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Family Fun with the Emperor’s Birthday Suit These Holidays!

Family Fun with the Emperor’s Birthday Suit These Holidays!

Phineas Phrog presents
THE EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES
By Hans Christian Andersen. Adapted by Sarah Somerville

From the team that brought you “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”, “The Gingerbread Man” and “The Great Christmas Caper”, Phineas Phrog invites you to join the fun and frivolity of The Emperor’s New Clothes, playing during the April school holidays from April 28th at the Bruce Mason Centre!

Once upon a time there was a great Emperor who loved to dress up. Wonderful robes, sparkling trousers, ruffled shirts and shoes with bells on them – he loved them all! He would change three, four, five times a day and each outfit would be more elaborate and glorious than the last. He would parade and dance about and his subjects would ‘oooh’ and ‘ahhh’ at his sartorial splendour.

One day for his upcoming birthday the Emperor demands the most magnificent suit ever created. All his tailors and seamstresses set to work straight away but nothing pleases the picky ruler - until a strange weaver promises to make him the most extraordinary outfit ever seen… a magical outfit… an outfit so unique that only the worthy can see it!

Will the wonderful new clothes be the most spectacular fashion ensemble ever put together? Or is the mysterious weaver playing a sneaky trick on the vain Emperor?

Adapted by Sarah Somerville, this re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic is full of colourful characters and toe-tapping tunes - making this madcap tale a holiday treat that will entertain ten and under!

Four actors , loaded with physical high jinks, play the entire cast of kooky characters involved in this much loved fairy tale; singing, dancing and bringing some theatrical madness, ably assisted by a band of school children! Audience participation is encouraged; imagination applauded and the opportunity is offered to meet and high-five their favourite characters in the foyer after the show.

Phineas Phrog Productions continues its vibrant entertainment tradition with another energetic theatrical romp for the whole family. Aiming to provide quirky and uplifting entertainment, the team look to make trips to the theatre a regular family event, to make their products accessible and affordable, and to keep the magic and the madness of childhood alive in us all!

Enter the wonderful world of The Emperor’s New Clothes - full of fun, colour, and music, this tale will entertain and engage.

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES plays
28th April – 3rd May, 10:30am
Bruce Mason Centre, North Shore, Auckland
Tickets: $16.00. Early bird Family pass (4 x tickets) $48.00 available until 23rd March 2014
Groups of 10+ : $13,00 (service fees apply)
Bookings through Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 09 970 9700
Recommended for children ages 3-10 years of age.

ENDS

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