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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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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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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 – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Emma Reeves based on the novel by Jacqueline Wilson Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If you have been a ten year old girl at some point between the early nineties and the present day, you’ve no doubt read a Jacqueline Wilson novel. Specialising in harder hitting scenarios including (but not limited to) adoption, mental illness, ...

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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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Hetty Feather – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson, adapted by Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Teddy Lamb The foyer at the Rose Theatre is fizzing with energy, children are running around excitedly talking of easter and arguing over who has read more books by Jacqueline Wilson, it is good friday and the noise is near deafening. It is testament to the production then, that ...

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