Jacqueline Wilson interview – What’s On Dubai Theatre
Jacqueline Wilson interview – What’s On Dubai Theatre: Jacqueline Wilson is the author of more than 200 children’s books, and of course, is the creator of Hetty Feather, one of the best-loved characters of young readers today. When Hetty Feather became a dramatized stage show in London’s West End,, we knew we wanted to bring it to UAE audiences.
It was not an easy undertaking, as the set, which is designed specially for acrobatics as well as drama, had to be re-created in the UAE to very specific safety standards. As a large stage production, we were very pleased to be able to bring the show to Ductac in it’s entire West End glory. The entire London cast were literally transported to the UAE.
As part of our promotional work for the show, we also arranged a number of interviews with star cast members and of course, Jacqueline Wilson herself. This extraordinary lady who is passionate about literature, and who collects vintage and antique first editions, says she never tires of writing her stories, and that Hetty Feather is her favourite character to date.
To find out more about Jacqueline Wilson, you can read her interview with What’s On Magazine here.
We hope you enjoy finding out a little more about this wonderful author.
In the meantime, here are 10 things you probably never knew about Jacqueline Wilson:
1) She hand writes ALL her novels in a notepad – not on a computer.
2) She really is ridiculously popular. In The Big Read, in 2003 (a poll run by the BBC) four of her books were ranked among the 100 most popular books in Britain. They were: Double Act, Girls In Love, Vicky Angel, and The Story of Tracy Beaker.
3) She has won over 30 awards for her work in literature
4) She writes on a pink Chaise lounge sofa.
5) She wrote her first novel when she was just nine years old.
6) She has sold over 35 million copies of her books world wide!
7) She is fully involved in the stage adaptation of Hetty Feather
8) She likes to write about real problems in the lives of today’s children. Themes include divorce, adoption and bullying.
9) She began her professional career on the famous teen magazine, Jackie.
10) She is an only child, and always longed for siblings