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***Final Extension - 2 September 2017***

Following a stunningly successful run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh’s hit musical Half A Sixpence is playing at the Noël Coward theatre on London’s West End.

Adapted from H.G. Wells’ novel, “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul,” the musical is written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), with music composed by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, a top musical team put together by Mackintosh and previously responsible for the stage adaptation of Disney’s Mary Poppins. The exuberant score features several of David Heneker’s songs from the original production which he co-wrote with Beverley Cross, including ‘Flash Band Wallop’, ‘Money To Burn’ and, of course, ‘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 world, 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 Kipp, but who should he listen to?

As well as a profound observation on how the choices one makes can affect their life, 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' - The Times

★★★★ 'Flash, bang, wallop what a musical!' - Daily Mail 

Click here to read our interview with Olivier Award Winner Anthony Drewe, who co-wrote with George Stiles the new songs. 

Click here to read our review!

Half A Sixpence critic reviews

3 reviews
A nostalgic charmer that looks set to be a flash bang wallop hit.
2 Dec 2016
This Half a Sixpence is the best London's ever seen
2 Dec 2016
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.
2 Dec 2016

Half A Sixpence reviews

467 reviews
Brian Mackie
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2 Sep 2017

Brilliant show

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1 Sep 2017

Great show, lots of energy from the crowd and the audience alike. Very close to the film version although a faster paced delivery.

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1 Sep 2017

I didn't know anything about this show before I went, and what a great surprise it turned out to be. The quality of the singing, acting and dancing is unparalleled, and Charlie Stemp's performance is absolutely amazing. Perfect for all ages, you'll be singing the songs for days to come!

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29 Aug 2017

I don't think Sixpence gets the recognition it deserves. Charlie Stemp plays the role of Arthur Kipp's role with soooo much joy and passion, it's just sooooo contagious. The energy and the enthusiasm of the whole ensemble is amazing, Sixpence will definitely leave a little smile on your face. Catch it while it lasts. One of the bests in West End at the moment!!!

Dorothy Roberts
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26 Aug 2017

We both thought cast, scenery and this story line was excellent and enjoyed this first class production.



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.


‘Flash Band Wallop’, ‘Money To Burn’ and ‘Half A Sixpence.’

When Can I Go

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