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Illyria – The Emperor’s New Clothes (open air theatre) – Bolton Abbey

June 30 @ 6:00 pm

When: June 30th 2017, 6pm

Where: Cavendish Pavilion Grounds, Bolton Abbey

Booking required: Book via the website: www.grassington-festival.org.uk

Cost: £14.00 / £7.00 (U16s)

Transport: Parking available at Cavendish Pavilion Car Park

Age restrictions: 5+

Contact details: admin@grassington-festival.org.uk

MoorMums says:

Based on the timeless Hans Christian Andersen story, Illyria first performed the 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. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit. When two swindlers offer him the ability to identify competence by making him clothes which only the wise can see, what price will he have to pay? Will he end up losing his crown jewels? When someone spins a yarn must everyone be taken in?

Illyria, now in their 26th season, return with one of the most famous cautionary tales ever told. As in many of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories, beneath the tale’s fancy clothes lies something more meaningful; human weak­nesses are satirised mercilessly; a capacity for loving is the highest value. There are larger-than-life characters, and an ending that will leave you laughing helplessly.

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June 30
6:00 pm