Half a Sixpence Musical: About the Show
Look for discount Half a Sixpence tickets online! The musical is about two hours. It will be both enjoyable for those who are familiar with the original book and musical and for those who will see the story for the first time. It is also suitable for both kids and adults. Julian Fellowes is famous for his work on Downton Abbey, so this time the script promises to be flawless too. But it is not only about that! In one of their Half a Sixpence reviews, TIMES call its new songs sparkling, and the choreography – dazzling!
Cast and Creative
- Charlie Stamp as Arthur Kipps
- Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow
- Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham
- Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick
- Vivien Parry as Mrs Walsingham
- Gerard Carey as James Walsingham
- John Conroy as Mr Shalford
- H.G. Wells - book
- Julian Fellowes – book adaptation
- George Stiles and Anthony Drewe - new music and lyrics
- David Heneker - original songs
- Cameron Mackintosh - co-creator
- Rachel Kavanaugh – director
- Paul Brown - designer
- Andrew Wright - choreographer
The plot (as well as the acts of the musical) can be roughly subdivided into three parts: The Story of a Boy, The Story of a Wealthy Man, and The Story of Love. The first part, The Story of a Boy, depicts Arthur Kipps (performed by Charlie Stamp), a young draper, who wants his life and the world around him to be changed but doesn’t do much about it.
In the second part, The Story of a Wealthy Man, Kipps inherits a fortune. His life, of course, starts changing, but not as quickly as the attitudes towards him. On the one hand, he’s a part of the high society now. On the other, his personality changes a bit, too.
The third, the final act, The Story of Love, depicts two girls, Ann Pornick and Helen Walsingham, who, respectively, represent Kipps’ life before he got rich and after that. They both want Kipps to do what they think is the best for him, but he hesitates.