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HALF A SIXPENCE – West End

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Rachel Kavanaugh has created a delightfully light footed production that leaves the audience beaming for joy. This wonderfully perky musical is a classic rags to riches story that shows that money really doesn’t buy happiness, wonderfully told through the story of Arthur Kipps an orphan who works as a drapers assistant until he unexpectedly comes into the money.

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NEWS: RSC adapts Robert Harris’ Cicero novels for stage; New season announced

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Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran today announced the company’s winter 2017 season, including the world premiere of Imperium, an epic, two-part page-to-stage adaptation of Robert Harris‘ best-selling novels about Roman politician Cicero, adapted by Wolf Hall‘s Mike Poulton and directed by Doran, and the West End transfer of Helen Edmundson‘s new play Queen Anne, starring Romola Garai and Emma …

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HALF A SIXPENCE – West End

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The musical Half a Sixpence bounds into the West End from Chichester, newly adapted by Julian Fellowes, with a spring in its step and an infectious grin. The story of Arthur Kipps, a lowly haberdashers’ assistant who comes into money but ultimately questions what happiness it brings, is brought to life in a visually beautiful production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.






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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Touring & West End

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Kenneth Grahame’s story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the irrepressible Toad have been a favourite of many for longer than they can remember – I grew up delighting in the stop-motion version and have long been a staple for adaptation on both stage and screen, Grahame’s skilful evocation of a pastoral England that no longer exists (and may never have) is infinitely comforting and inviting.






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NEWS: Rufus Hound leads Wind in the Willows to Palladium, TICKETS ON SALE

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will transfer to the West End’s London Palladium next summer, previewing from 17 June 2017, with opening night on 29 June 2017. Rufus Hound will reprise his role as Mr Toad with further West End casting to be announced. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE VIA MY THEATRE MATES…






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NEWS: Half a Sixpence transfers to West End, Opens 17 Nov at Noel Coward

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Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical HALF A SIXPENCE – which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre – introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps.