Half A Sixpence

Date 11th April 2014
Society Port Talbot & District Amateur Operatic Society
Venue The Princess Royal Theatre
Director Keith J. Clarke
Musical Director Alec Brooks
Choreographer Keith J. Clarke


Author: Luke Spencer

As a show, I am not sure I am convinced by the re-write but I have to say that the cast did it proud despite this. The audience were very appreciative of some fine performances and the evening was very entertaining.
The set left a little to be desired but I have to say that costumes were outstanding and that is what one expects of the talents of ACE Costumes. It was perfectly period right down to the feet, very impressive and well done to the company for sourcing their costumes so well.
There were some very good performances and all are worthy of mention, if I had space! Gareth Jones carried the show in the role of Kipps so wonderfully. He had a great voice and characterised the role perfectly. Stuart Broad was an outstanding Chitterlow and was loved by all the ladies of the audience! The Walsinghams were convincingly played by Catherine Brown, Anne Nicholas and Lloyd Hughes as were the boys and girls of the shop. Tim Willams gave a great performance as Shalford and the star of the show in her vocal ability, acting and general stage presence was Sarah Clatworthy as Ann. Sarah never fails to communicate a character to an audience and her talent is quite incredible.
Well done to the entire company and thank you for a marvellous evening.