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Illyria : The Emperor's New Clothes - By Hans Christian Andersen

<B><I> Illyria : The Emperor's New Clothes</I></B>

Date: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Time: 19:30

Illyria :

 The Emperor's New Clothes

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 Sorceror'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 interval


NB. Piping hot homemade, Vegetable Curry available before the show. Served with Naan bread.  Pre-order your Curry and save 20%.   ( £4.00 in advance - £5.00 on the night)


Tickets in advance :
Adults: £13.00        
£15.00 On The Door )
Concessions: £10.50   
( £12.50 On The Door )
Child: £8.00   
£10.00 On The Door )
Family: £38.00    
( No Family Tickets On The Door )
(2 Adults, 2 Children)
Vegetarian Curry: £4.00     £5.00 On the Night )
(Served with a Naan Bread)

The gate opens 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Seating is provided.
Please bring whatever you need for a comfy and cosy experience: warm clothes, waterproofs, blankets, cushions, rugs etc but no umbrellas, please, use coats with hoods for damp weather

Wheelchair access - there is full access but, as the surface is grass, it may be slippery when wet

Refreshments available -including our lovely homemade Vegetable Curry, but you're most welcome to bring your own Picnics.
Hot & Cold drinks plus Snacks at all performances.  Some performances will feature a Licensed Bar, check the event listing

Parking The nearest car park is above Penlee Park, entrance from Alverton Terrace. Other ample car parking close by

No Smoking - the Theatre's Seated area is a No Smoking Zone

Refunds are only given if a show is cancelled: performances will go ahead except in the worst of weather.

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