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Phoebe Thomas in Hetty Feather at the Vaudeville Theatre

Wednesday, 11th Jun 2014  

The Stage Production, Based on Jacqueline Wilson’s Book, Originally Appeared at the Rose Theatre Kingston

The Vaudeville Theatre is set to become the home of Hetty Feather this summer as the production, based on the adventure book by Jacqueline Wilson, transfers from the Rose Theatre in Kingston, following its appearances at locations across the United Kingdom and beyond. It will star Phoebe Thomas in the title role and the show is directed by the acclaimed Sally Cookson.

In addition to Thomas, the cast is rounded out by names such as Matt Costain, Sarah Goddard, Paul Mundell, Luke Potter, Isaac Stanmore and Nikki Warwick.

Hetty Feather follows the title character as she is dropped off at the Foundling Hospital in 19th century London. Abandoned by her mother, we then follow her life during this historical period as she lives with foster parents, bonding with her foster siblings in the countryside before returning to the Foundling Hospital when her education begins. It is a story of life in an age gone by as Hetty hopes to one day find her real mother.

The original story was recommended for those between the ages of 9 and 11 and this stage production has clearly proven itself as popular with younger audiences ahead of its West End run.

The actress portraying Hetty Feather, Phoebe Thomas has appeared in various television shows over the years, with Holby City (where she played Maria Kendall) perhaps her best known work, in addition to further shows like Little Devil, Teachers and Night And Day, among others. She has previously taken on roles in west end shows as well, with credits like Little Women at the Duchess Theatre and Annie Get Your Gun at the Prince of Wales Theatre, in addition to Playing Fields at the Soho Theatre.

The Vaudeville Theatre is currently the home of Handbagged, which opened on 22nd May, and that is due to bow out at the venue in early August. It features Marion Bailey and Stella Gonet as the Queen and Margaret Thatcher respectively.

Hetty Feather will now follow it, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre on Wednesday 6th August 2014 (previews from Tuesday 5th August 2014) and continuing to Saturday 6th September 2014. 

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