Delaware Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season Closer HETTY FEATHER Begins This Week

Delaware Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season Closer HETTY FEATHER Begins This Week

Delaware Theatre Company presents the final production of its 2016/2017 season, the regional premiere of the U.K. phenomenon HETTY FEATHER, Dame Jacqueline Wilson's wildly popular U.K. novel adapted into a thrilling theatrical masterpiece by Emma Reeves. Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19th, at 7pm. The production is slated to close on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th at 2pm.

Charles Dickens meets Orphan Annie meets the circus in this smashing new play that has taken the U.K. by storm. Based on Dame Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel, Hetty Feather is a feisty young 19th century redhead with an indomitable imagination and a zest for adventure. Left at the -not-so-tender mercies of the Foundling Hospital as a baby, Hetty's quest to find her true home takes her from the English countryside to the traveling circus to the mean streets of London, all by way of thrilling aerial and circus feats, live music, and spectacular story-telling. A true celebration of the random nature of life, this is a must see theatrical adventure for all ages.

HETTY FEATHER author Dame Jacqueline Wilson was named a Waterstones Children's Laureate winner in 2005. She has sold more than 38 million books in the U.K. alone, and her books have been translated into 34 languages around the world.

"I'm thrilled that the stage play HETTY FEATHER is going to be in Delaware! I absolutely love this brilliant adaptation of my book," said Dame Wilson. "It's so imaginative and exciting and has been a huge hit here in the U.K., with more than 300 performances so far. I've watched it at least 10 times, and at every show the audience got totally involved, laughing, crying, and gasping at the amazing circus skills. It's had any number of well-deserved five star reviews and I'm positive American families will LOVE this great show."

"It is very exciting for us to produce the first American cast of this heartwarming new musical," says Executive and Artistic Director Bud Martin. "We have gathered the best from the East Coast to swing their way into our audience's hearts this spring. After a hugely successful run on London's West End, I am positive that our patrons will enjoy HETTY FEATHER. I look forward to welcoming families and patrons of all ages, like when we produced the highly successful new musical BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE. It is my favorite thing to see multiple generations of the same family join us for le theatre right here in Wilmington."

HETTY FEATHER is recommended for ages 7 and up. Student tickets (18 years of age and younger) are always $15 and can be purchased online or over the phone! Opening Night is scheduled for April 22, 2017 at 8pm. Ticket Prices: $20-$65. Go to www.DelawareTheatre.org for more information.

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