Half A Sixpence

It has been announced that the booking period for the West End show Half A Sixpence has been extended, for a second time, until 2nd September.

It’s also been confirmed that from 20th March, there will be an additional midweek matinee performance on Thursdays at the Noel Coward Theatre where the show is running.

The musical follows Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over worked draper’s assistant, who at the turn of the last century inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. 

His friend Ann Pornick disapproves of his new image, aided by another women called Helen Walsingham. Both women love Arthur and the show follows his decisions as to who he chooses to listen to. 

The show includes songs from the original production, including Flash Bang Wallop, Money to Burn and Half A Sixpence.

The cast includes newcomer Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick, alongside three times Olivier-nominated actors Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham.

The show is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre.

More about the production

The stage production is a musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’s semi-biographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul and is a fresh take which reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe – the musical team that were first put together to create the stage adaptation of Mary Poppins.

Half A Sixpence is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh who recently directed Wind in the Willows and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre.

The original 1963 musical was written by Beverley Cross and David Heneker.

For more information visit www.halfasixpence.co.uk