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“The qualities of play, production and storytelling coalesce into something very exciting. A packed house of young people were treated to a skilful, generous and imaginative journey.”

Amit Lahev, Artistic Director of Gecko on The Emperor’s New Clothes

★★★★★ “It’s not easy to keep all ages entertained but with such skilful characterisations, puppetry and design, the audience were enthralled. We were all belly laughing in parts!”

Audience member on The Emperor’s New Clothes

“Brilliant. A very good use of a wardrobe – nearly as good as Narnia! A good story with funny moments, good songs, great characters – both human and puppets.” Audience member on The Emperor’s New Clothes

★★★★★ “Witty wonderful storytelling and music combined with fabulous puppets, a magical set and two extraordinary performers make for children’s theatre at its very best. The Emperor’s New Clothes is a must see for the whole family!” Audience member

“The Emperor’s New Clothes was the third production we’ve seen from Stuff and Nonsense. They just get better every time. You really are clever sausages!” Audience member on The Emperor’s New Clothes

★★★★★ “We all loved it – from 21 month old to 30-something year old! Great action, truly engaging actors and funny for all ages. Don’t go and see a dull film, see this fab live show and you’ll see your children light up their imaginations!”

Audience member on The Emperor’s New Clothes


“Every joyful cry confirms that the rather super Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company has again hit pitch perfect in its innovative version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale.”

The Stage (on The Elves and The Shoemaker)

“Once again Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company has created a well-crafted gem.”

The Stage (on The Hare & The Tortoise)

“A perfect introduction to theatre… Stuff and Nonsense seem[s] to have perfected the knack of creating shows for children that are absorbing and accessible.”

Plymouth Herald (on Goldilocks and the 3 Bears)

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