It has been announced that the stage production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather will return to the West End later this year.
Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves and directed by Sally Cookson, Phoebe Thomas will reprise the role of Hetty Feather
The production will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre between 6th August and 6th September. The West End run will form part of a major national tour which begins at Bristol Old Vic in July and continues through 2016, with an extended Christmas run at The Lowry, Salford.
Wilson said today: "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."
Hetty Feather is published by Random House, and the first in a trilogy of books which includes Sapphire Battersea and Emerald Star – the series has been hugely successful not just in the UK, but also internationally. It is currently being adapted as a new 10 part television series for CBBC, due to be aired later this year.
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