Theatre Breaks for Half A Sixpence are now available to book
Following a record-breaking run at the Chichester Festival theatre, the man with the midas touch, Cameron Mackintosh, brings the critically acclaimed hit musical Half A Sixpence to the Noel Coward theatre.
Theatrebreaks.com says : Highly recommended family show with great songs, choreography and plenty of laughs along the way. Who knew Folkstone in the 1920s could be so much fun?
Famously portrayed in the 1967 film version by cheeky chappie Tommy Steele, who also appeared in the original West End and Broadway productions back in the sixites, this new stage version of Half A Sixpence is a musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’. Penned by Oscar winning screen writer Julian Fellowes (creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical team who first worked together to create the hit musical Mary Poppins with Disney and the 2017 new production of The Wind in the Willows.
Half A Sixpence tells the heart-warming story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan, who unexpectedly inherits a fortune, and climbs the social ladder before losing everything and realising that you just can’t buy happiness.
The score features new songs, but also the most famous ones from original composer David Heneker including ‘Flash Bang Wallop’, ‘Money To Burn’ and, of course, ‘Half A Sixpence’.
Rising stars Charlie Stemp and Devon-Elise Johnson step into the lead roles and have recieved fantastic reviews whilst performing during a sell-out run at the Chichester Festival theatre last summer.
Where can I see it?
Noel Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Lane
When can I see it?
Opened : 17th November 2016
Currently booking to : 6th May 2017
What time does it start?
Monday to Saturday at 1930; and Wednesday & Saturday at 14:30