The Velveteen Rabbit
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 Photosby 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
TEA WITH RABBIT: 25 NOV, 2, 9, 22 & 23 DEC, 5PM
Settle down centre stage for a special Christmas picnic on the set, followed by rabbit-themed crafts and a visit from a surprise guest.
This event is part of Up Club+, tickets are £9.50 per child and £5 per adult. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
INSIGHT DISCUSSION: Wed 29 NOV, SUN 17 DEC
Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances:
Wed 29 Nov, 11am
Sun 17 Dec, 3pm
FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 1 - 4)
School tickets from £7
Teacher CPD: Wed 18 Oct, 10am – 4pm | FREE
Download the free teacher resource pack here.
There is an Integrated Sing-Language Performance (ISIP) on Tue 21 Nov, 7pm.
Please contact us if you are interested in an Integrated Sing-Language Performance (ISIP) for your students for this show on another date.
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)
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