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Theatre Highlights of the Week: Hetty Feather, Unicorns and Zoonation

It's a busy week for kids shows as productions of Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo's books open at the Vaudeville

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Monday 4 August

Alice Through the Looking Glass opens at the St Paul's Church (The Actors Church)

Valerie Cutko as White Queen and Laura Wickham as Alice

Iris Theatre returns for a 6th year of its celebrated summer season in the gardens of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. Iris' brand new production of Alice Through the Looking Glass will take you back into the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll's Alice. Stepping through the surface of a magic mirror the audience join Alice as she journeys across a checkerboard world filled with fantastical creatures and talking flowers.

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Tuesday 5 August

My Night with Reg opens at the Donmar Warehouse

On its premiere, Kevin Elyot's Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning comedy, My Night with Reg, defined a moment in the lives of gay men and became an instant classic. For its 20th anniversary, rising star Robert Hastie directs the first major revival.

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Therese Raquin opens at the Park Theatre

© Darren Bell

Following the sell-out success of its premiere at the Finborough Theatre, this new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin transfers to the Park Theatre. Read our review of the run at the Finborough.

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Wednesday 6 August

Hetty Feather opens at the Vaudeville Theatre

© Donald Cooper

From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought to life on stage by award winning script writer Emma Reeves (cBBc's The Story of Tracy Beaker) and the Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson, whose many productions include Peter Pan, We're Going on a Bearhunt and Stick Man. With an original musical score by Benji Bower, circus skills and a 'huge heart', Hetty Feather transfers from a successful run at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

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Groove on Down the Road opens at the Southbank Centre

From the award-winning ZooNation Dance Company and Kate Prince, Groove on Down the Road re-imagines the beloved story of The Wizard Of Oz, showcasing the dance talent of a new generation of ZooNation performers aged 10 to 19.

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Friday 8 August

I Believe in Unicorns opens at the Vaudeville Theatre

Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children's author Michael Morpurgo's treasured story to life.

I Believe in Unicorns is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas loves playing in the mountains where he lives and hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady (Danyah Miller) in his local library...

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Saturday 9 August

Last chance to see: Bakersfield Mist and The Nether

© Alastair Muir

Read our reviews and book tickets:

Bakersfield Mist: Review - Tickets.

The Nether: Review - Tickets.