Half a Sixpence cast

Originally intended to run until mid-February, West End newcomer Half a Sixpence has confirmed a run extension, taking the booking period into April 2017.

Half a Sixpence is a musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul.

The musical is playing at the Noel Coward Theatre. Tickets are available to book up until 22nd April.


Half a Sixpence follows the tale of Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century who unexpectedly inherits a large 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?

You can watch the Half a Sixpence trailer below for more insight into the musical:

Cast and creative

The production stars newcomers Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick in the lead roles.

Other cast members include three-time Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and three-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham.

Half a Sixpence is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh who recently directed the Olivier nominated Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre.

The score features several of composer David Heneker’s songs from the original Chichester production, including Flash Bang Wallop, Money To Burn and Half A Sixpence, plus some new ones.

Group rates

GTOs can take advantage of reduced Band A seats for parties of ten or more on Monday to Thursday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.

You should call 0844-482 5100 or visit www.halfasixpence.co.uk for further information.

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan.