West End PREVIEW: Half A Sixpence
Opening to rave reviews in the West End, Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s award-winning hit musical HALF A SIXPENCE is having nightly standing ovations at the Noël Coward Theatre.
This new stage version of HALF A SIXPENCE is a completely fresh adaptation which reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes (Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey) with songwriting duo 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’ and ‘Half A Sixpence’.
Starring newcomers Charlie Stemp as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Devon-Elise Johnson as ‘Ann Pornick’ – alongside three times Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as ‘Helen Walsingham’ and Vivien Parry as ‘Mrs Walsingham’.
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.
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