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Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather returns to West End

The sell-out production will also embark on a national tour from July

Matt Costain as Jem and Phoebe Thomas as Hetty in Hetty Feather
Matt Costain as Jem and Phoebe Thomas as Hetty in Hetty Feather
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Rose Theatre Kingston's acclaimed production of Hetty Feather will return to the West End as part of a UK tour, running at the Duke of York's Theatre from 6 August to 6 September 2015.

Sally Cookson's production, which is nominated for an Olivier Award this year for Best Entertainment and Family, will start out on tour at Bristol Old Vic in July, continuing into 2016.

Phoebe Thomas will reprise the role of Hetty Feather, one of Jacqueline Wilson's most popular characters; a Victorian girl who embarks on a search to find her real mother.

Hetty Feather is adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves, with music by Benji Bower and features aerial and circus skills set against Katie Sykes' design.

As well as a Summer run at the Duke of York's, Hetty Feather runs at Bristol Old Vic from 17-19 July 2015, Windsor Theatre Royal (21-25 July), Brighton Theatre Royal (28 July-2 August), Exeter Northcott Theatre (16-20 September), Swindon Wyvern (23-27 September), Theatre Royal Norwich (29 September-3 October), Newcastle Theatre Royal (8-11 October), Churchill Theatre Bromley (13-17 October), Southend Cliffs Pavilion (23-25 October), West Yorkshire Playhouse (27-31 October) and The Lowry (9 December 2015 to 10 January 2016). Further dates are to be announced.

Tickets go on public sale on 20 March 2015.