Review Round Up: Half a Sixpence, Noel Coward Theatre

Following a hugely successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Rachel Kavanaugh’s production of the classic musical makes its West End debut. Here is what critics have been saying about it: 

Half a Sixpence

London ***** “A great big hug of a show that’s as thrilling to watch as it is comforting.”

Gay Times Magazine: ***** “Rachel Kavanaugh’s production is wonderfully historic to what we all know of Half A Sixpence, but is still charming in its determination to find new life in this work.”

MusicOMH: ***** “Charlie Stemp is brilliant as Arthur Kipps as he reveals superlative singing, acting and dancing skills.”

A Younger Theatre: “Golden from start to finish, it’s absolutely bloomin’ blindin’.”

The Telegraph: ***** “the whole thing is such a pleasure and an ’alf you simply don’t want it to end.” ***** “All in all this is a charming night out that is certain to warm the chilliest of London evenings this winter. The musical of the year.”

British **** “a splendidly handsome revival of a much-loved classic story, offering a fresh look at one of the greatest British musical scores ever written, and incorporating a lot of fine new writing by some of the most experienced creatives in the industry. It’s a delight.”

London Theatre1: ***** “This wholly astonishing performance from Charlie Stemp in Half A Sixpence sees the first of what must surely will be many leading roles for a clearly talented and hard-working actor.”

London Box ***** “They say the simple pleasures in life are the sweetest and it’s certainly true of this revival of a lovely, heartwarming and unpretentious musical.”

Broadway **** “A nostalgic charmer that looks set to be a flash bang wallop hit.”

Exeunt Magazine: “it’s hard not to be won over by this hugely talented cast and the sheer exuberance of the performances.”

West End Whingers: “Stemp brings to mind a young Michael Crawford with a hint of Lee Evans thrown in for good measure. His winningly energetic and charming performance is a thing of wonder with limbs that seem to have minds of their own.”

Broadway Baby: ***** “I defy you not to feel all is good in the world by spending time basking in the sparkliness of this shiny sixpence.”

Take5 Theatre: ***** “Every element of this production combined gives the big numbers all the flash, bang and wallop anybody could wish.”

Half a Sixpence is currently booking  at the Noel Coward Theatre until the 11th February 2017. To book tickets visit: Discount, Theatre Tickets, Theatre and UK



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