Chichester Festival Theatre’s accalimed production of Half A Sixpence will transfer into the West End.
Following rave reivews and a record-breaking run at Chichester, co-producer Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed the show will run at Noel Coward Theatre from 29 October 2016.
The entire cast of the Chichester production will transfer to the West End, featuring Charlie Stemp as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Devon-Elise Johnson as ‘Ann Pornick’ – alongside three times Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as ‘Chitterlow’ and three times Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as ‘Helen Walsingham’.
The show is a new adaptation of Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’ and reunites the creative team behind Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s hit musical Mary Poppins – Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Mackintosh said: “I am absolutely thrilled that our new version of the iconic British musical Half a Sixpence has gone off with such a flash bang wallop and been so rapturously received by both audiences and critics alike, breaking box offices records in Chichester.
Half a Sixpence runs from 29 October 2016 until 11 February 2017 at the Noel Coward Theatre.