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"Entertaining children’s theatre"
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About the show

Following a sell out run in 2014 Hetty Feather returns to the West End’s Duke of York’s theatre for a limited summer Season.

Brought to life on stage by Award-winning script writer Emma Reeves the woman behind the successful BBC adaptation of Jaqueline Wilson’s The Story of Tracey Beaker and Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson. The show was nominated for a 2015 Olivier Award for best family entertainment.

Set in Victorian London Hetty Feather is the story of a feisty young girl abandoned at the foundling hospital. She is fostered by kind hearted foster parents until the age of five when she must return to the foundling hospital to begin her schooling. She is miserable and misses her foster siblings and friends especially Jem who has promised to marry her when she is released. However a secret visit to the circus will lead Hetty on an adventure that sees her breaking out of the hospital in a quest to find her real mother.

The theatre production is set within a circus and the show features an original score by Benji Bowe and stunning aerial and circus skills.

The cast includes Phoebe Thomas, Matt Costain, Sarah Goddard, Nikki Warwick and musicians Seamas Carey and Luke Potter.

Jacqueline Wilson is a best selling children’s novelist and former British Children’s Laureate. She is known for her stories that challenge young readers with themes of divorce, adoption and mental illness. Some of her best known works include The Tracey Beaker Series, Double Act and Girls in Love.

Hetty Feather opened at the Duke of York’s theatre on the 6th of August and will play until the 6th of September.

Who Should See It?

Children will be captivated by this mix of inventive staging, circus tricks and live music not to mention a gripping story. The perfect treat for the summer holidays.

Playing at

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
Seating Plan

Duke of York's Theatre seating plan

Booking period

6th Aug 2015

22nd Feb 2020

6th Sep 2015

Running time

2hrs 15 mins including an interval


Recommended for 7+