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The Emperor’s New Clothes

Roland Perold as The Swindler Marion Loudon (Deena, the Head of the Imperial Wardrobe)
Villagers: Roshanda Lewis, Amahle Tembe. Marion Loudon (Deena, the Head of the Imperial Wardrobe) Lyle Buxton (William, the Emperor’s Chief Advisor) Daniel Anderson as Emperor Marcus. Mthokozisi Zulu - Arno Villager: Keryn Scott
Daniel Anderson as Emperor Marcus

KickstArt is delighted to present the fabulous family musical – the South African première of The Emperor’s New Clothes.
A New Kind of Musical

The Emperor’s New Clothes is a charming adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairytale by Broadway stalwarts Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the team behind the delightful musicals Once on This Island and Seussical, as well as Ragtime and Anastasia.

Broadway Theatre International describes the musical as follows: Sixteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. He believes that wearing the finest attire will boost his confidence. Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion the most royal wardrobe. A Swindler takes advantage of Marcus’ uncertainty, promising to make magic clothes that are “invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore,” for a hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted Stable Hand, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearances.

This colourful and highly entertaining musical will delight children and adults alike. It will run during the July holidays, from 15 June to 7 July, at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus.


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