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This new stage version of Half a Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi- autobiographical novel 'Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul', is a completely fresh adaptation which reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes 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'. The production transfers to London's West End following a run at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Half a Sixpence Synopsis:
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Charlie Stemp will not be performing on 22 August.
Running time2 hours 35 minutes including interval
Performance dates29 October 2016 - 2 September 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Charlie Stemp will not be performing on 22 August. Security: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres - we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place. Unfortunately, the theatre is unable to accept large items of luggage in our cloakrooms at this time. If you are travelling with such items, storage solutions are available throughout London. PLEASE NOTE: The 2.30pm and 7.30pm performances on 24 August will be filmed with the 2.30pm performance having a special rate due to the filming. No latecomers on these dates.
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: Half a Sixpence
I went into Half a Sixpence not knowing much except that Tommy Steele had been in the original 1963 production (it was one of the last British productions to go to Broadway before the 1970s-1980s dominance of Andrew Lloyd Webber) and my boyfriend had sung the title song at me. As stories go it is a rags to riches tale about the value of money, class, and love.
24 Mar, 2017 | By Shanine Salmon