Cameron Mackintosh has announced that the hit revival of Half a Sixpence is now booking at the Noel Coward Theatre until the 2nd September 2017. 

5. HALF A SIXPENCE Charlie Stemp 'Arthur Kipps'. Photo by Manuel Harlan.jpg
Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (c) Manuel Harlan. 

The Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production which transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre last year has now been extended for a second time, now booking util the 2nd September 2017.

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.

Based on H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, Half a Sixpence is a fresh musical adaptation of the 1963 musical, reuniting book-writer Julian Fellowes (Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe – having recently collaborated on a new musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.

The production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh who recently directed Wind in the Willows, as well as the Olivier nominated Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre. It is designed by Paul Brown, with choreography by Andrew Wright (Chichester/West End production of Guys and Dolls, the UK Tour of Barnum and Moby Dick at the Union Theatre) and  orchestrations by William David Brohn.

The cast includes Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps alongside Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick, Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham.

Half a Sixpence is now booking until the 2nd September 2017. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com,Theatre People.comUK Tickets.co.uk, Last Minute.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk

 

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