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Half a Sixpence to close in the West End this September

The production will close after ten months in the West End

Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps in Half a Sixpence
© Manuel Harlan

Half a Sixpence is to close in the West End after ten months in the capital.

The show opened in Chichester in July last year before transferring to London's Noel Coward Theatre, where it will have its last performance on 2 September.

The show stars Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps and Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham. Both won WhatsOnStage Awards for their performances in the musical.

Half a Sixpence has a book by Julian Fellowes with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

In a statement, the show's producer Cameron Mackintosh said: "I'm delighted that this new Half A Sixpence has been greeted so rapturously by audiences and critics and discovered a new star in Charlie Stemp.

"It is most gratifying that this long neglected David Heneker and Beverley Cross musical, brilliantly re-written by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, now has a new lease of life with interest for several other productions in discussion."

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Half a Sixpence will run at the Noel Coward Theatre until 2 September.