She became MD for LADOS in 2000, also working as MD for 7 years with KAOS in Kendal, and on productions with About Theatre. She continues to help out with other productions, playing at rehearsals and in the orchestra during show weeks. This is her first time as MD for a Warblers production, and she is delighted to be back where it all started, working with old friends and making many new friends in the process. She looks forward to continuing to work with Warblers in the future. Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 7


The National Operatic and Dramatic Association Morecambe Warblers AOS is very proud to be part of a long established body which was formed in 1899 “to protect and advance the interests of Operatic and Dramatic Art and of societies engaged therein�. NODA has a membership of around 2,300 amateur societies throughout the United Kingdom, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues; ranging from leading professional theatres to tiny village halls. Members also have access to a wide range of benefits and support. NODA is divided into eleven areas supported by a regional network of representatives who form a vital link to the grass roots of the association, the amateur theatre companies. The headquarters of the association are based in Peterborough where friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to deal with enquiries relating to amateur theatre. Following the retirement of Katharine Carradus, we would like to welcome our new NODA district 11 representative, Martin Craig. We’re fully accessible

6mm

145mm

01524 770725 or 07775 997568 bookings@thequarterslancaster.co.uk

2 The Croft, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QG Half a Sixpence 2017

Warblers 1/4 page advert size

Page 8


The Production Team Lighting Designer Sound Designer Stage Manager Wardrobe

Production Photography Prompt FoH Managers (Warblers) Theatre Manager Costumes Scenery Design & Construction

Richard Prescott Christian Butterworth

Props

Charlotte Dootson, Kim Ireland, Bethany Isherwood, David Milligan.

Peter Thompson Bernice Moorhouse, Eleanor Manning, and Mary Peckham.

John Atkinson & Christian Butterworth Daniel Whitehead and Carey Isherwood Gwen Carter and George Carter Ellie Singleton Charades Theatrical Costume Hire John Beamer

The Orchestra

MD / Piano Clarinet Banjo Half a Sixpence 2017

Angela Potter Elizabeth Bateman David Bateman

Violin Trumpet Bass

Jill Jackson Tim Weed Sean Parker

Flute Trombone Percussion

Joanna Jeffreys Ethan Whittaker Geoff Edkins Page 9


“Stick it in the fam’ly album” Half a Sixpence 2017

Ann and the Shopgirls

Shopboys and Shopgirls

Laura, Kipps, and the Shopboys

Helen and her brother, Young Walsingham Page 10


The Story Based on H.G.Wells’ “Kipps: The story of a Simple Soul”, ‘Half a Sixpence’ tells the story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan, at the turn of the last century. When he was younger, Kipps cut a sixpence in half and, before they were parted, told his childhood friend Ann to look at it whenever she missed him. Years later Kipps is an over-worked drapers assistant, who along with his fellow apprentices, Sid, Pearce and Buggins dream of a better and more fulfilling world than working for Mr.Shalford. On his day off, Kipps is reunited with Ann and they rekindle their childhood friendship. Then everything changes. Kipps meets Chitterlow – an eccentric actor/playwright – and finds out that he has inherited a fortune. He leaves his job and is swept up into high society, but then starts to become confused by his new life. Ann watches him struggling with his new identity and is dismayed by how he is being changed by the beautiful and elegant Helen Walsingham and her family and friends. It is obvious that both of these young women love Kipps but which one will he listen to and choose to spend the rest of his life with? With the help of his friends and the realisation that love is more important than money and always has been, Kipps eventually makes a choice.

Mrs. Walsingham waits for her mansion! Half a Sixpence 2017

“But when I’m with you, one and one make two”

- Half a Sixpence Page 11


PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Morecambe Warblers are excited to announce that their 2018 production will be

Musical Numbers ACT ONE

ACT TWO

Prelude and Underscore

No Need of Economy

The Orchestra

Sid, Pearce, Buggins, Flo, Victoria, Kate

A Normal Working Day Kipps, Sid, Buggins, Pearce, Kate, Victoria, Flo, Company

Finesse

Buggins, Pearce, Kipps, Sid

Mrs.Walsingham, Young Walsingham, Helen

Kipps, Ann

A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment

Welcome Night: 10th January Principal auditions: Late January Ensemble rehearsals: Mid March

Long Ago Ann, Kipps

My Hearts out There (What should I feel?)

Flash, Bang, Wallop

Kipps

Kipps, Ann, Company

This is It

I Know What I Am

Chitterlow, Kipps

Ann

Money to Burn

That’s What Money’s For

Kipps, Laura, Pearce, Sid, Buggins, Company

Kipps, Pearce, Buggins, Sid ,Victoria, Kate, Flo

Be Determined

What Should I Feel?

Helen, Kipps, Students.

Kipps

I Don’t Believe a Word of It

Half a Sixpence (reprise)

Ann, Flo, Victoria, Kate

Kipps, Ann

A Proper Gentleman Company, Kipps.

All in the Cause of Economy (reprise)

Too Far above Me

Buggins, Sid, Pearce, Flo, Victoria, Kate, Kipps

Kipps, Ann

If the Rains got to Fall Kipps, Company

The Cricket Match Company

Half a Sixpence 2017

Chitterlow, Kipps

All in the Cause of Economy Half a Sixpence

2nd - 6th October 2018

The One Who’s Run Away

A Normal Working Day (reprise) Ann, Kipps

Finale - Flash, Bang, Wallop The Company

Page 12


Thomas Ledsham - Arthur Kipps 10 years old: Tom’s first taste for the stage was a glorious rendition of the ‘Mayor of Hamelin’ in the Pied Piper, back in the days of old. Since then, Tom has had to chance to refine his skills; just a touch. Not shy of being centre stage Tom has had the chance of performing in many musicals and plays over the years; with lots of diversity! From ‘Peron’ in Lloyd Webbers Evita, to Sondhiem’s Italian barber ‘Pirelli’, in Sweeney Todd, and many more in between. With strong emphasis on theatre, Tom has taken to the stage in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Arthur Millers A View From The Bridge, as well working with touring theatre companies After Dark Theatre and Attic Door Productions. Half A Sixpence presents a new challenge, one that has been relished by Tom, and tirelessly worked on. We all hope that you enjoy the show the company has created for you, with special thanks to our brilliant director Sharon Bell and musical director Angela Potter for bringing the vision to life.

Anna Webster - Ann Pornick Anna has previously performed as ‘Nancy’ in Oliver!, ‘Frenchie’ in Grease, ‘Babette’ in Beauty & The Beast and last performed with Morecambe Warblers as the ill-fated ‘Beggar Woman’ in Sweeney Todd. She is delighted to return to the Lancaster Grand Theatre stage to play the role of Ann in this production of Half a Sixpence to mark the 120th anniversary of Morecambe Warblers. Anna has grown very fond of ‘Ann’ and has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team behind this show. By day, Anna works as part of the Fundraising Team for local charity, CancerCare and thanks Morecambe Warblers and the Lancaster Grand Theatre for supporting the collection which will take place at the end of this performance. Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 13


John Beamer Chitterlow

John’s first stage appearance was the result of a bet made with a friend, late one night after a few too many cheeky vimtos. The result was the part of ‘Fyedka’ in Fiddler on the Roof. After that he was bitten by the bug and performed many smaller roles until he was chosen to play his first lead in Grease (Danny, not Sandy). Since then he has played several larger roles in shows such as, Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, and Jekyll and Hyde to name just a few. He was last on stage with Warblers’ as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Sweeney Todd.

James Shields Sid

James joined the local theatre scene back in 2013 with LADOS taking on the role of ‘Leopold Bloom’ in The Producers, winning him that years NODA award. Shortly after he moved to London for three years at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, performing in Grease and reprising his role in a sell-out production of The Producers at the London Arts Depot Theatre. Now, after graduating he has returned home before undertaking his MA in Musical Theatre. This is James’ first show with Warblers and he hopes it’s not his last. Half a Sixpence 2017

Brandon Hunter Pearce

Brandon joined the Society in 2013 for their youth production of Bugsy Malone, playing ‘Fat Sam’. Brandon is a keen dancer, currently dancing at LDS Theatre Arts, CAT (Manchester), and Northern (Warrington). He has performed in several other shows in the area, including: King & I, Carousel, Beauty & The Beast, Oliver!, White Christmas, and Barnum. ‘Pearce’ has been a challenging role for Brandon and he would like to thank everyone who helped him along the journey. He hopes you all enjoy the production as much as he has performing in it.

Duncan Ryan Buggins

Duncan has really enjoyed coming back to Warblers again this year after a number of productions with them over the years. Having worked with Sharon and Angela previously, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to work with them again. His past roles include ‘Willard’ in Footloose for Dare To Go Theatre where he enjoyed ‘learning to dance’, which for a dancer, is rather difficult! In Warbler’s last production, Legally Blonde, he took the lead of ‘Emmet Forrest’. Duncan hopes you all enjoy the show because ‘the end of the world in nigh!’ Page 14


Becky Halpin Kate

Becky has loved being part of Warblers since she played a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz in 2011. Last year she was absolutely delighted to get the chance to play Elle Woods’ understudy in Legally Blonde, her first role in the society. Becky has found some wonderful friends in Warblers and feels that she has found her place; she has particularly loved playing the butch ‘Kate’ in Half A Sixpence and feels privileged to work alongside such an incredible, friendly cast. She hopes you enjoy this “Normal Working Day” as much as she has!

Gemma Allingham Flo

Gemma first became a Warbler in 2003, when she saw in a local paper that they were doing The Wizard of Oz, her favourite film when she was a young girl. She was privileged to be cast as ‘Dorothy understudy’. Gemma has also performed in Oliver, Carousel, Oklahoma, Legally Blonde and now Half a Sixpence, which will be her 6th show with the Society. Gemma has loved every minute playing ‘Flo Bates’ and of course as you may have noticed, her little boy Max is playing the part of Young Kipps. Proud mum moment! Half a Sixpence 2017

Ashleigh Hartin Victoria

This is Ashleigh’s first role for Morecambe Warblers. She has been dancing in local society productions for the last four years, and has been dancing since the age of 4. She has played the juvenile roles of ‘Molly’ in Annie, and ‘Nngana’ in South Pacific. Two years ago she took on the role of ‘Lynne’ in Stepping Out at the Heron Theatre, and has recently played ‘Anita’ in West Side Story. She has had a lot of fun rehearsing for Half a Sixpence, and is looking forward to playing Victoria with such a lovely cast.

Mike Moorhouse Mr. Shalford

Mike has been a Warbler for many years. He has performed in numerous shows including ‘The Wizard’ in The Wizard of Oz, and ‘Scrooge’ in A Christmas Carol. After a break in performing, Mike didn’t think he’d be treading the boards again, but when Warblers announced Half a Sixpence – he couldn’t resist! Mike is really excited to get back on stage and portray the role of Mr. Shalford – the nasty boss that “was made for [him]?” Mike would like to thank everyone who has offered him their advice and support. He has enjoyed being in the show, and he hopes you enjoy watching it. Page 15


Ceri Hamer

Mrs. Walsingham Ceri returns to Warblers again this year in a complete contrast to last year’s role as ‘Paulette’ in Legally Blonde. This part had led to a NODA nomination on behalf of the society in which we were all very proud. She is very much looking forward to playing a more serious character and getting poshed up! Half A Sixpence will mark Ceri’s 12th year with the society and is looking forward to celebrating Warbler’s 120th Anniversary later in the year.

Alex Morris

Young Walsingham At the age of 20, Alex popped into the rehearsal for a production staged by the University musical theatre group. He was given a place to stand, told to follow direction and informed that “as a lad [he] was never allowed to leave”. Alex enjoyed the experience so much that he’s now become a regular sight on the Grand Theatre stage! He’s made so many friends through the theatre, and even met his wife through performing. He’s excited to play Young Walsingham, and wants to say a big thank you to Ceri and Catherine – his partners in crime! Half a Sixpence 2017

Catherine Andrews Helen Walsingham

Originally from Barrow, Catherine has been performing in shows since the age of 8. Some of her roles include ‘Carlotta’ in The Phantom of the Opera, ‘Vivienne’ in Legally Blonde and ‘Teen Angel’ in Grease; for which she was nominated, and won, the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 NODA awards. Her first role in Lancaster was in West Side Story with LADOS, playing the role of ‘Maria’. This is Catherine’s first show with Warblers and she is thrilled to be playing the role of Helen. She would like to thank all the cast and production team for being so welcoming and supportive, and is very excited to be a part of such a wonderful, talented company.

Kay McLaughlin Laura

Kay first took to the stage as ‘Cinderella’ when she was 16 years old, with her good friend Roger Bradley as her Buttons. In 1995, Kay joined LADOS for their productions of La Cage aux Folles, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, and played the role of ‘Katisha’ in The Hot Mikado. She has performed in a number of productions with About Theatre, including Putting it Together, Godspell, Jekyll and Hyde, and Little Shop of Horrors. This is Kay’s first show with Warblers and she is looking forward to pulling the pumps in the Masher! Page 16


Bob Bailey

Alice Dent

Tom Beck

Chloe Butterworth

Mandie Doherty

Gabriel Cooper

Ellé Dorrington

Valerie Crompton

Sally Featon

Gabby Dams

Lucy Harrinson

“‘Old it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture, what a picture, what a photograph”

- Flash, Bang, Wallop

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 17


David Liptrott

Jesse McNaughton

Cathy Moorhouse

Sam Reeve-Stennett

Claire Savage

Suzanne Willey

Deborah Reeve-Stennett

Young Ann

Young Kipps

Karen Jones

Max Allingham

Grace Neaves

“Sunday’s the day when it’s got to be fine, ‘Cause that’s when I’m meeting my girl” - If The Rain’s Got To Fall

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 18


Become a Warbler

Warblers have great fun when rehearsing and performing their shows and are always looking for new members to join the Society. We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Vale of Lune Rugby Club from March to October. No experience is necessary to join us, but some experience of singing would be ideal if you wish to appear on the stage.

Lancaster Red Rose AODS Proudly Presents

It is not only performers we need; we are always keen to swell our backstage and front of house crew. If you would like to be involved in our next production, on or off stage, please contact:

secretary@morecambewarblers.co.uk

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN Music by CHARLES STROUSE Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th November 2017 Performances at 7.15pm (Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm)

Adults ÂŁ14.00 Children (u16) ÂŁ11.00

Box Office (01524) 64695 or lancastergrand.co.uk

Kipps strikes a deal with Young Walsingham Half a Sixpence 2017

Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin. Originally Produced Off-Broadwat in New York by Ben Sprecher, William P. Miller and Dennis Grimald. By Special Arrangement with Karen Walter Goodwin. Based on LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Produced in Workshop by Goodspeed Opera House, Michael P. Price, Exec Producer. Produced at The Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre by Kary Walker, Exec Producer. Developed in cooperation with members of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All autherised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe. www.mtishows.co.uk

Page 19


AARDVARK

ENTERTAINMENTS DJ & KARAOKE SERVICES

01524 832569 or 07748 273729 @ aardvarkkaraoke@aol.com

aardvark-entertainments.co.uk /aardvark.ents Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 20


Mr. Shalford with Kipps and the Shopboys (2017)

Ann, Kipps, and Joanna Jeffreys as Helen (2000)

Simon Kay as Kipps, and the Shopboys (2000)

Kipps, stuck between Ann and Helen (2017)

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 21


3 floor department store

FABRIC • DRESS Where shopping is fun...

CRAFT • FLEECE • CURTAIN

VINTAGE • PATTERNS McCalls Buttermilk Simplicity

HABERDASHERY

We’re there for you when you need us. • Out of hours meetings with clients (before 9am or after 5pm) at no extra cost • Home visits at no extra cost • Saturday morning openings

Queen Street, Morecambe • 01524 401600 • info@13thewarehouse.com Conveyancing • Wills, Trusts & Probate • Powers of Attorney Personal Injury • Family • Commercial • Employment

Solicitors CENTRAL MORECAMBE OFFICE

BARE OFFICE

MILNTHORPE OFFICE

63 Victoria Street Morecambe Lancashire LA4 4AF

53 Princes Crescent Bare, Morecambe Lancashire LA4 6BY

37 Beetham Road Milnthorpe Cumbria LA7 7QN

T. 01524 402050

T. 01524 402050

T. 015395 65990

E: info@wrightandlord.com

www.wrightandlord.com

Wright & Lord Solicitors is a trading name of W&L Legal Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 519292)

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 22


Kipps and Ann share a Sixpence (1971)

Kate, Victoria, and Flo - the Shopgirls (2017)

Kipps and Ann (2017)

The Shopgirls hard at work (1971)

Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 23


Come on a magic carpet ride this Christmas!


The Half a Sixpence Company (2017) Half a Sixpence 2017

Page 25


Acknowledgements

PROUD TO

SUPPORT

As we conclude our 120th year, Warblers are confident that “The show will go on”. We thank our audiences both past and present and in anticipation of the future, so that whether our part is “Front of House,” “On Stage” or “Back Stage” we can unite in saying “There’s No Business Like Show Business”. The committee on behalf of the Society wishes to express their sincere thanks to: • All members of the public who have supported us. • The Vale of Lune Rugby Club and Trumacar school for rehearsal and meeting facilities. • Our Front of House Managers for Morecambe Warblers. • Clock Tower Café for the loan of Deck Chairs. • The Grand Theatre Props Department. • The press for publicity. • Drew ‘Drewster’ Bell for getting stuck in to a bit of everything! • Ellie &all the Staff of The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. • Andy Clegg for the video production. • Nathan Beamer & Geoff Goult for help with the set construction

design services

christian butterworth

design@cj-butterworth.com

Half a Sixpence 2017

• St Nicholas Arcade Lancaster. • A Huge Thank You to all our advertisers who have made this programme possible. • John Haydock and Laura Bradley, past-committee members who helped us to get ‘Half a Sixpence’ off the ground. • Our sincere thanks to anyone who has helped in any way and apologies to anyone we have unintentionally omitted. • All visiting parties for their support. May we wish you all a safe journey home.

HALF A SIXPENCE

Schools, Businesses and Homes Tech-hub is your local IT support partner...

YOU CAN’T BEAT EXPERIENCE... With a team of technicians bursting with experience across a wide variety of sectors, anything is possible. Contact us today to discuss how we can develop excellence in your place of work...

01524 566701 07900 958033

info@tech-hub.co.uk

@techhubnw Page 26


Productions since 1907 The first performance given in Morecambe by the society was a Minstrel Show held in the Winter Gardens in 1897 made up entirely of local talent, under the title of “The Canary Birds”. This performance was a great success and inspired Councillor John Birkett J.P. along with several other local gentlemen to form a society for the production each winter of much more ambitious productions. A list of these productions is below... 1907 Weatherwise 1908 Briganda 1909 Nebulista 1910 Rockylor 1911 Myosota 1912 The Pick of the Bunch 1913 Le Cloche de Corneville 1914 Falka 1915 Pierrotland 1916 The Chocolate Soldier 1917 Tom Jones 1918 Princess Caprice 1919 Merrie England 1920 The Duchess of Danzig 1921 Floradora 1922 The Balkan Princess 1923 Our Miss Gibbs 1924 Havana 1925 The King of Cardonia 1926 The Runaway Girl 1927 The Sunshine Girl 1928 My Lady Molly 1929 The Toreador 1930 The Balkan Princess 1931 The Mousme Arlette 1932 The Desert Song 1934 The Student Prince

Half a Sixpence 2017

1935 Maid of the Mountains 1936 The New Moon 1937 Goodnight Vienna 1938 Wild Violet 1939 The Silver Patrol 1939-1946 (On HMS) 1947 Gypsy Princess 1948 Balalaika 1949 Show Boat 1950 Viktoria and her Hussar 1951 Wild Violets 1952 The Dancing Years 1953 Annie Get Your Gun 1954 Brigadoon 1955 Zip Goes a Million 1956 Annie Get Your Gun 1957 Love From Judy 1958 Kiss me Kate 1959 Balalaika 1960 The Merry Widow 1961 Kismet 1962 Chrysanthemum 1963 The Lilac Domino 1964 Show Boat 1965 Student Prince 1966 South Pacific (April) 1966 Salad Days (October)

1967 Carousel 1968 Robert and Elizabeth (Amateur Premiere) 1969 Brigadoon 1970 Oliver 1971 Half a Sixpence 1972 Finian’s Rainbow 1972 Fiddler on the Roof (Joint Amateur Premiere) 1973 Charlie Girl 1974 Oklahoma 1975 No No Nanette 1976 White Horse Inn 1977 South Pacific 1978 Gigi 1979 Desert Song 1980 Oklahoma 1981 Brigadoon 1982 Show Boat 1983 Waltzes from Vienna 1984 Annie Get Your Gun 1985 Hello Dolly 1986 Irene 1987 King and I 1988 My Fair Lady 1989 Camelot 1990 White Horse Inn

1991 Carousel 1992 Half a Sixpence 1993 Anything Goes 1994 Finian’s Rainbow 1995 42nd Street 1996 Barnum 1997 Me and My Girl 1999 Gigi 2000 Half a Sixpence 2001 Pajama Game 2002 Songs from the Shows 2003 Wizard of Oz 2004 Oliver 2005 Carousel 2006 Guys and Dolls 2007 The Full Monty 2008 Big The Musical 2009 The Railway Children 2010 The Full Monty 2011 Wizard of Oz 2012 Oklahoma 2013 Bugsy Malone (Youth) 2014 South Pacific 2015 Much Ado About Nothing (March) 2015 Sweeney Todd 2016 Legally Blonde

Page 27


VALE OF LUNE RUFC Powder House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2TT

01524 64029

Contact Andrea or Sammi for further details, or visit our Facebook page...

The Vale of Lune welcomes members and non members to its warm and friendly public bar. Come and join us for a drink (for opening and closing times please refer below). We have two function rooms available for private hire with plenty of car parking space. We offer a comprehensive range of menus with all our food being home made and prepared by our in house chef who prides himself in serving fresh, locally sourced produce. In addition to our four senior rugby teams, we have a developing girls team and a large mini/junior and colts section catering for five to nineteen year olds. We also have a thriving squash section, boasting our own much sought after courts, archery and Vale Veloe cycling club, our newly formed netball team and our fun rounders evenings.

Opening Times: Monday - Friday (5pm onwards) Saturday - Sunday (12pm onwards)

ď‚‚ See Facebook for our special offers ď‚ @ValeofLuneRUFC

Half A Sixpence (2017) Programme  

The programme from the Morecambe Warblers' 2017 production of 'Half A Sixpence'

Half A Sixpence (2017) Programme  

The programme from the Morecambe Warblers' 2017 production of 'Half A Sixpence'

Advertisement