Andersen in the open-air (5-99yrs)


The Emperor's New Clothes IllyriaThe Emperor's New Clothes  (5-99 yrs...)
by Hans Christian Andersen
performed by well-known and well-loved
British open-air theatre company ILLYRIA

empIllyria's cheekiest show ever! First performed 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 is surrounded by idiots. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit. But how much is he willing to sacrifice when two swindlers offer him a way to identify who is competent by making him a suit of clothes which can only be seen by the wise? All, as they say, will be revealed....
[Note - there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly, and you will see the Emperor's Crown Jewels...]

Illyria is now based permanently in Cornwall, but each summer continues to tour the length and breadth of the UK and the Netherlands.  This time they’re back with a  funny and heartwarming story perfectly suited to the open-air. 

*grounds open 2 hours before the performance for picnic

Saturday2 September 201715.00*Raadhuis de Paaw, Wassenaar
Sunday3 September 201714.00*Raadhuis de Paauw, Wassenaar

Raadhuis De Paauw, Municipality of Wassenaar
Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 Wassenaar how to get there?

Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

€5 & €10 Pre-sale (sale starts in May**); € 12.50 - € 35.00 (at the door € 37.50)
NOTE The Easy-STET ticketing system: prices will rise closer to the time (so... the earlier you book, the cheaper it is!)  Book your tickets  in the online STET Ticketshop.
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Get out your picnic hampers and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Raadhuis de Paauw. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Bad weather does NOT stop the performance. 
Grounds open (2 hours before the performance).

rainbow cornerCHILDRENS' BOOKS SALE 
Buy your English children's books before and after the performances. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile book business specializing in the sale of the best and most up to date English books for children. Whatever book you need, they can help. They can also visit your school, playgroup or home to sell books or to take orders, earning a commission in free books for you or your school. 

Food Trucks will have tasty snacks and drinks available for you

ILLYRIA also performs Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors in the Netherlands

Illyria horizontaalCreated in 1992, Illyria has been delighting audiences across Britain and in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada. Under the artistic directorship of Oliver Gray the company has won international acclaim for its lively, innovative approach to Shakespeare's plays and its high quality shows for Families. Due to demand created by their reputation for excellence, Illyria now performs more plays to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company. Illyria's mission is to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to enable everyone to see it.

Illyria returns to the Netherlands for the 17th year performing at some of the most stunning locations like Kersouwe Natuurtheater in Heeswijk-Dinther (Den Bosch), Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar - The Hague and Schovenhorst Estate on the Veluwe.

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