LOA 2015 Best Ent Hetty Feather
Best Ent Hetty Feather credit Donald Cooper

Olivier nominated Hetty Feather returns

Published March 17, 2015

Roll up, roll up to the Duke of York’s Theatre this summer as the Olivier Award nominated circus extravaganza Hetty Feather returns for a limited run.

The hit family stage adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s novel, which earned rave reviews from the critics and audience alike when it made its West End premiere last summer, will return from 6 August to 6 September with Phoebe Thomas once again taking on the title role of the red headed heroine.

Based on the hugely popular book by one of children’s literature’s best loved authors Wilson, Hetty Feather invites audiences to tremble, gasp and quake as the intrepid Hetty embarks on an amazing journey of discovery.

Breaking out of the Foundling Hospital, the feisty Hetty must brave the scary streets of Victorian London and face off with the terrifying Matron Stinking Bottomly on her search to find a family to call her own.

The show will play its triumphant West End return as part of a UK tour in which Hetty and the Tanglefields Travelling Circus will entertain audiences far and wide.

Speaking about the forthcoming run, Wilson commented: “I am so thrilled that Hetty Feather has become a stage play! I’ve written exactly one hundred books but Hetty Feather is my number one favourite character and I’m delighted that she will be back on stage again from July onwards. The team behind the production have done a magnificent job bringing the book to life and I’m so pleased that the forthcoming tour will allow even more people to see this wonderful show.”

The author will no doubt be waiting with bated breath on 12 April to hear whether Hetty Feather’s name will be called at the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard. The production faces competition from eccentric cabaret show La Soirée and Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s Dance ‘Til Dawn in the Best Entertainment and Family category.

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"The team behind the production have done a magnificent job bringing the book to life and I’m so pleased that the forthcoming tour will allow even more people to see this wonderful show."