Tim's One Photograph a Day

Half a Sixpence at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Half a Sixpence.

Half a Sixpence: View of the set from the Royal Circle.

View of the set from the Royal Circle.

Complete change today. We have been in the West End. To the theatre, to see Half a Sixpence before it closes at the end of the week,

We are glad we did. It was an excellent show. It was originally written back in the 1960s with Tommy Steele in the lead role. Charlie Stemp, who plays the lead in the new version, is an extremely good replacement.

Obviously, photography is not allowed during the performance. However, I was able to grab this shot from my seat in the circle. Sadly, I was a little off-centre, and couldn’t line up the shot as well as I would have liked.\

It gives a good impression of the inside of this beautiful theatre, and the opening stage for Half a Sixpence. Completed 12 March 1903, the building opened as the New Theatre. In 1973 it was renamed the Albery Theatre after form manager Sir Bronson Albery.

In 2006 it underwent major refurbishment, and reopened under the name Noël Coward Theatre. The actor had appeared in his own play in this theatre back in 1920.

Half a Sixpence opened here on 17 November 2016, originally until February 2017. The run has been extended three times since, but it is finally closing on 2 September.

Being a handheld shot in low light, I have had to open the ISO up to 2000, to give an exposure of 1/50 second at F3.5.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 28 Aug 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/3.5
  • 1/50 Sec
  • ISO 2000

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