April 2016 saw Pastiche return to The Compass with a production of David Heneker and Beverley Cross’s timeless musical. Half A Sixpence has since had a hit major revival in the West End produced by Sir Cameron Mackintosh with a revised score featuring David Heneker’s original songs and new songs/adaptations by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe with a revised book by Julian Fellowes.

Filled with memorable songs such as Flash, Bang, Wallop!  If The Rain’s Got To Fall and Half A Sixpence, the company entertained audiences for five lively performances.

The production raised money for Meadow High School in Hillingdon and thanks to the generosity of our audiences, we were able to donate over £1000 to the school.


Arthur Kipps Matthew Ridley
Ann Pornick Olivia Holburd
Sid Pornick Richard Connolly
Buggins Duncan Austin
Pearce Nicolas Seale
Flo Bates Shivashtie Poonwassie
Victoria Melanie James
Kate Megan Rigby
Emma Elizabeth Hornal
Mr Shalford Michael Wright
Carshot Ian Collyer
Mrs Botting Debbie Langford
Mrs Walsingham Roma Ridley
Chitterlow Maxwell Harkness
Laura Alison Hornal
Helen Walsingham Gilly Meek
Edith Sarita Gomez
"Bearded Youth" Paul Hornal
Young Walsingham Simon Tidball
Photographer Ian Collyer
Reporter Paul Hornal
Gwendolin Molly Fear
Ensemble Les McGowan
Ensemble Pam McGowan
Ensemble Teresa Walters
Production Team
Book Beverley Cross
Music and Lyrics David Heneker
Director Olivia Holburd
Musical Director Jean George
Choreography Olivia Holburd
Musical Arrangements Daniel Cox
Stage Manager Roger Holburd
Box Office John Scoates
Prompt Maggie Warren
Scenery Rod George, Alan Anders, Roger Holburd
Costumes 'The Wardrobe Mistress', The Company
Lighting Les Brewer
Sound James Pearce, Byron Jones, Sandy Gallimore
Rehearsal Pianist Daniel Cox
Keyboard I Jenny Rigby
Keyboard II Daniel Cox
Song List
Act One Act Two
Overture Entr'Acte
Shop Ballet The One That's Run Away
Economy Long Ago
Half A Sixpence Flash Bang Wallop
Money To Burn I Know What I Am
A Proper Gentleman The Party's On The House
She's Too Far Above Me Half A Sixpence (Reprise)
If The Rain's Got To Fall Economy (Reprise)
The Old Military Canal Finale
Finale Act I  

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