Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical Half A Sixpence.
The entire Chichester cast will transfer to the West End, starring newcomers Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick – alongside three times Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and three times Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham.
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 (Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical team that co-creator Cameron Mackintosh first put together to create the hit stage adaptation of Mary Poppins with Disney. 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.
Performances will commence at the Noël Coward Theatre from 29 October 2016, with press night on 17 November 2016. Tickets go on public sale on Thursday 1 September at 10.00am. For more information and to book tickets, visit the official website.