Miniaturized theater for toddlers
In Wanted: Rabbit three police officers go looking for a bunny who has broken out of jail. Rabbits, as you may have noticed, do not play by the rules. They dig holes without applying for a permit, eat carrots that they haven’t paid for, leave droppings in the street, and, in spite of their big ears, never listen. A police hunt for the bunny ensues, and the fugitive starts popping up as a finger puppet in every corner of the miniature city. It eventually becomes apparent that the city has been taken over by rabbits. Even the police chief starts to grow rabbit ears! Will you help us to solve this case?
Director René Geerlings about Wanted: Rabbit
“When they asked me to make something for 3+ I thought ‘How can I get toddlers to sit still?’ When I was that age I was crazy about policemen. So I figured it should be CSI Miami for 3 year olds. I also wanted to play around with scale, the physical size of things, so that the target group could for once get the feeling that they were big instead of small. That’s where the idea of the miniature stage set comes from.”
From 2011 Wanted: Rabbit, directed by René Geerlings, toured through the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland and Austria, while visiting different theatres and festivals. In 2018 a remake of Wanted: Rabbit will tour though Turkey! Wanted: Rabbit in Turkey is a coöperation of Atta Festival (Turkey) and BonteHond.
This children's cultural programme is initiated and supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
This project is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.