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The Velveteen Rabbit on tour Spring 2024

Friday December 1st 2023Share page

Following a run of successful premiere shows at our home in Newcastle upon Tyne we are taking our latest production The Velveteen Rabbit on tour.

Inspired by Margery Williams' tale we will be performing in venues across the North East and Sadlers Wells, London, this Spring.

Tickets on sale now at:

Alnwick Playhouse - 2nd March 2024

Maltings, Berwick - 16 March 2024

Queens Hall, Hexham - 23 March 2024

Sadlers Wells, London - 5 & 6 April 2024

Hullabaloo, Darlington - 11, 12 & 13 April 2024

Washington Arts Centre - 18 April 2024

balletLORENT invites you into a magical world with their retelling of The Velveteen Rabbit suitable for children aged 4+ years, with a version especially adapted for children aged between 3 years and under.

In both shows, toys come to life through the magic of storytelling, music, and dance. A toy rabbit and a boy embark on an adventure about growing up and the meaning of love. At the end of the performance’s children are offered an opportunity to interact with the costumed performers.

For the performance created for children aged 3 years and under, youngsters are invited to watch and wonder from a comfy cushion of their own up close, as the spectacle unfolds.

Running times:

45 minutes for 4 years+ show

30 minutes running time for 3 years and under show


Natalie MacGillivray - The Velveteen Rabbit

Gavin Coward - The Man and Boy

Toby Fitzgibbons - Ragdoll, Wild Rabbit, Soldier

Virginia Scudeletti - Skin Horse, Playroom Fairy, Pink Dolly

Berta Admetlla - Wild Rabbit, Monkey, Dog

Montaine Ponceau - Wild Rabbit, Robot


Direction & Choreography by Liv Lorent

Creative Partners Geoff Hopson & Debbi Purtill

Movement contribution by the dancers

Retold and narrated by Ben Crompton

Costume & Set Designer Nasir Mazhar

Music composed and played by Murray Gold
& Albie Crompton

Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth

Early Years Advisor Miranda Thain, Hullabaloo