Wild Rice’s A Little Wild division has unveiled a captivating brand-new adaptation of Margery Williams’ beloved children’s story, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” marking the division’s inaugural production aimed at young children aged 5 and above. This exciting production marks the launch of A Little Wild’s commitment to crafting new and original shows for children aged 5 and above, introducing children to the world of live theatre in an unforgettable manner.
“The Velveteen Rabbit,” a perennial favourite across generations, has found new life on the Singapore stage, thanks to the adaptation by Lim. The tale, rooted in themes of friendship, self-discovery, and the essence of true existence, follows the poignant journey of a stuffed toy rabbit’s heartfelt journey to transcend its plush origins and become real, resonating deeply with themes of authenticity and transformation.
Helming this enchanting production is none other than Ian Loy, who is well-known in the Singapore theatre scene, particularly for his engagement with young audiences. Known for his multiple productions under the PLAYtime! children’s theatre series for the Esplanade, Loy brings his seasoned expertise to “The Velveteen Rabbit.” This collaboration with Wild Rice marks a significant milestone for both Loy and the theatre company, uniting their creative forces to create a show that not only entertains but also enlightens young minds about the intricacies of self-discovery and the world around them.
With a narrative that has touched hearts, Loy’s directorial vision infuses the production with authenticity and depth. As the plush characters of the story spring to life on stage, audiences are invited to embark on a journey of emotional resonance. Through immersive storytelling and innovative stagecraft, Loy and his team weave a spellbinding tapestry that captivates children and adults alike.
“The Velveteen Rabbit” emerges as a tale of optimism, reminding young audiences that their dreams, emotions, and connections hold the key to shaping their unique identity. In a digital age, where virtual experiences often dominate, this production rekindles the magic of live performances, fostering an early love for the arts while cultivating empathy and understanding.
As A Little Wild embarks on its mission to introduce the wonder of theatre to young hearts, “The Velveteen Rabbit” stands out as an ideal choice for its debut. With its timeless narrative and universal message, this adaptation promises to ignite the flames of imagination, leaving an indelible mark on Singapore’s children’s theatre landscape.
So, gather your family, make a date, and let “The Velveteen Rabbit” transport you into a world of magic, friendship, and self-discovery. Your children’s eyes will light up with wonder, and you’ll be treated to a heartwarming experience that will create cherished memories for years to come. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share the beauty of live theatre with your loved ones.
The Velveteen Rabbit is available from now till 26 August. Find out more and book the tickets at https://www.wildrice.com.sg/wild-rice-launches-a-little-wild-with-the-velveteen-rabbit/