Smash-hit musical Half a Sixpence extends in the West End
Following rave reviews, Cameron Macintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s co-production of Half A Sixpence will now run until 22 April 2017 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Based on H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’, the show follows Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant who unexpectedly inherits a fortune. Propelled into high society with his new found wealth, Kipps must choose between the love of his childhood friend Ann and the beautiful and classy Helen.
Starring Charlie Stemp, Devon-Elise Johnson, Emma Williams and Vivien Parry, the show features several of composer David Heneker’s exhilarating songs from the original production, including ‘Flash Bang Wallop’, ‘Money To Burn’ and ‘Half A Sixpence’.
The production is a fresh adaptation by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the creative team by behind acclaimed musical Mary Poppins.
Half a Sixpence runs from 29 October 2016 until 22 April 2017 at the Noel Coward Theatre.