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Half a Sixpence

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  • Starring: Charlie Stemp
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Half a Sixpence in London


Charlie Stemp

This musical rocked the rafters at Chichester through summer 2016, causing such a stir that a London transfer was more or less a foregone conclusion. Everybody involved is delighted, the entire cast is transferring to the capital and tickets are due to sell like hot cakes. Don't miss your chance to see a brilliant new talent in the shape of Charlie Stemp in action. Fabulous.

The wonderful Charlie Stemp plays Arthur Kipps, adding his own unique flavour to the role. Devon-Elise Johnson plays his good childhood friend Ann Pornick, Ian Bartholomew plays Chitterlow and Emma Williams makes a wonderful Helen Walsingham.

This musical has a long history. It first hit the London stage in 1963, with Marti Webb playing Ann and Tommy Steele as Kipps. 1965 saw the show open at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for for 511 performances with John Cleese as the stockbroker Walsingham. And it was the last pre-Lloyd-Webber West End masterpiece to transfer to New York with any level of success.

In 1967 a film adaptation was made, also starring Tommy Steele, plus Julia Foster and Cyril Ritchard. Lesley Judd, who later became a popular presenter on the children's TV programme Blue Peter, danced in the chorus.

2016 saw a fresh, revived version of the show open at the Chichester Festival Theatre. It gathered a load of instant rave reviews and even generated the ultimate theatre compliment, plenty of standing ovations. Co-produced by Cameron Mackintosh and reuniting his Mary Poppins collaborators, the new book comes from best-selling writer Julian Fellowes. As well as a few of the original show tunes, there's also a raft of excellent new songs from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

By all accounts Sir Cameron Mackintosh is thrilled about the transfer, and chuffed that it's going to be on at the Noël Coward Theatre, where the iconic British musical Oliver premièred in 1960. The Noel Coward's stage is huge, the perfect venue to showcase Paul Brown's brilliant design.

Half a Sixpence – The story

Half a Sixpence tells the story of Arthur Kipps, an orphan and draper's assistant. He's a simple soul, and when he unexpectedly inherits a fortune his life changes completely. The show is inspired by HG Wells' semi-autobiographical book Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, and it's a charming tale with a happy ending. If you fancy experiencing one of the finest musicals of the year, which has knocked audiences for six in Chichester and promises more of the same in London, walk this way.

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Half a Sixpence Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 2 September 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hours 45 minutes (One interval)

  • Important Information

    Please see below a list of dates that Charlie Stemp will not be performing in Half a Sixpence.

    10th August 2017 (matinee)
    14th - 16th August 2017
    22nd August 2017

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to Half a Sixpence are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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Half a Sixpence reviews

4.8 out of 5 81 reviews

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  • Recommended for:
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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Half a Sixpence.

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of Half a Sixpence.



J Reviewed on 28 August 2017 by
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom


One of the best musical!

Amazing show and whst a great performence. Really pleased I chose this show.

A Reviewed on 27 August 2017 by
Brentford, United Kingdom


A "feel good" show

This musical was excellent from start to finish. I didn't want it to end! All the cast played their parts beautifully. The songs were really catchy and I enjoyed the humour in it too! The scene changes were very slick and cleverly designed. The dancing was amazing , especially Charlie Stemp- such energy! It was very uplifting and made everyone feel happy and wanting to join in! I was most impressed with the final scene when all the cast played their banjos! I would definitely recommend anyone to see it-great fun!

H Reviewed on 27 August 2017 by
Preston, United Kingdom


Fun british musical

E Reviewed on 25 August 2017 by
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom


Joyful, romantic - must see before it closes.

I thoroughly enjoyed this show. I actually saw the understudy in the main role, but he was wonderful. The time flew by and I didn't want it to end. My seat in the Grand Circle Row C was a great view - in spite of the safety rail blocking the view a little bit. I would recommend to see this marvellous show before it closes in a couple of weeks.

T Reviewed on 23 August 2017 by
Hull, United Kingdom


very good theatre show for all the family

Very entertaining show for everyone alike. Suitable for all ages. The story was easy to follow and the singing and dancing was excellent. A must see show

G Reviewed on 22 August 2017 by
Ramsgate, United Kingdom



You really need to see this before it ends.

R Reviewed on 20 August 2017 by
Ely, United Kingdom


a must see

One of the best shows I've seen over recent years. Great value seats with a brilliant view at the rear of the Royal Circle

G Reviewed on 06 August 2017 by
Batley, United Kingdom


Must see

One of the best shows out. Charlie Stemp as Arthur was amazing as were the whole cast. We had a wonderful day out.

P Reviewed on 06 August 2017 by
Wembley, United Kingdom


Charming, upbeat, our 13 year old is still humming the tunes

Loved the show! Great tunes! 0ur 13-year-old was singing several of the tunes throughout our time in UK.

J Reviewed on 31 July 2017 by
Folsom, United States


Outstanding fun

K Reviewed on 30 July 2017 by
Bromley, United Kingdom


A fantastic impulsive buy! Must see!!

C Reviewed on 27 July 2017 by
Auckland, New Zealand



Definitely worth a visit, excellent performance

A Reviewed on 17 July 2017 by
Marylebone, United Kingdom


Great choreography and amazing set!

I was blown away by the set in this show and the choreography was very enjoyable! I went to this performance not knowing anything about it but was very pleased.

R Reviewed on 16 July 2017 by
Perth, Australia



Storyline, music and choreography are brilliant!

D Reviewed on 15 July 2017 by
Ogden, United States



Best Westend show I have ever seen.

H Reviewed on 12 July 2017 by
Hillsborough, United Kingdom


Uplifting and 'feel good'

S Reviewed on 06 July 2017 by
Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom


Half sixpence

It was brilliant from start to finish

J Reviewed on 03 July 2017 by
Nt Newmarket, United Kingdom


Awesome production from beginning to end!

L Reviewed on 29 June 2017 by
Topsfield, United States



Not to be missed. Exceptional music, singing, choreography, and staging. You will leave the theatre with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.

M Reviewed on 20 June 2017 by
Morgantown, United States



Just brilliant!!!

M Reviewed on 19 June 2017 by
St. Sampsons, United Kingdom


Brilliant. Entertaining from start to finish

S Reviewed on 04 June 2017 by
Nuneaton, United Kingdom



B Reviewed on 03 June 2017 by
London, United Kingdom


Brilliant. Very enjoyable

We really enjoyed this not-so-well-known-show at the fairly small Noel Coward Theatre. It made for a cosy atmosphere which the musical filled very well. We particularly liked the little twist at the end. You'll have to go to find out what that is. Happy musicaling.

R Reviewed on 01 June 2017 by
Gloucester, United Kingdom


Clatter jang-a ring-a jang-a. Fantastic!!

Full of energy and excellent choreography. Excellent sound & music. Couldn't fault the show!

A Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by
Borehamwood, United Kingdom


A superb evening that passed so quickly. A high energy and very entertaining show. A must see.

D Reviewed on 23 May 2017 by
Aberdeen, United Kingdom


A great show in all respects!

M Reviewed on 21 May 2017 by
Burien, United States



Great show! Every cast member gave everything in supporting VERY talented principals. A great feel good show.

R Reviewed on 21 May 2017 by
Leeds, United Kingdom


A show that will have you leaving the theatre with a smile on your face and a song on your lips

Half a sixpence is the happiest show that I have seen for a long time, The energy that the cast put into the show takes your breath away. The set is a clever one and the scene changes are fast and a pleasure to watch because they are part of the show. The lead male character is on stage for nearly all the show . and his dance routines are a joy to see. Do yourself a favour and see this show as soon as you can, it is wonderful and gets 5 stars in all departments from me.

C Reviewed on 19 May 2017 by
Peterborough, United Kingdom


Total entertainment

We booked easily online for the matinee. The theatre was right outside Leicester Square station. The theatre is everything you would expect for a West End classic (seating is a little tight though). The show was excellent, faultless, and the choreography was brilliant, awesomely staged. Great sound system too. We really enjoyed this uplifting oldie. The final couple of numbers, especially "what a picture" are so good we left feeling very pleased indeed. Thanks!!

J Reviewed on 18 May 2017 by
Casuarina, Australia


A wonderful evening's entertainment

D Reviewed on 10 May 2017 by
Derby, United Kingdom



A very happy show, all the players were very talented and enthusiastic and came out feeling very cheerful

D Reviewed on 05 May 2017 by
Ewell, Epsom, United Kingdom



M Reviewed on 21 April 2017 by
Porth, United Kingdom



P Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by
Newark, United Kingdom


wonderful energetic escapism

What a show!!! From the opening scene to the standing ovation at the end this was a performance to behold!!! The mix of songs from the original musical with the new songs andthe clever workings by Cameron mackintosh with Julian Fellows slight changes to the story only added to the overall production. The energy from the cast was mind blowing and the live music whirling dancing and carried you through the night. I loved every minute of this musical and left the theatre with a feeling of joy.

A Reviewed on 08 April 2017 by
South Queensferry, United Kingdom


High octaine show -such vibrancy and energy.

Just loved, loved the show - one of the most enjoyable I have seen over the last few years. The cast were amazing - all of them. Especially the leading parts. Such energy with all the non-stop (or so it seemed), dancing, singing and acting. I was not disappointed even after remembering Tommy Steele in his heyday.

L Reviewed on 19 March 2017 by
King's Lynn, United Kingdom


A joy from start to finish

Anyone who leaves the theatre without a huge smile on their face & an overwhelming desire to dance down the street, singing a simple tune must be souless. Everyone in the company was outstanding.

B Reviewed on 16 March 2017 by
Plymouth, United Kingdom


we thought it was a wonderful show, so entertaining & really enjoyable. Great songs & fine singing & dancing. Loved it!

E Reviewed on 12 March 2017 by
Kings Lynn, United Kingdom


What a Triumph

M Reviewed on 02 March 2017 by
Blackburn, United Kingdom



A feel good show full of energy.

A Reviewed on 19 February 2017 by
Sidcup, United Kingdom


A great show

L Reviewed on 11 February 2017 by
Swindon, United Kingdom


light hearted and great fun

B Reviewed on 05 February 2017 by
Langtree, Torrington, United Kingdom



A Reviewed on 23 January 2017 by
Bury, United Kingdom


Vibrant, fun with lots of energy and a talented cast!

Show was fantastic! Not to be missed!

K Reviewed on 22 January 2017 by
Wallington, United Kingdom


Extremely pretty and slick

A security guard in the Balcony was extremely rude to me on arrival at the show, which was weird and annoying... But the choreography, orchestra and energy of the show were all terrific. Ambitious and successful staging absolutely made it! The performers were adorable and totally committed throughout. The first half is too long, but the grand numbers paid off handsomely

D Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by
London, United Kingdom


A must see for all musical theatre lovers.

Charlie Stemp is an amazing performer. You would never guess it was his first major role. A singer, dancer and actor of exceptional ability and a definite star of tomorrow. Supported by a fine cast of talented performers.

C Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by
Codicote, United Kingdom



Was a fantastic performance totally amazing everyone played their part.

T Reviewed on 15 January 2017 by
Chesterfield, United Kingdom


Must see

Amazing performances, colourful , energetic, funny, wonderful show

T Reviewed on 15 January 2017 by
Billericay, United Kingdom


Money well spent !!!!

A slow start but after about 15mins the storyline kicked off and you were immersed into the song & dance of it all

H Reviewed on 08 January 2017 by
Potters Bar, United Kingdom


Delightful Must See

Exquisite Must see. The level of enthusiasm and energy displayed by every actor is outstanding. The story although a classic is refreshing and amusing. It is important to be reminded that being true to oneself and being is the best way to happiness and success. The aplause was thundering and a standing ovation was well deserved. We clapt until our hands were hurting:)

M Reviewed on 08 January 2017 by
La Croix, Switzerland


Best show ever seen

P Reviewed on 06 January 2017 by
Bangkok, Thailand



R Reviewed on 01 January 2017 by
Spennymoor, United Kingdom


Sensational acting and dancing

A whole family show that is energetic in it's acting and dancing, fantastic singing and a wonderful story that is wrapped up with a few surprises along the way.

T Reviewed on 01 January 2017 by
Worthing, United Kingdom


Stunningly good!

The show was fresh,lively and extremely skilled.We were part of an audience that was enjoying a really good time . The dancing was quite exceptional and it was a delight.

P Reviewed on 04 December 2016 by
Warminster, United Kingdom


Rip off seats b3 and b4 balcony are restricted

Not pissed with them, but I am with LBO. Seats b3 and B4, were bought as non restricted view. Could not see centre stage at all - completely obscured. Sat at an arkward angle and left before the end due to being incredibly uncomfortable, as did many others. Dont buy B3 and B4 if you want a clear view from the Balcony

J Reviewed on 27 November 2016 by
Caversham, United Kingdom


Energetic and enjoyable

Great show with a Fantastic crescendo. Great lead role and full of energy. Would definitely recommend not to miss this show.

L Reviewed on 22 November 2016 by
Kettering, United Kingdom


A feel-good show.

The show was seamless and one scene ran into the next without a hitch. It had plenty of energy from a talented and enthusiastic cast.

K Reviewed on 22 November 2016 by
Harlow, United Kingdom



Absolutely Amazing.

J Reviewed on 21 November 2016 by
Crewe, United Kingdom


A super afternoon out!

A lovely happy show, well dressed- best show we have seen in the last 10 years.

V Reviewed on 11 November 2016 by
Kenley, United Kingdom

22 Nov
Phil Willmott

Review: HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, November 22 2016, 11:47

Half a Sixpence They say the simple pleasures in life are the sweetest and it's certainly true of this revival of a lovely, heartwarming and unpretentious musical from a time when writers and composers simply aspired to make an audience smile and to send them home humming a song from the show.

The very slight plot is based on a novel by H.G Wells in which a shop boy, Arthur Kipps, inherits a fortune, and as a result chooses to marry outside his class before fate intervenes and all works out more satisfactorily. The message that money doesn't bring contentment is always popular for audiences living through tough times.

Review: HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre
14 Nov
Daniel Perks

Review: HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre

by Daniel Perks | Monday, November 14 2016, 10:33

Half a Sixpence There is no questioning the talent of both the cast and creative team here – everyone is competent and able to execute their roles well. But therein is the problem; the show isn’t memorable or extraordinary enough to merit a second viewing.

Review: HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre