Little Rabbit

Theatre (drama, new writing)

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  • Quaker Meeting House - Theatre
  • 14:30
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Small Mercies Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Trapped in a house, flood waters rising, Susan plays out all the influences on her life. In a personal detective story she pieces together the fragments of her past through the lens of her favourite fairy story. Staged on a fragment of staircase, director Bill Hopkinson brings his unique physical approach to text-based work, reunited with actor/performer Deborah Pugh who brings a lyrical physical perspective. Deborah has a reputation as a popular Fringe regular (Theatre Ad Infinitum: Translunar Paradise, Light, etc). It is a dark contemporary fairy story for adults with elements of both realism and the gothic.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift from foyer, has a maximum capacity of 1 wheelchair and carer. If not taking the lift it is one flight of 25 steps from ground floor to theatre.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Angela Jackson 34 days ago

What a powerful and spellbinding show! Jane McNulty's lyrical writing is a joy, and Deborah Pugh is utterly compelling as Susan. I found myself trying to hold back at least a couple of deep sobs as the story unfolded. When the stage finally darkened, the entire audience seemed to hold their breath for a couple of seconds, and as the lights went up it was clear we'd all been moved by this jewel of a show. I'll be urging friends to see it, and I hope it gains the wide acclaim it so richly deserves.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 18 days ago

A small girl is trapped in a house as flood waters rise. Her dad is asleep in the living room. Susan peers through the window as ducks swim down the street (clearly wrong as ducks shouldn’t need to swim in the street). She feeds them bread. She prefers toast but...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 24 days ago

Lecoq-trained performer Deborah Pugh - a veteran of Theatre Ad Infinitum shows such as Translunar Paradise - gives a powerful performance as Susan, a teenager with learning difficulties, in Jane McNulty’s one-woman play. ...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

Little Rabbit is a play that manages to consistently surprise and mystify as it reveals more about itself. Staged on a set that consists of half a staircase and a single chair, the audience finds Susan. She's all clad in pink, a colour that she loves, and is more than...

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FringeReview 31 days ago

Susan is a girl on a staircase, she is dressed all in pink and is a very good girl. She introduces herself to us with childish delight and invites us into her world. Introducing us to her favourite books, dolls and soft toys. She tells us it’s raining, it’s raining...

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

Despite the title, this is NOT a play for children! A young girl whose name we learn is Susan is sitting on the stairs talking to herself: she looks out of the window but makes sure she is not seen by anyone outside – “I mustn’t knock: good girls don’t...

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