Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather
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The Cast

Phoebe Thomas

Phoebe Thomas

Hetty Feather

Phoebe starting performing as a child and was nominated for a BAFTA at the age of 8 years old for her first ever screen performance.

Theatre credits include: The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic), Hetty Feather (Vaudeville Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston & UK tour), Little Women (Duchess Theatre), Playing Fields (Soho Theatre), Annie Get your Gun (Prince of Wales Theatre), The White Album (Nottingham Playhouse), Final Judgement (Theatre Royal Windsor), Aladdin (Gaiety Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Welwyn Garden City).

TV credits: The Armada (BBC), Holby City (BBC Series regular for four years), Death in Paradise (BBC), Vera (ITV), Outnumbered (BBC), Teachers (Tiger Aspect for Channel 4), Night and Day (ITV - series regular), As If (Carnival Productions for Channel 4), 33 Carnage Crescent (Hat-Trick Productions pilot), Booze Cruise II (ITV), Little Devil (Talkback Thames), Family Affairs (Semi- Regular), Doctors (BBC), The Bill (Thames Talkback), Sea of Souls (BBC), Inspector Lynley (BBC).

Film credits: title role in British distributed film Lady Godiva (Jewson Film Productions), the American Award Winning Permanent Vacation (Riverchild Films), Danny Boyle’s Millions (Mission Pictures), Becky in Tube Tales ‘Circle Line’ (Horsepower Films for BskyB).

Radio: Trevor’s World of Sport (Radio 4).

Matt Costain

Matt Costain

Jem/Matron Bottomly

Theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Rose Theatre Kingston), Hetty Feather (Rose Theatre Kingston, UK Tour and Vaudeville Theatre West End Transfer), Warhorse, The Birds (National Theatre), Wendy And Peter Pan, Henry IV Pts 1 & 2, Henry V, Henry VI Pts 1, 2 & 3, Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company), Macbeth, Pericles, Man Falling Down (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), The Tempest (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Faustus, The Master and Margarita (Chichester Festival Theatre), Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Monkey! (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Papa Please Get The Moon For Me (Bristol Old Vic), The Thought That Counts (Theatre Rites at The Barbican), Jason And The Argonauts (BAC), Love Indeed (Bandbazi Tour), The Millennium Show (The Dome/02).

Directing and Movement

Direction includes: For The RSC: Wendy And Peter Pan (Aerial Consultant) and The Histories (Aerial Director); For The National Theatre: The Birds (Aerial Director); For Secret Cinema: Brazil, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Blade Runner (Performance Director); For The Generating Company at the Barbican Theatre: Storm (Director); For London 2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony (Aerial Captain); For Kingdom of Dreams: New Delhi: Zangoora (Aerial Consultant).  

Sarah Goddard

Sarah Goddard

Peg/Ida

Sarah is delighted to be touring Hetty Feather again!

Other family theatre credits include Cinderella (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Them With Frozen Tails (Nottingham Lakeside, Network of Stuff), Jack (Tutti Frutti/York Theatre Royal), The Borrowers, The Emperor’s New Clothes (Mac Birmingham) and shows with Tall Stories.

Other credits include: Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (OSC), Katherine in The Taming of The Shrew (The Orange Tree), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sprite), Roxanne in Cyrano (OSC), The Steppe Brothers (Rejects Revenge), Cassandra in Agamemnon (AOD), Maria in Twelfth Night (Bold ‘n’ Saucy), Mephistophilis in Dr. Faustus (Brute Farce), Rossignol in Marat/Sade (Arcola).

Sarah has also worked on a fair bit of physical, devised and site specific theatre with various innovative companies, including The Clock Stopped at 8:19 (Connect), Bluebeard in Brompton Cemetery, and Ken Campbell’s 24 hour The Warp! She also works as a drama practitioner in various settings and is associate producer for Penny Dreadful Theatre. 

Nik Howden

Nik Howden

Saul

Nik plays the role of Saul - among others. Nik has had a varied selection of roles in radio, television and theatre.

TV credits include appearances in Ashes to Ashes, Doctor Who ('Vincent and the Doctor'), Grandpa in my Pocket for CBeebies, and Stan Laurel in the BBC4 film Stan. Recent theatre credits include Eddie the Eagle in Fly Eddie Fly (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) and Stick Man in Stick Man (Spiegeltent, Edinburgh). In the last year, Nik has also worked with street theatre company, Fair Play Comedy, mask theatre company, Vamos, and is a regular contributor to Bristol's comedy improvisation company, 'Instant Wit'. Nik lives just outside Bristol with his wife and two young children. Now the kids have both started school, he is devoting his spare time to improving his guitar and ukulele playing and has begun a foray into writing comedy for TV and radio. He must first, however, find this mythical 'spare time'…

Mark Kane

Mark Kane

Gideon

Mark is an accomplished actor and trained at Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

His stage credits include The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Globe), Cinderella: A Fairytale (Tobacco Factory), Stick Man (Scamp Theatre), The Ugly Duckling (Travelling Light), Julius Caesar (Barbican), Scenes From An Execution (Dundee Repertory Theatre), Dumbstruck (Dundee Repertory Theatre) Flora the Red Menace (Dundee Repertory Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Dundee Repertory Theatre). 

TV and film credits include Four Africans (Self Help Productions), Heartbeat (Yorkshire TV), Pregnancy (Discovery Channel) and Witches (Discovery Channel). 

Nikki Warwick

Nikki Warwick

Madame Adeline

Nikki was part of the original Hetty Feather company at the Rose Theatre Kingston, on tour and at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Alongside theatre Nikki has worked extensively in aerial circus, cabaret and physical theatre. Nikki was joint artistic director of Puppetual Motion, a successful circus-cabaret company. Circus-theatre companies she has worked with in the UK and Australia include Cirque Bijou, Swamp Circus, Invisible Circus, Vulcana, Trix Circus and Rock and Roll. In recent productions Nikki has worked with Pickled Image Puppet Company, Rude Mechanical Theatre Company, Likely Story Theatre Company, Splendid Productions, Taking Flight Theatre Company and Soap Soup Theatre. 

Seamas H. Carey

Seamas H. Carey

Musician

Seamas H. Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist based in Bristol. Hailing originally from Cornwall, his career began at the age of 15, playing accordion, piano and double bass for various bands and theatre projects.

He has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East, working with Wild Works, Horse & Bamboo, Kenny Wax Ltd & the Rose Theatre Kingston, Rabbit Theatre, Traveling Light Theatre, The Egg Theatre Bath, Bash Street Theatre, Shanty Theatre, Kneehigh Theatre, C-Scape Dance, Wassial Theatre, Dot & Ethel Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre and The Eden Project. He is a founder member and joint artistic director of Bristol based theatre company ‘Silly Boys’, with whom he performs, composes and co-writes. ‘Silly Boys’ recently completed a successful 5 month tour of their show The Elves & The Shoemaker ending with a sell-out Christmas run at Colchester Arts Centre. Seamas also facilitates workshops and lectures for primary, secondary and A-level students. His focus is on music for silent film, theatre soundtrack, performing and puppetry. 

He regularly accompanies silent films with live piano soundtracks, specialising in early comedies such as Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin films.

Luke Potter

Luke Potter

Musician

Luke trained at Dartington College of Arts graduating with a BA Hons in Music Performance.

He has worked in both the music and theatre industry since graduating. Theatre credits include: Musician in Cinderella (Unicorn Theatre), Musician and additional composition Hetty Feather (Rose Theatre Kingston, Vaudeville Theatre & Tour), Musician in To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Associate Musical Director in The Story Giant (Marine Theatre) and Associate Musical Director and Composer Outpost (Green Ginger, Tobacco Factory, Norland Visual Theatre). His music credits include: composer and performer with ‘Yes Sir Boss’ and a performer on both Ergo Schmidt’s album 2 and Joss Stone’s album LP1.

Michael Jean-Marain

Michael Jean-Marain

Understudy/ASM

Michael attended Stageworks Performing Arts before gaining a place at The Urdang Academy.

Theatre includes Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (Silja Symphony), the Gruffalo/Predators in The Gruffalo’s Child (USA Tour), Understudy/ASM in The Gruffalo’s Child (artsdepot, North Finchley), Understudy/ASM in Aliens Love Underpants (UK Tour and Leicester Square Theatre), Big Bear/Little Bear in I’ve Seen Santa (UK Tour), Ensemble/Understudy Peter Pan/Dance Captain in Peter Pan (Basildon Towngate).

Television includes ‘We Love Danette’ - Danette Yoghurt, ‘Fancy That!’ – Sports Relief, ‘Better Pictures Every Day’ – Nokia Lumia 925. Michael also appeared in River Island’s campaign for their Liz Black capsule collection that premiered at London Fashion Week August 2014.

Michael is delighted to be joining the Hetty team and would like to take this opportunity to thank his family and friends who have always been loving and supportive throughout.

Chloe Mantripp

Chloe Mantripp

Understudy/ASM

Chloe has worked professionally in Circus Theatre since graduating from the foundation degree at Circomedia in 2013. She makes latex masks and puppets and has performed extensively with them on various aerial equipment and with a partner performing acrobalance. Chloe returned to Circomedia for their newly instated third year to explore aerial performance with puppetry further and hone her skills as a circus theatre artist. She graduated in May 2015. She has previously taken the role of Group Director at the drama group which she attended as a teenager for three consecutive years. Companies Chloe has worked with include 10 Degrees South West, The Good-Fer-Nothing Circus, Gypsy Disco. Film includes The Beast In The Basement (Palm Tree Entertainment).

★★★★★ 'Ingenious. Hetty Feather gives Matilda a run for its money' Telegraph
★★★★★ 'An utterly magnificent show' Evening Standard
★★★★★ 'Funny, sad, humane and immensely entertaining. Stonking good theatre' Daily Express
★★★★★ 'Delightfully charming. A genuine treat, for both young and old' West End Frame
★★★★★ 'Hetty Feather is a triumph ...a touching and absorbing tale for all ages' British Theatre
★★★★★ 'Amusing, gripping,
spectacular & moving'
The Times
★★★★★ 'Spectacularly delivers' The Independent
★★★★ 'You couldn't ask for
a better Hetty'
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