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The Emperor's New Clothes - at The Lido

The Emperors New Clothes - at The Lido

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

Recommended for children aged 5+ and their families.
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes including 20 minute interval

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

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