The Velveteen Rabbit, 2017
A Unicorn production
Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you.
- By Margery Williams
- Directed by Purni Morell
WATCH THE TRAILER (footage from our 2014 production performed by Paul Lloyd, Syrus Lowe and Christian Roe)
PRODUCTION PHOTOS by Helen Murray
‘Makes a strong case for the importance and delight of imaginative play.’ New York Times
‘Graceful and inventive...The rapport is palpable, often to the giggling delight of the young audience members.’ Wall Street Journal
'AN UTTERLY GRIPPING AND HEART-WRENCHING PIECE OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE...THIS IS A SHOW WITH BOTH A BRAIN AND A HEART...CELEBRATES THE POWER OF EVERY CHILD'S IMAGINATION.' ★★★★
'THE CHILDREN SAT ENTRANCED...THEIR IMAGINATIONS WERE HOOKED' ★★★★
'MAGICAL AND GORGEOUS' ★★★★
'A PERFECT SHOW FOR EASTER, OR INDEED ANY TIME.' ★★★★
'A GORGEOUS SLIP OF A SHOW BY ANYONE’S STANDARDS. IT’S CRAFTED WITH REAL CARE AND PRECISION' ★★★★
'COMPELLING AND CRUCIAL' ★★★★
'THE AUDIENCE IS SPELL-BOUND FROM THE OFF'
'...LENDING FURTHER WEIGHT TO THE INCREASINGLY WATERTIGHT ARGUMENT THAT THE UNICORN IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR THEATRE OF THE UTMOST QUALITY, WHATEVER YOUR AGE.'
‘Purni Morell’s production is a startlingly imaginative and modern piece of contemporary theatre that parents will enjoy as much as their over-fours.’
The Guardian - Five of the Best Theatre Shows 24 Mar 2017
FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 1 - 4)
This is a deaf-friendly show.
If you are attending a relaxed performance, you may find The Velveteen Rabbit visual story (PDF 3.2MB) helpful ahead of your visit.
Touch tours at the Unicorn introduce visually impaired visitors to the show, its props and set. Contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 to book. Click here for a full description and introduction to The Velveteen Rabbit (PDF, 113KB)
Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.
Afternoon Tea With Rabbit
Settle down centre stage for a special cream tea on the stage followed by rabbit themed crafts and a visit from a surprise guest.
This event is part of Up Club+, tickets are £8.50 per child and £4.50 per adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults accompanied by a child. Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
April 2017: Wed 5, 4.45pm | Fri 7, 4pm | Thu 13, 5.15pm | Sat 15, 4.15pm
INSIGHT DISCUSSION, Tue 28 Mar & Sat 8 Apr
Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances:
Tue 28 Mar, 10.30am
Sat 8 Apr, 3pm