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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: 19:00

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…]

Please note - due to the recent wet weather, this performance has been moved to The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance.

The Start Time has been put back by 30 minutes so will now Start at 7.00pm

Recommended for children aged 5+ and their families

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes including 20 minute interval

 Please note this Show starts at 6.30pm, gates open at 5.30pm

NB. Piping hot homemade, Vegetable Curry available before the show. Served with Naan bread.  Please note that this superb Curry is only available to order in advance.
No curry sales on the night, sorry!


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)
Vegetable Curry: £5.00   
(Served with a Naan Bread)


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.

You may like to contact CRBO with your access requirements before placing your order.

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