Feisty and absorbing: Hetty Feather is coming to the Vaudeville Theatre


For a five-week limited period, the stage adaptation of the much-loved children’s novel Hetty Feather will be showing at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre

Prepare to be gripped, wowed and amused at the Vaudeville this summer 

The engrossing tale of the plucky Hetty Feather has been awakened for the stage by the award-winning script writer Emma Reeves and the Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson.

A family show worthy of the West End

The initial run of the production was staged at the Rose Theatre in Kingston where it afforded fantastic reviews. “Spectacularly delivered” wrote The Independent, a sentiment shared by The Times’, which described Hetty Feather has a “family show worthy of the West End”.

Now this colourful story, which juggles live music, circus skills and a talented cast, will have the chance to awe West End audiences. Hetty Feather previews at the Vaudeville Theatre will begin on August 5. The show will officially open on August 6, 2014. It will continue a five-week run at the Vaudeville until September 6, 2014.

A spirited Victorian adventure

This thrilling tale follows the trials of life in the nineteenth century, through the eyes of the feisty Hetty. Determined to find her real mother and a family off her own, audiences are taken on a roller-coaster ride of tears, laughter, adoration and amusement.

Best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson released Hetty Feather in 2009. The much-loved writer has written 100 books, including the popular CBBC series, Tracey Beaker. When the announcement was made that Hetty Feather was coming to the West End, the author spoke of how important it is for children to visit the theatre.

“It is vital that children go to the theatre to help them learn to concentrate and develop love of the arts,” said Jacqueline Wilson.

The English writer who is best-known for her vast and varied work in children’s literature, also spoke of her excitement at Hetty Feather becoming a stage play.

“I am so thrilled that Hetty Feather has become a stage play! I’ve written exactly 100 books but Hetty Feather is my number one top favourite.”

A talented cast

The stage adaptation of Hetty Feather comprises of a gifted cast of actors that features Phoebe Thomas as Hetty, Matt Costain as Jem/Matron Bottomly and Sarah Goddard as Peg/Ida. The actors’ performances at the Rose Theatre were noted for their “energy” and ability to “engage children and adults alike from the beginning.”

Hetty Feather will open at the Vaudeville Theatre following its current tour, which reaches locations as diverse as Dubai and Sheffield. This enchanting show is suitable for children aged seven and over.   

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