We got a peek at the theatre adaptation of the beloved book The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Here's all you need to know about the show…
We love kids’ theatre, so you know we’ve got the lowdown on shows you and the kids shouldn’t miss out on! Beloved classic The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams needs no introduction. There have been several retellings and theatre adaptations, and we love that Wild Rice has put together a local rendition in time for the tale’s 101st anniversary.
Pssst.. This stage adaptation is part of Wild Rice’s first A Little Wild show. A Little Wild is a new division of Wild Rice dedicated to providing young audiences aged 5 and up with the perfect first live theatre experience. We couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come!
The Velveteen Rabbit – What’s it all about?
Elly’s surprise birthday – shh, don’t tell her! – is overshadowed by her father’s absence, but the sheer happiness at all the toys she received quickly replaces the onset of that melancholy. There’s the brand-new remote control car and the utterly adorable velveteen rabbit. At first, Elly’s attention is on the remote control car that can zoom at will.
The velveteen rabbit lacks any mechanical function, so he’s chided by the other toys (who come alive when Elly’s away). An existential crisis plagues the poor bunny; however, Elly forms an endearing fondness for him. That is until the day she loses him! What might be the velveteen rabbit’s plight? Watch the play to find out!
5 reasons the kids will love The Velveteen Rabbit
1. Some fun pre-show shenanigans: Get friendly with the cast members!
Discover a delightful tradition we stumbled upon during our show experience of The Velveteen Rabbit. Some cast members extend warm greetings to young audience members, inviting them to explore the enchanting set elements – trust us, it’s something truly unique! Witness the excitement as a cast member warmly welcomes kids before the show, encouraging them to step onto the stage and immerse themselves in the vibrant world of theatre.
2. Interactive elements
No kids’ theatre experience is complete without their active participation. Children will revel in becoming part of the action as cast members involve them in Elly’s surprise birthday party and engage in spontaneous conversations with the characters during scenes.
3. Meaningful life lessons for young minds
The stage adaptation faithfully preserves the core themes of the original tale, touching both parents and kids alike with messages of friendship, self-acceptance, and the essence of life itself.
4. Energetic music, a dynamic cast, and a captivating set
Kids will be entranced by the kaleidoscope of colours as each scene seamlessly transitions into the next, accompanied by the lively performances of the cast, who effortlessly transform into various characters.
5. Extend the fun at home with the original tale and activity book
The enjoyment doesn’t end with the curtain call. Keep the excitement alive by delving into the original classic tale. Additionally, enrich your child’s learning journey with an engaging activity book.
HoneyKids pro tips for watching The Velveteen Rabbit in Singapore
- Catch a bite before the show; kiddos can indulge in some light snacks during the show too!
- Make sure to bring along a jacket – it can get a little on the cold side.
- Check to see if your child might need a booster seat. Approach the friendly ushers for one.
- Make sure your kids are at least 5 years old to fully appreciate this theatre experience.
The Velveteen Rabbit, 50 minutes without intermission, Wild Rice @ Funan, 14 – 26 August 2023. All info and ticket booking can be found here.
Have a good time at the theatre with the kids!