Unicorn Theatre Presents the Classic Tale THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, 3/21-4/19
There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; and for at least two hours the Boy loved him.
This Easter, Unicorn's Artistic Director Purni Morell (A Winter's Tale & Dora) directs Margery Williams' timeless classic,The Velveteen Rabbit in a large-scale stage adaptation for the whole family. This magical and moving story examines how toys and people come alive through the wisdom and experience of love.
The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of a little boy and a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to be loved and become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the boy play with the other toys and dreaming of the day he'll be picked up again.
Written in 1922 by London born Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is one of the most popular books for children in the United States. Several film adaptations have been made and the much loved story is frequently staged in theatres across America where it continues to be on the Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children. Its popularity has also spread to the UK with numerous celebrities, including Helena Bonham Carter, claiming it to be their favourite book.
Loved by adults and children alike, The Velveteen Rabbit is an enchanting story of friendship, transformation and growing up, which takes us to the very heart of toys and children and speaks of things it finds there; fear, loyalty, compassion and wonder.
There will also be a number of additional activities taking place in the Unicorn foyer around this production, including a 'sock bunny' workshop on Sat 5 April and a special Easter event on Sat 19 April.
The versatile cast includes Christian Roe and Syrus Lowe.