About Half a Sixpence

Following rave reviews and a sell-out season at Chichester this new production of Half a Sixpence transfers to London’s Noel Coward Theatre.

Based on Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, a 1905 novel by H.G. Wells, Half a Sixpence is the story of Arthur Kipps, a draper's assistant who falls in love with a chambermaid named Ann but has an abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a fortune.

Featuring all the songs from this original show including Flash Bang Wallop, Money to Burn and Half a Sixpence, this new stage version reunites book-writer Julian Fellowes (Creator of Downton Abbey) with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical team that created the hit stage adaptation of Mary Poppins.

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Important Information

Please note: Charlie Stemp will not be appearing as Arthur Kipps on 26 June – 1 July & 14 – 19 August 2017.

Noel Coward Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

85-88 St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4AU
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible