Flash, bang, wallop! Half A Sixpence is rolling into Kings Langley this week

Ann and Kipps, played by Leanne Dormody and Craig Allen.
Ann and Kipps, played by Leanne Dormody and Craig Allen.

Toe-tapping songs are the order of the day in Kings Langley this week as much-loved musical comedy hit Half A Sixpence arrives at the village’s community centre.

Staging the show, a Sixties hit showcase for Tommy Steele and based on the novel Kipps by HG Wells, are members of the Kings Langley Light Opera Company.

The curtain goes up on Wednesday night and the run continues until Saturday.

It’s a new version of the story which has been beefed up with more upbeat numbers but still retains familiar favourites like Flash, Bang Wallop, If The Rain’s Got To Fall and Money To Burn.

Society chairman Martin Wolmark said: “ Our talented performers have had great fun and worked hard to bring this popular musical to life.

“It has an enchanting feel-good factor, with both laugh-out-loud moments and memorable songs, combining ideal ingredients for a wonderful night out.”

Kipps is played by Craig Allen, who has starred in many musicals including Whistle Down the Wind and Guys &Dolls for the Berkhamsted Theatre Company.

Ann is performed by Leanne Dormody, who starred in Whistle Down The Wind with Craig last November and was also in Hello Dolly, KLLOC’s production last year.

The 30 strong cast is directed and choreographed by Gillianne Morris-Monk whose experience spans many years directing and performing in plays, musicals, cabarets and pantomimes for several companies throughout North London, Herts and Bucks.

The musical director Clive Swan, who trained at the London College of Music, has a wealth of experience in music, theatre and television production including many classic BBC TV shows.

Ticket prices for the show range from £11 to £14 for concessions and are half price for children.

Book online at www.klloc.co.uk or call 01442 268839.