The Velveteen Rabbit

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts


Past Event

Lights! Cameras! Action! It’s Rabbit season at Family Fiesta with a brand new production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Set within a film shoot, layered with live projections, Melbourne theatre company Born in a Taxi thoughtfully and hilariously reimagine this 100 year old children’s story by Margery Williams.

Please bring your own favourite snuggly toy to the show! Be it a teddy bear, squishee or rabbit, your special guest is invited to sit next to you in the theatre.

One of those rare stories that dares to tease out complex themes of loss and love in a way that allows children to connect with them, The Velveteen Rabbit is about a toy rabbit who becomes real…but how did it happen? In the hands of Born in a Taxi, the story is infused with dynamic audience participation, music, and live projections that layer into the work multiple scales and give the perspective of the child.

The Velveteen Rabbit is created by Born in a Taxi and commissioned by Monash University Performing Arts Centres.

Written, devised, and performed by Penny Baron, Carolyn Hanna, and Fiona Roake
Co-Direction: Penny Baron, Carolyn Hanna, and Lily Fish
Songwriter: Fiona Roake
Sound Design/ Music Composition: Michael Havir
Lighting/AV Design and Production Manager: Robert Brown
Set Design and construction, Costume Design: David Splatt
Costume Design and Construction: Nick Barlow
Roving Camera Operator: Liz Everet

  • Dates & Times:
    • Wednesday 28 June 2023, 10:00am

    • Wednesday 28 June 2023, 1:30pm

    • Thursday 29 June 2023, 11:00am

      This session is Auslan interpreted
    • Friday 30 June 2023, 10:00am

  • Ticket Pricing

    Standard $15
    Standard $15
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 45 minutes with no interval

    • Venue: Alexander Theatre

    • Age suitability: Recommended age: 4+

  • Venue Details

    Alexander Theatre:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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