Half A Sixpence
Half A Sixpence

Half A Sixpence Tickets

Noel Coward Theatre, London, WC2N 4AU
4.9 out of 5, based on 76 ratings and 76 reviews.
4.9
  • No Booking Fee Offer! Great Mon-Fri seats from £25 & Top Price £72.50/£77.50.

    Half A Sixpence is now playing at the Noël Coward Theatre in London's West End, following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester.

    Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's critically acclaimed hit musical is adapted for the stage from H.G. Wells’s semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul.

    Starring newcomers Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps) and Devon-Elise Johnson (Ann Pornick), with three time Olivier Award-nominee Ian Bartholomew (Chitterlow), three time Olivier Award-nominee Emma Williams (Helen Walsingham), and Vivien Parry (Mrs Walsingham).

    Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century, who 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...

    Half A Sixpence reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes (Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (the musical team behind the hit stage version of Mary Poppins). 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".

    With audiences on their feet every night, you won't want to miss this "joyous production" (Evening Standard) at London's Noel Coward Theatre.

    Book your Half A Sixpence tickets today!

    Please note: The seating plans are not accurate representations of the auditorium. While we try to ensure they are as close to the actual theatre plan as possible we cannot guarantee they are a true representation. Customers with specific requirements are advised to contact us prior to booking to avoid any confusion.

    *PLEASE NOTE: The producers of Half A Sixpence cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist(s). Charlie Stemp will NOT perform on the following dates:

    - Monday 29 May - Wednesday 31 May
    - Monday 26 June - Saturday 1 July
    - Monday 14 August - Saturday 19 August

    This performance schedule is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.

  • Noel Coward Theatre

    St Martins Lane,
    London,
    WC2N 4AU

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  • (reviews from the Chichester production)

    EVENING STANDARD


    'Flash, bang, wallop, what a show! Welcome to the undoubted hit of the summer, perhaps even the year, courtesy of Chichester, easily the country's finest purveyor of musical theatre.'


    DAILY TELEGRAPH


    'Leaving the auditorium in raptures, bid hello to 22-year-old star-in-the-making Charlie Stemp. He's got a grin so broad and warm you feel you're basking by the seaside.'
    'A bouquet apiece for composer George Stiles and lyricist Anthony Drewe who have diligently buffed-up David Heneker's charming-catchy numbers and brilliantly supplemented them at every turn.'
    'Bravo! If the first incarnation of this show was all Steele, this one's pure gold.'


    THE i NEWSPAPER


    '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.'


    DAILY MAIL


    'Flash, bang, wallop what a musical!'


    THE TIMES


    'High-kicking, heel-clicking, cartwheel-turning - sheer exhilaration.'
    'Fellowes's freshly adapted book adds a sliver of edge, emphasising the upstairs/downstairs class conflict with an arched eyebrow and a slyly satirical wink. Sparkling new songs enhance skilful reworkings of David Heneker's original numbers. And Rachel Kavanaugh's production is right on the money, with dazzling choreography by Andrew Wright and a lead performance by the newcomer Charlie Stemp that radiates easy charm and gawky grace.'