THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES By Hans Christian
Based on the timeless Hans Christian Andersen story,
Illyria first performed this show in 2000 when it was Critic's
choice at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and attracted multiple
5-star reviews on a sellout UK tour.
The Emperor is a lovely man, but he's not the best judge of
character, and is often surrounded by idiots. What keeps him sane
is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit.
When two swindlers spin a yarn and everyone is taken in, what price
will he have to pay? Will the new clothes they make really enable
him to weed out the idiots in his palace? Or will he end up losing
his crown jewels? All will be revealed in Illyria's cheekiest ever show!
Illyria was the first company to tour children's theatre on this
scale in the open-air touring sector. Following their enormous
successes with DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, THE SORCERER'S
APPRENTICE, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, BABE THE SHEEP-PIG and
THE TWITS they are also regarded as the best. Now in their 26th
season they return with one of the most famous cautionary tales
ever told. As in so many of Hans Christian Andersen's stories,
beneath the fancy clothes of the tale lies something more
meaningful; human weaknesses are satirised mercilessly; and a
capacity for loving is the highest value. There are
larger-than-life characters, lots and lots to join in with - and an
ending that will leave you helpless with laughter!
[NB - there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the
actors may be a little chilly…]
Recommended for children aged 5+ and their families
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes including 20 minute
Doors Open at 5:30PM
From 6:00PM to
Individual Ticket Price:
£9.00 - £10.00
Group Ticket Price: £34.00 -
Cancellation in the event of hurricane only when performance
will be rescheduled. Tickets are non-refundable.
Book your tickets
online or call the Box Office: 01324 506850