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Ugly Duckling – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Emma Reeves Director: Wendy Harris Designer: Catherine Chapman Composer: Tayo Akinbode Movement: Holly Irving Reviewer: Ron Simpson Ten minutes before the start a young man in nondescript grey sits strumming his ukulele while the birds sing and a more colourful chap buzzes a dragonfly around the trees and plants of the attractively improvised-looking set. After a while the first ...

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Hetty Feather – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Aerial Skills on show in Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson, adapted by Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Victorian England. A desperate young mother is unable to care for her fiery-haired baby daughter. What can she do to give her the best start? Why, enter the Foundling Hospital lottery, of course, where a few will be taken in, clothed, fed, given a name and ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Bath

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It’s not easy touring a family show in chilly January, with pantomime season at an end and the tinsel packed away for another year. But this doesn’t stop families of all ages – and mothers and daughters in particular - from enthusiastically turning out ...

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Snow Child – The Lowry

Production image of cast member playing in the snow

Writer: Emma Reeves Director: Wendy Harris Reviewer: Jay Nuttall What if a little girl, made of snow, miraculously came to life? With a jam-packed Christmas season at The Lowry, this is a new adaptation of a Russian folk tale you may never have heard of, often entitled The Little Daughter of the Snow. It is a curious narrative, which has ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Marina Spark Renowned author Jacqueline Wilson has been a household name for decades, and rightly so. Her gripping, imaginative tales for the younger readership have inspired generations. Wilson's penchant for spinning a tale about a wilful young heroine has once again demonstrated itself, this time through the ...

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Hetty Feather – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

The cast of Hetty Feather

Music: Benji Bower Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Lucy Corley Exeter Northcott Theatre is buzzing with excitement before we even enter the auditorium for Hetty Feather, on tour from London’s West End. The production’s musicians (Seamus H. Carey and Luke Potter) in top hats and braces play jaunty circus tunes, ambling through the theatre foyer ...

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Hetty Feather – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Beloved children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson has written100books, but says that Hetty Feather, the story of a circus star-struck orphan growing up in a Victorian foundling hospital, is her favourite. And now you can see it live, adapted for the stage by Wilson’s long-time friend Emma Reeves. The plot ...

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