Read my review for the revived West End show Half A Sixpence here
Following sell-out performances at the Noël Coward Theatre for the last 2 months and rave reviews for both the show and its leading man Charlie Stemp, booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of Half A Sixpence has been extended for a second time to 2 September 2017.
The production originally premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has achieved both public acclaim and 8 What’s On Stage nominations, including Best Actor in a Musical (Charlie Stemp), Best Actress in a Musical (Devon-Elise Johnson) and Best New Musical.
The show also announced an additional midweek matinee performance (Thursday, 2:30pm) from 20 March, with tickets for the show ranging from £12.50 – £77.50.
This stage version of Half A Sixpence is a fresh adaptation and reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes (Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The score is 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’.
Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the 20th 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, but which of the young women should Arthur listen to?
Half A Sixpence plays the Noel Coward Theatre until 2 September 2017. For more information and to book tickets, visit the website.