Following its run in Chichester, Half A Sixpence will transfer to the West End.
The musical will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on 17th November 2016 (previews from 29th October) and is booking to 11th February 2017. Tickets go on sale from 1st September 2016.
The entire Chichester cast will transfer to the West End, including Charlie Stemp as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Devon-Elise Johnson as ‘Ann Pornick’ alongside Ian Bartholomew as ‘Chitterlow’ and Emma Williams as ‘Helen Walsingham’.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am absolutely thrilled that our new version of the iconic British musical Half a Sixpence has gone off with such a flash bang wallop and been so rapturously received by both audiences and critics alike, breaking box offices records in Chichester. The show’s amazing cast is headed by the sensational new young star Charlie Stemp, who has put his own brilliantly original stamp on a part that fifty years ago launched Tommy Steele’s international theatre and film career. Everyone seems to agree that history is about to repeat itself with Charlie, whose performance is sending audiences into raptures nightly.
I’m also thrilled that the show is going to open in London at the Noël Coward Theatre, original home of another great iconic British musical Oliver! which premiered in 1960, three years before Sixpence opened up the street at the Cambridge Theatre. The spacious Coward stage will perfectly show off Paul Brown’s brilliant design.”