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Hetty Feather returns to West End for second run

Phoebe Thomas as the eponymous lead in the stage adaptation of Hetty Feather
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Hetty Feather is to return to London for a second West End run in the summer.

The adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s novel of the same name will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on August 7, running until September 6.

Phoebe Thomas – who played the titular character at the Vaudeville Theatre last year – is confirmed to reprise her role in the show, which has been adapted by Emma Reeves and is directed by Sally Cookson.

The show’s new West End run is part of a national tour that starts at Bristol Old Vic on July 16, and continues on until January 2016, visiting theatres including Exeter Northcott, Newcastle Theatre Royal and the Lowry in Salford.

Wilson said: “I’ve written exactly 100 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 features set design by Katie Sykes, lighting design by Aideen Malone, and sound design by Leigh Davies.

The show’s music and score is by Benji Bower – with additional composition by Seamas H Carey and Luke Potter – while aerial direction is by Gwen Hales.

The Rose Theatre Kingston production is presented in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd, William Archer for Bob and Co and Novel Theatre.

Further casting is yet to be announced.

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