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West End's Half A Sixpence to air this Christmas

According to recent news, the 2016 West End revival of Half A Sixpence, which was filmed at the end of its run in September 2017, is expected to air on Sky Arts in the UK this December!

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While initial plans to air the production in previous years on BBC4 fell through, it is expected that following more editing the program will arrive this Christmas to television audiences.

The recording of the West End musical will be broadcast on the Channel 11 on December 29th at 6.30PM.

Half a Sixpence stars Olivier Award nominee Charlie Stemp as ‘Arthur Kipps’, Devon-Elise Johnson as ‘Ann Pornick’, Ian Bartholomew as ‘Chitterlow’ and Emma Williams as ‘Helen Walsingham’.

Based on H.G. Wells’s semi- autobiographical novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’ the musical features a book by Julian Fellowes with score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe which features a number of David Heneker’s original songs including "Flash Bang Wallop", "Money To Burn" and "Half A Sixpence".

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"Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century, unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur – but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices."

Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh it features designs by Paul Brown, with choreography by Andrew Wright, orchestrations by William David Brohn, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and video design by Luke Halls.