Following rave reviews from critics and audiences, it has been announced that the Chichester Festival Theatre production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh is staying in London until at least April 2017.
The new stage adaptation of the musical, based on H.G.Wells’s semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is now booking at the Noel Coward Theatre until the 22nd April 2017.
Half a Sixpence transferred to the West End following a successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre and stars newcomers 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’.
Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century, unexpectedly inherits a 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? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.
The score features a number of songs inspired by and features several of composer David Heneker’s exhilarating songs from the original production, including ‘Flash Bang Wallop’, ‘Money To Burn’ and ‘Half A Sixpence’. It is designed by Paul Brown, with choreography by Andrew Wright, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and video design by Luke Halls.
Half a Sixpence is now booking at the Noel Coward Theatre until the 22nd April 2017. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com ,Theatre People.com, UK Tickets.co.uk, Last Minute.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk.