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Booking from: 29 Oct 2016

Booking until: 11 Feb 2017


Half a Sixpence
The Show
Follow orphan Arthur Kipps' journey from exhausted draper's assistant at Shalford's Bazaar to a bewildered member of high society, after inheriting a fortune from an unexpected source. This change in circumstance elevates his standing in the eyes of the beautiful Helen Walsingham, who endeavours to transform him into the perfect gentlemen - much to the alarm of childhood friend and potential sweetheart Ann Pornick. This charming musical is a tale of love and social standing, set in the seaside town of Folkestone in turn of twentieth Century England. Half A Sixpence has been co-created by the much lauded Sir Cameron Mackintosh, producer of Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera, among countless others. Here he reunites the musical team behind the award winning Mary Poppins stage adaption, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have created an uplifting and spirited musical featuring the hits 'Flash Bang Wallop', 'Money to Burn' and the namesake 'Half A Sixpence'. This period drama truly comes alive in the Noel Coward Theatre, a Grade II listed building in the heart of London's West End which features classical architecture that takes you back in time as soon as you step through the doors.

History of Half A Sixpence
Half A Sixpence was first staged at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End in 1963, before a Tony award nominated run at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway in 1965. It was adapted by Beverley Cross from the book Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul by H.G. Wells. This completely revised edition comes from Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey and includes several of the original songs by David Heneker.

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What the critics say
Half A Sixpence received rave reviews from its run at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Fiona Mountford at the Evening Standard describes it as 'The undoubted hit of the summer, perhaps even the year' while The Times says it is 'High-kicking, heel-clicking, cartwheel-turning - sheer exhilaration'. The I Newspaper explains that 'Thanks to a mix of choreography, endlessly revolving props of merry-go-round proportions, and a cast who are on fire with Stemp ablaze at the helm, this is a genuine masterpiece. A triumph.' Half A Sixpence is clearly a show not to be missed.

Theatre details

Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin`s Lane

(2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station) Head east on Cranbourn Street for 390 feet (towards Charing Cross Road). Turn right onto St Martin`s Lane and the theatre will be on your right hand side.

Leicester Square station is 1 minute walk (52 metres)


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Half a Sixpence

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin`s Lane

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