Emperor’s New Clothes, outdoor at Museum

More open air theatre, this one at the Ryedale Folk Museum where Illyria present an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, on Friday July 21.

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!

Now in their 26th season, Illyria 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!

Please note – there is no nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly…

Doors open at 6pm, performance starts at 7pm. Please bring your own seating/rug.  There will be a pop-up bar serving drinks and snacks, but please feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy before the performance. Free car parking courtesy of the North York Moors National Park.

Adult £13.00, Child (0-15yrs) £8.00 (recommended for children aged 5+). Tickets are available by calling 01751 417367 or book on the Museum website.

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