Written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele, it historically opened here in Wimbledon for its worldwide premiere before heading for a record-breaking West End transfer. Filled to the brim with well-loved songs such as, Money to Burn, Half a Sixpence and the high-energy fan favourite Flash Bang Wallop.
Join Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper's assistant at the turn of the last century, as he unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur - but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.
Standing proudly since 1910, New Wimbledon Theatre has garnered a glittering reputation as a premier theatrical venue in South West London. The Grade II listed building has a beautiful Edwardian auditorium and, with a capacity of over 1,500 (one of the largest in London), the venue hosts touring productions as well as an annual pantomime each Christmas.