Emperor's New Clothes

Sat 5 August 5.30pm            Amphitheatre


The Emperor’s New Clothes

by Hans Christian Andersen

Based on the classic 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 sell-out 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 he end up losing his crown jewels? With larger-than-life characters, lots and lots to join in with, all will be revealed in Illyria’s cheekiest ever show!

Suitable for ages 5+ and their families.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes including interval.

[NB - there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly…]

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £12), students: £9. Family of four: £38


Illyria is an Equity Outdoor touring guidelines compliant company

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