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The touring production of Jacqueline Wilson's children's novel Hetty Feather, adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves, will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre this Summer for a five-week limited engagement. It will begin previews on 05 Aug 2014, with an official opening on 06 Aug and continue its run through to 06 Sep 2014.
The production's initial run was staged at the Rose Theatre in Kingston and it is currently on tour with dates in Dubai, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Sheffield, ahead of its West End run.
The cast of Hetty Feather features Phoebe Thomas (Hetty Feather), Matt Costain (Jem/Matron Bottomly), Sarah Goddard (Peg/Ida), Nikki Warwick (Madame Adeline), Isaac Stanmore (Saul), Paul Mundell (Gideon), and Luke Potter (Musician).
Synopsis: ' Hetty Feather is a story-telling adventure. It is the first historical work by Jacqueline Wilson that makes the trials of nineteenth century life accessible to children through her compelling heroine. Join Hetty as she takes on Victorian London and overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own.'
Hetty Feather is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson and is produced by William Archer for Bob & Co, Kenny Wax in association with Novel Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kingston. Its creative team includes scenic design by Katie Sykes, original music and score by Benji Bower with additional composition by Seamas H Carey and Luke Potter, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, lighting by Aideen Malone, and sound design by Leigh Davies.
Author Jacqueline Wilson released the following statement:
"I'm so thrilled with the stage version of Hetty Feather - and this deserved West End transfer. I couldn't have asked for a more inventive director, a better adaptor, or more fabulous cast. Phoebe Thomas is wonderful as Hetty, perfectly capturing her spirit. I've watched the show five times - and every child and adult I've spoken to agrees with me that the stage show is fantastic. You laugh, you cry, you gasp - and at the end you'll clap until your hands ache."