The Velveteen Rabbit


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Unicorn's Artistic Director Purni Morell directs Margery Williams' timeless classic 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.

  • Times vary
  • £16 (conc £13)


Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ
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Box office: 020 7645 0560


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