Hetty Feather

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ROLL UP and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital. TREMBLE as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly. THRILL as she discovers the squirrel house and Tanglefields Travelling Circus. GASP as she endures a night locked in the attic. QUAKE as she braves the scary streets of Victorian London and CHEER as she overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own.

From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather was brought thrillingly to life on stage for the Rose Theatre by award winning script writer Emma Reeves (CBBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker) and the Olivier Award Nominated director Sally Cookson. With live music, circus skills and a huge heart, Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story – the perfect treat for the whole family.

Hetty Feather premiered at the Rose Theatre Kingston in April 2014, then toured the UK. The show played West End summer seasons at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2014 and the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2015. Hetty Feather has also toured internationally, visiting Dubai’s DUCTAC in May 2014 and Sarasota’s Asolo Rep in June 2016. The show was most recently seen at Nuffield Southampton Theatres in January 2018.  

Hetty Feather won the Cameo Award for ‘Best Page to Stage’ in 2017.  

Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson  

Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves  

Directed by Sally Cookson  

Music & Lyrics by Benji Bower  

Design by Katie Sykes  

Produced by Kenny Wax, William Archer & Novel Theatre, an original Rose Theatre Kingston Production. General Management by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment


‘Amusing, gripping, spectacular and moving’
The Times


‘An utterly magnificent show’
Evening Standard


‘Ingenious. Hetty Feather gives Matilda a run for its money’
The Telegraph

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