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Half a Sixpence - 1963 - West End

Based on Kipps by H. G. Wells

A cockney shop clerk inherits money and is torn between his childhood sweetheart and society.

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Cambridge Theatre

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(Covent Garden) Earlham Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
The Barn Theatre and Aaron Sidwell have announced the cast and creatives for the third and final series of their re-imagined Shakespeare series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Identical, the world premiere of a 'Twin-sational' new musical, destined for London's West End, is based on the novel The Parent Trap by Erich Kästner, which inspired Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998. It tells the story of twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp 10 years later. In an attempt to re-join their divorced parents, they decide to exchange identities.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Pint of Wine Theatre Company announces a three-week development workshop of Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarkea??s a??P.S. Ia??m A Terrible Persona??, a new dark comedy musical about addiction through the eyes of 16-year-old, Martha Weiss.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Zorro's legendary story of good versus evil has been a source of enduring fascination, and has been the subject of a best selling novel by producer Isabel Allende as well as several major motion pictures. ZORRO: THE MUSICAL retells the dramatic tale of this romantic hero set to the famous red-hot Gipsy King beat.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Following their acclaimed, record-breaking production of 'Guys & Dolls' in 2018, The Mill at Sonning today announces the cast for its 2019 Christmas musical, 'Singin' in the Rain', based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, with 1,000 litres of water pumped onto the tiny stage at every show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Tony Tanner, beloved US and UK actor, director, playwright and choreographer, died on September 8, 2020 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 87.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh announced today the new cast of Boublil and Schönberg's LES MISERABLES at the newly restored Sondheim Theatre, when the theatre re-opens on 18 December 2019 following its major renovation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The full cast of Sydney & The Old Girl has been confirmed, as previously announced Miriam Margolyes and Mark Hadfield will be joined by Vivien Parry for Eugene O'Hare's world premiere black comedy. Directed by Phillip Breen, the production will open on 31 October, with a national press night on Tuesday 5 November at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway star Kelli O'Hara will return to London to play her debut solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 10 November. The Tony Award-winning and Emmy and Grammy-nominated actress returns to the capital following her star turn in the smash-hit run of The King and I at The London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Award-winning theatre director and producer Jonathan Church CBE, has announced the launch of a new production company Jonathan Church Theatre Productions supported by Trafalgar Entertainment's Joint CEOs Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
On Wednesday, October 21st at 1PM EST, Bridge To Broadway will return for a one-time live interview and interactive Q & A with Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winner Joel Grey, with a percentage of net proceeds benefitting St. Jude's Research Hospital.
by Fiona Scott - Nov 30, 2019
Happy December! Are you counting down the days to Christmas? At BroadwayWorld, we've decided to recount (pun intended) our favourite shows of a numerical theme - some of which you can currently see around the UK - over the course of advent.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Following their acclaimed, record-breaking production of 'Guys & Dolls' in 2018, The Mill at Sonning today announces the cast for its 2019 Christmas musical, 'Singin' in the Rain', based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, with 1,000 litres of water pumped onto the tiny stage at every show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Iris Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Actors' Church in Covent Garden, today announces the appointment of Paul-Ryan Carberry as Artistic Director and Paul Virides as Executive Director. They take up their roles from the company's founder Daniel Winder, who has moved on to become venue director of Stanley Halls, after 12 years with the company.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, affectionately known as MADD, is delighted to announce details of its first-ever Advisory Board that marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Nottingham based college.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Following its critically acclaimed London run, Olivier Award-winning musical Honk! is finally flying the nest this year, soaring into the Belgrade Theatre 4-8 June.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
The Barn Theatre have announced the extension and additional cast and creatives for their Shakespeare in lockdown series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
A local theatre school is offering an online workshop with Charlie Stemp!
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020
The Barn held its next virtual concert, The Barn Presents: The Music of Finn Anderson, on May 23. West End meets the West Country as another all-star West End and Broadway line-up celebrate the music and work of Scottish musical theatre composer and singer-songwriter Finn Anderson.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces that Joel Grey will receive the first Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's 28th Annual Summer Gala to be held at the new location of Wolffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, July 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
The Barn Theatre has announced an all-star line up for their second virtual concert, The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Finn Anderson, which will celebrate the work of the Scottish musical theatre composer Finn Anderson.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2020
Love Story: 10th Anniversary Concert has been postponed at Cadogan Hall until 20th September 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Flash, bang, wallop! Andrew Wright and Jaye Elster will be organising a HALF A SIXPENCE mass dance-a-thon via Instagram, according to Baz Gamigboye, who broke the news on his Twitter last night.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Liz White will make her Chichester debut as Joy Gresham, opposite Hugh Bonneville as C.S. Lewis, in William Nicholson's award-winning play Shadowlands, directed in the Festival Theatre by Rachel Kavanaugh and running from 26 April - 26 May (press night: 2 May). They are joined by Sally Cheng, Giles Coram, Emilio Doorgasingh, Lauren Hall, Andrew Havill, Beruce Khan and Timothy Watson, with Ruari Finnegan and Eddie Martin sharing the role of Joy Gresham's young son.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
HONK! is flying the nest after a critically-acclaimed, award-nominated run in London. Described as 'flawless', 'relentlessly excellent' and 'an absolute joy to watch', this musical egg-stravaganza is bursting with puppetry, magic and illusions... and water guns!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Petula Clark and Joseph Millson will join the Company to play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins, which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019. They join the previously announced Zizi Strallen in the title role and Charlie Stemp as Bert.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Tickets for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Mary Poppins are now on sale! The musical, based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the original film, returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre after 15 years, playing from 23 October 2019. Book tickets here!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
The winner of the 2020 annual Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize will be announced during a 'virtual concert' and online ceremony on Sunday 5 July.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Following the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical in 2018, casting has been revealed as the production prepares for its 2019 worldwide tour. After opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on 11 July 2019, the production led by returning director Thom Southerland will tour across the world until 15 December 2019.
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2020
In this episode of In The (Home) Office, Donna Lynn will check in with Nick Butcher, Tom Ling and Joe White who developed their new musical at Goodspeed's 2020 Johnny Mercer Colony. Tune in to learn more about their project and hear song or two. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
A musical theatre festival has launched to give graduates the chance to perform and direct for some of the most renowned names in the business to gain vital experience to help them get into the industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre is paying tribute to British musical theatre composers through their concert series! They have paid tribute to Amies & Clements, Elliot Davis, Finn Anderson, and Daniel and Laura Curtis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
For one-night-only, on SATURDAY 27TH July 2019 at 7:30pm, Emcee Jake Hellier and the Royal Surrey Choir return to the stage for their 2019 Summer Charity Concert 'It's The Girls' celebrating the 60's Girl-Group revolution and featuring classic songs from Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Carole King and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Love Story: 10th Anniversary Concert will feature original cast members Michael D. Xavier (Oliver Barrett), Emma Williams (Jenny Cavilleri) and Peter Polycarpou (Phil Cavilleri). This concert marks the 10th Anniversary of Love Story's premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010, before a run at the West End's Duchess Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Stirling Theatre is starting its 50th year with a farewell performance, as seen in the play The Actress, with a famous stage performer deciding to retire.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Zubin Varla and Robert Tripolino will join the cast of ZORRO in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 23 February as Don Alejandro and Ramon respectively. They join the previously announced Ricardo Afonso (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as the titular role and Diego, Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita (Matilda on Broadway, Dames At Sea on Broadway, Zorro original West End cast) reprising the role of Inez and four-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents, Zorro original West End cast) who will also reprise the role of Luisa.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Artistic Director, Paul-Ryan Carberry and Executive Director, Paul Virides today announce Escape to the Forest their inaugural season for Iris Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Actors' Church in Covent Garden.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Sharon Small will make her Chichester debut in the title role of THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Jay Presson Allen, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark. Rachel Kavanaugh directs the production, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 29 May a?" 30 June.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
#CheerUpCharlie - The Show which will be taking place at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd May at 7.30pm with an All-Star West End Cast celebrating their Ambassador Charlie Kristensen and his campaign with The Diana Award to raise awareness of anti-bullying. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to The Diana Award which runs the UK's leading anti-bullying school programme.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the U.S. Premiere of Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill's, Onegin. Based on Pushkin's masterpiece novel in verse and Tchaikovsky's stunning opera, Onegin tells the love story of the innocent Tatyana and the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin. This soaring musical adaptation begs you to answer the question, "Look around, look around, look around, Do you see someone worth dying for?" Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run March 14 - 31, 2019. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Derby Theatre has announced casting for their big production in the main house this autumn, a co-production with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch of Richard Bean's hilarious farce, One Man, Two Guvnors. The production will run at Derby Theatre from Saturday 7 until Saturday 28 September, before moving on to play at the Queen's Theatre from Wednesday 2 until Saturday 19 October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
'Live at Zedel' the famous 'Crazy Coqs' in the heart of Piccadilly, that plays host to theatre, cabaret, music and the performing arts. The beautiful Art Deco venue is the perfect setting for a showcase concert performance of 'GATSBY- the Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Derby Theatre and the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch have released rehearsal images for their upcoming production of Richard Bean's classic farce One Man Two Guvnors which opens at Derby Theatre from Saturday 7 until Saturday 28 September, before moving on to play at the Queen's Theatre from Wednesday 2 until Saturday 19 October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Troupe today announces full cast for the The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson which transfers to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Owen Brenman (Professor Charlie Sharp), Celeste Dodwell (Violet Hunter), Jane How (Aunt George), Tom Lorcan (Paul Stokes), Emma McDonald (Anna Lamb) and Wilf Scolding (Gabriel Lamb) alongside returning cast, Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 June, with previews from 5 June, and runs until 29 June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Savannah Repertory Theatre, Savannah's first Equity professional theatre is proud to continue the second season in its home, the Savannah Rep PLAYShop with one of the HOTTEST regional theatre comedies, written by one of the freshest, most exciting voices around, Matthew Lopez', The Legend of Georgia McBride.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'That this episode of Broadway Rewind features something Toxic, something Royal and something Academic.' We drop by New World Stages for a look at the David Bryan and Joe DePietro musical, The Toxic Avenger. We also visit with two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and the cast of Roundabout's production of The Philanthropist, but we kick it off at the opening night of director Neil Armfield's production of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, which starred Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, Tony Award winner Andrea Martin and Lauren Ambrose. Geoffrey Rush told Ridge, 'I just phoned my wife and said, 'Darling I just made my Broadway debut and it's a marker. It's not what I aimed for. I had never really, seriously ever thought about it... I used to listen to a lot of Broadway musical theatre back in the mid 60's when I was in high school. Next to the Beatles, I was listening to Angela Lansbury in Mame or Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence or Zero Mostel in Fiddler. I'm pretty well seasoned in that kind of energy, and to be able to bring a weird and wonderful play like Exit the King into that arena, has been just so special.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Contemporary theatre composer-lyricist Nick Butcher made his London concert debut with his sold out show on Tuesday 9th April at The Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly, London.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Today the cast members of the upcoming tour of Honk! The Musical was announced. After a successful run at the Union theatre in 2017, the production went into workshops at The Arts Centre, Hounslow which is where the tour is due to open on May 1st 2019.