Age Restriction: Ages 7+
Audiences have the chance to revisit a popular adaptation of the work of Jacqueline Wilson this year as Hetty Feather is brought to the stage of the Duke of York’s Theatre, the second time it has been seen in the West End. The show was previously staged at the Vaudeville Theatre, in addition to further venues across the country, and now takes pride of place at its latest West End home.
Phoebe Thomas, who has appeared in numerous episodes of Holby City, once again takes on the title role, with further cast members appearing under the direction of Sally Cookson (who also directed the West End’s We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at the Lyric Theatre).
Set in the 19th century, Hetty Feather follows the eponymous young girl as she is dropped off by her mother at the Foundling Hospital. Abandoned, we follow her through her life in and around Victorian London, from her time with foster parents and bonding with her foster siblings in the countryside to her education back at the Foundling Hospital. Ultimately the story depicts an age gone by as Hetty eventually decides that she must one day find her real mother.
Jacqueline Wilson’s book was released in 2010 with an advised age-range of 9 to 11. It has been celebrated as an educational piece as well as an entertaining read for youngsters, so audiences happy to see sequels emerge in the years since. They include Sapphire Battersea, Emerald Star and Diamond, the latter published only last year, and now with this stage production Hetty’s adventures will find an even bigger audience.
Audiences can expect many other shows for younger audiences to appear in the West End this summer. One of them is Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part 3, which runs at the Garrick Theatre, and across 2015 many more are likely to be announced. It goes to show that there is something on offer for everybody in the West End, whether they like musicals, plays, dance, children’s shows or more.
Hetty Feather returns to the West End when it opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on Friday 7th August 2015 (previews from Thursday 6th August 2015).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 5th September 2015|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 6th September 2015|
|Running Time:||2hrs 15 mins|
|Age Restriction:||Ages 7+|
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