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Half A Sixpence

Following rave-reviews in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival’s hit musical Half A Sixpence is now playing at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End. This new stage version of Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Well’s novel “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul”, is a completely fresh adaptation which reunites book-writer Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) with Olivier Award-winning song writing partnership George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Honk!, Betty Blue Eyes, Just So). This top musical team were responsible for the world-wide smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins. The exuberant score is inspired by and features several of David Heneker’s original songs, including ‘Flash Bang Wallop’, ‘Money To Burn’ and ‘Half A Sixpence’. 

Arthur Kipps is an over-worked orphan, working as a draper’s assistant in Folkestone at the turn of the last century. Kipps dreams of a better and more fulfilling life, but when he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, it turns his life upside down. Navigating his new identity does not come without challenges, and watching these conflicts are childhood friend Ann Pornick and the classy Helen Walsingham. Both of these women love Kipps, but who should he listen to? 

Half A Sixpence is a joyous, exhilarating production that will have audiences on their feet every night. 

Director Rachel Kavanaugh’s previous work at Chichester includes The Music Man (2008), Love Story (2010) and more recently Single Spies (2016. 

★★★★★ 'The undoubted hit of the summer, perhaps even the year' EVENING STANDARD

★★★★★ 'So warm you feel you’re basking by the seaside. Pure gold. Bravo!' DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★ 'High-kicking, heel-clicking, cartwheel-turning – sheer exhilaration' TIMES

★★★★ 'Flash, bang, wallop what a musical!' DAILY MAIL
★★★★★ “What a triumph!” THE i

Production photo credits:

1. Devon-Elise Johnson (Ann Pornick) & Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps). Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench.
2. The Company. Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench
3. Gerard Carey (James Walsingham), Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps). Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench. 

85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase.


2 hours 45 minutes

Good To Know

Cast Holidays

Charlie Stemp will not be performing on the following dates, inclusive:

Charlie Stemp will not be performing on the following dates, inclusive:

20th July 2017 (matinee)
26th July 2017
2nd August 2017
10th August 2017 (matinee)
14th - 16th August 2017
22nd August 2017

The producers of HALF A SIXPENCE cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

The 7.30pm performance of Half A Sixpence on the 24th August will be filmed.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email. If you have chosen collect at box office please print the confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID. If you have chosen to receive tickets by post, the tickets will be dispatched approximately 2-3 days after purchase.


29 October 2016 - 2nd September 2017 Monday - Saturday 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4AU Tubes: Covent Garden, Leicester Sq, Charing Cross, Holborn Buses: Destination Leicester Sq.14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176

Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU

Latest critic reviews

  • A nostalgic charmer that looks set to be a flash bang wallop hit.

    Broadway World

  • This Half a Sixpence is the best London's ever seen

    The Telegraph

  • All in all this is a charming night out that is certain to warm the chilliest of London evenings this winter. The musical of the year.

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