Alex Reeves, Alex De Bard, and Mary Myers in ‘The Velveteen Rabbit.’ Photo by Sarah Straub, in Adventure Theatre's production.
The Rabbit: velveteen
The Child: young but getting older
Nana: a cranky (but loving) Geordie
Wind-Up Mouse: troublesome, Scouse Dinosaur: cheeky Cockney
Model Boat: fancies himself something
The Skin Horse: Real. Timothy, the Jointed Wooden Lion: should know better
The Sheriff of Nottingham: a villain
The Sheriff’s Men: his not-so-merry men
The Jabberwocky: terrifying
Shakespeare and Mozart: library busts
Oxford Bunny and Cambridge Bunny: Oryctolagus cuniculus, AKA: “coney” rabbits, AKA: The Oxbridge Bunnies
Doctor: a doctor. Actors not playing The Rabbit or The Child are referred to collectively as The Ensemble. Character pronouns can be changed by the producer to suit the performer.
Inside and the grounds surrounding a Victorian country house.
Interwar Britain (1918–1939)
The Velveteen Rabbit was commissioned and originally presented by Adventure Theatre MTC of Glen Echo, MD (Chil Kong, artistic director) in November, 2019.