Rabbit’s magic alternative to panto

WHY not treat the children to a magic alternative to panto this year?

Youngsters and grown-ups alike will love Backhand Theatre’s enchanting adaptation of Margery Williams’ timeless classic The Velveteen Rabbit when it comes to the Old Town Hall Theatre in Hemel Hempstead on Thursday, December 8.

This collaborative young theatre company founded last year by Jake Linzey and Nicola Buys will engage everyone with their wonderful storytelling and stunning, realistic puppetry.

Share in the recollections of the Raggy Doll and hear the charming story of how one boy’s favourite toy was loved so much that he became real.

The Velveteen Rabbit is an inquisitive toy. He has bright button eyes and soft velvety fur, and he doesn’t have any cogs or gears or clockwork. He is just a rabbit with big dreams.

He loves his boy very much and asks his friend the skin horse what it means to be real.

The skin horse tells him that to be truly real you have to be loved to the point where you have no fur because it has all been hugged away.

In this production children will be able to laugh and shout and be part of the Velveteen Rabbit’s story.

Theatrical indulgence for young and old!

The Velveteen Rabbit will be at the Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead on Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9 at 5pm and on Saturday, December 10 at 11am and 2.30pm.

Call the box office on 01442 228091 for tickets or go to www.oldtownhall.co.uk.