There once was a Velveteen Rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was soft and bunchy, as a Rabbit should be; and for at least two hours the Boy loved him.

Join us this holiday season for the heart-warming and much-loved classic story about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. This bold and adventure-filled adaptation arrives at SCT following four successful runs at the Unicorn Theatre in London - the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 5+

Running Time
Approx. 90 minutes with one intermission


This production has past.

Special Performances

“A show with brain and heart”

lyn gardner (the guardian)

Additional Resources

Enjoy articles, activities, interviews, and behind-the-scenes photos in our Active Audience Guide!

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Click here to view the Encore Program for this production.



Cast / Creative

Ashley Byam


Christian Roe


Peter Crook


Jason Carr

Musician - Piano

Production Team

Purni Morell Director

Jason Carr Composer

Wilkie Branson Choreographer

James Button Set and Costume Designer

David W. Kidd Original Lighting Designer

Sam Waddington Associate Lighting Designer

Kayleigh Heathcote Stage Manager (Unicorn)

Julianna Brei-Crawley Assistant Stage Manager (SCT)

Reading List


Don Freeman

If You Plant a Seed
Kadir Nelson

A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Clare Turlay Newberry

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo

Carlo Collodi

The Forgotten Rabbit
Nancy Furstinger

Kevin Henkes

Watership Down
Rachard Adams

Non Fiction

National Geographic Readers: Hop, Bunny!
Susan B. Neuman

Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book
Kevin Kurtz

For adults who work with children

Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Showshoe Hares, Science and Survival
Sneed B. Collard

Children’s Book of Philosophy
Sarah Tomley

Booklist prepared by Lauren Lindskog Greene Pierce County Library System