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About The Emperor’s New Clothes

Inspired by the Muppets, Danny Kaye and good old family movies, this romp through a classic, eccentric tale tells the story of an Emperor who loves clothes more than anything.

But there is a problem…Despite a wardrobe the size of Paris he’s run out of outfits and his it his birthday tomorrow! He hasn’t got a stitch to wear!

When two ‘designers’ come to town with a promise to create him an outfit that’s “never been seen before”, our eccentric Emperor doesn’t quite realise the spectacle he is about to make.

Populated with puppets, music and song, this inventive and energetic production is told in true Stuff and Nonsense style; with unending energy, great storytelling and, as always, a show for a little kids (3+) and bid kids too!

  • Adapted and directed by Niki McCretton
  • Performers – Jenny Harrold & Toby Gascoigne
  • Designer – Edwina Bridgeman
  • Puppets by – Holly Miller
  • Costumes – Elizabeth Harper
  • Lighting Designer – Ed Trotter
  • Music – Matt Huxley
  • Lyrics by – Toby Gascoigne
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Created using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with additional support from The Point Eastleigh, Waterside Arts Centre Sale, Theatre Royal Plymouth and The Lyric Theatre Bridport.

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