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Half a Sixpence extends booking at the Noel Coward Theatre
The hit musical extends booking to September 2017.
The hit West End revival of Half a Sixpence has announced it has extended its booking to 2 September 2017 at the Noel Coward Theatre. The production, which originated at the Chichester Festival Theatre, transferred to the West End in October 2016, officially opening on 17 November 2016, where it was previously booking to May 2017.
Produced an co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, Half a Sixpence features a book by Julian Fellows based on the original 1963 musical was written by Beverley Cross and David Heneker. It features an updated score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, along with the original hit score by David Heneker.
The production opened to excellent reviews in London's West End, gaining a Editor's Pick from LondonTheatre.co.uk: "A great big hug of a show that's as thrilling to watch as it is comforting. Pure tonic for the soul and the senses that has you leaving the theatre walking on air" (LondonTheatre); "brimming over with spick-and-span choreographic delights" (Telegraph).
Half a Sixpence stars Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps alongside Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick, Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow and Emma Williams as Helen 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?"
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, it features lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, design by Paul Brown and choreography by Andrew Wright.
Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.