Cast: Audreson Michael; Baker George; Barnes Julian; Britt Leo; Bryant Michael; Culver Michael; Graham Gary; Greyn Clinton; Gugolka John; Hedley Jack; Lloyd Jeremy; Maranzana Mario; Marriott Craig; May Jack; Morton Clive; O’Toole Peter; Owen Tom; Payne James; Redgrave Michael; Reed Stephen; Ridgeway Michael; Stevens Ronnie; Tickner Royston; Clark Petula; Couper Barbara; Gray Elspet; Hayes Patricia; Knox Barbara; Leggatt Alison; March Elspeth; Phillips Siвn; Runacre Jenny; Steafel Sheila; Abrahams Mort; Jacobs Arthur P.; Hilton James; Rattigan Terence; Morris Oswald; Williams John; Harris Julie; Ross Herbert; Kemplen Ralph; Davison Rita; Kaye Nora; Perkins Peter; Adam Ken
Taglines: He is a shy schoolmaster. She is a music hall star. They marry and immediately have 283 children…all boys!
The musical that fills the world with love.
Storyline: Arthur Chipping is an academic teaching at Brookfield Boys School outside of London in the 1920’s. Although he does what he considers best for his students, they don’t much like him, nicknaming him “Ditchy”, short for “dull as ditch water”. His life changes when he meets Katherine Bridges, a music hall actress and a woman with a questionable past. She affectionately calls him Mr. Chips. Despite their differences, they fall in love. He in particular realizes that in striking a relationship, they will have many obstacles to overcome. He doesn’t particularly like the world in which she is involved, including her friends and her profession, and she doesn’t exactly fit the mold of a teacher’s wife. Still, they decide to get married. She forgoes her career to be Mrs. Chips, living on campus as the housewife of a teacher at a proper boy’s school. It is a world in which she will have to learn the rules, or at least bend them to her sensibilities, although she vows never to embarrass him. Katherine’s arrival at Brookfield may change Chips’ standing at the school. Further changes ensue for the Chips’ and Brookfield with the onset of World War II.