HALF A SIXPENCE set to go out with a flash, bang wallop in the West End

First presented at Chichester’s Festival Theatre, last summer’s hit Half A Sixpence will play its final performance in London on Saturday 2 September, having extended its limited season twice. Acclaimed by audiences and critics as a dazzling reinvention of the original musical and winning plaudits for both production and cast, the role of Arthur Kipps, […]

Understudy SAM O’ROURKE plays Arthur Kipps in HALF A SIXPENCE

At the beginning of 2017, I decided that 2017 would be the year I try to help champion understudies in theatre. It can be a thankless task, for a performer to take on a leading role in a theatre show, only for it to pass by unnoticed by press and media outlets. These hard working […]


Emma Williams started her Musical Theatre career at age 18, playing Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang alongside Michael Ball at the London Palladium. Now she is starring in Half A Sixpence at the Noel Coward Theatre. I sat down with Emma for a chat about the show … Watch Emma take on the […]

HALF A SIXPENCE extends booking to 2 September 2017

Booking for HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noël Coward Theatre has been extended for a second time to 2 September 2017! From 20 March, there will be an additional midweek matinee performance on Thursdays at 2.30pm. Listings schedule below. The entire Chichester cast have transferred to the West End, starring newcomers Charlie Stemp as ‘Arthur […]

My 2016 Theatre Highlights

Last week I took a look back at the shows I said I was looking forward to seeing in 2016 and what I actually thought of them in the end. Now it is time for the obligatory end of year round up of my favourite shows from 2016. It will be unsurprising for you to […]

REVIEW: HALF A SIXPENCE (Noel Coward Theatre) ★★★★

HALF A SIXPENCE has just opened in London’s West End after a smash hit run at Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this year. The 1963 musical is based on a book by writer H. G. Wells and is the simple rags to riches story of an orphan boy who inherits a fortune and tries to find […]

HALF A SIXPENCE to transfer into the West End starring Emma Williams and Ian Bartholomew

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical “HALF A SIXPENCE” – which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre – introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. Performances will commence at the Noël Coward Theatre […]

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