Sally Cookson’s acclaimed production of Hetty Feather will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its successful run at the Rose Theatre Kingston.
Jacqueline Wilson’s storytelling adventure, which makes the trials of 19th century life accessible to children, will play from 5 August to 6 September.
Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves with an original score by Benji Bower, Hetty Feather follows the feisty Victorian heroine as she escapes from the Foundling Hospital to find a family of her own.
Thanks to its West End transfer, even more audiences will now tremble as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly, be thrilled as she discovers the squirrel house and Tanglefields Travelling Circus, and gasp as she endures a night locked in the attic, all in a bid to find her real mother.
When the production premiered at the Rose Theatre Kingston in April it had a particularly powerful impact on one critic from The Times. In his five star review, Dominic Maxwell said: “I was gripped, wowed, amused and reduced to a warm puddle of tears by this spectacular stage adaptation.”
Suitable for children aged seven and older, Hetty Feather will open at the Vaudeville Theatre following its current tour, which takes Wilson’s tale to destinations from Dubai to Sheffield.