The Emperor's New Clothes

by New Zealand Playhouse

Written and directed by Gregory Cooper

What can you give someone who has everything? Maybe nothing at all.

The Emperor is the most powerful and vain man in the land with an air for flair and a passion for fashion. In fact, the only thing bigger than his wardrobe is his ego and his never-ending quest for the sartorial best is about to bankrupt the country.

When two swindlers swing into town spinning a yarn of being able to create magnificent clothes that are invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent, the Emperor can’t believe his luck… and neither can they!

Will anyone be brave enough to stop the Emperor giving the shirt off his back or will everyone end up seeing a lot more of the Emperor than they expect?

Featuring more singing and dancing than ever before, this laugh-a-minute adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic folktale will have your kids (and yourself) laughing and thinking about the value of having the courage of one’s convictions and speaking truth to power.

This show is especially for ages 5–12, but it's great for parents, and really, great for anybody.

Group pricing available for groups of 10 or more.

Event Details

Wed 13–Sat 16 Jul, 11:00am


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Performance Times

  • Wed 13 Jul, 11:00am - On Sale
  • Thu 14 Jul, 11:00am - On Sale
  • Fri 15 Jul, 11:00am - On Sale
  • Sat 16 Jul, 11:00am - Session Limited Tix Left