The London production of the musical Half a Sixpence has announced that it will play its final performance September 2 at the Noël Coward Theatre. The show, which is a fresh adaptation of the original 1963 musical, transferred to the West End in October 2016 following a hit run at the Chichester Festival Theatre earlier that fall.
This new stage version—adapted from H.G. Wells’ semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Sou and the original musical by Beverley Cross and David Heneker—features a new book by Julian Fellowes (Mary Poppins, School of Rock) and new music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Honk). The musical is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.
Half a Sixpence is designed by Paul Brown and choreographed by Andrew Wright. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn; Stephen Brooker and Graham Hurman are the musical supervisors. Rounding out the creative team are lighting designer Paule Constable, sound designer Mick Potter, and video designer Luke Halls.
Watch the trailer for the West End production below:
For tickets and more information visit HalfaSixpence.co.uk.