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Wonderful New Children's Production Of Classic Story
Young children are in for a real treat when the classic tale of The Emperor's New Clothes is given the 'stuff and nonsense' treatment ahead of a brand new UK tour that takes in the Lichfield Garrick theatre on April 11. The wonderfully named Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company are set to delight kiddies from the age of three upwards with an inventive romp through the classic tale of the Emperor who loves clothes more than anything else. But, despite having a wardrobe the envy of a Hollywood A-lister, the eccentric Emperor ends up making a real spectacle of himself when two so-called fashion designers create an outfit for the ruler that's literally "never been seen before".

The Emperor's New Clothes
New children's version of The Emperor's New Clothes


Populated with puppets, music and song, this inventive production of The Emperor's New Clothes is told in true Stuff and Nonsense style with boundless energy, great storytelling and, as always, a show for all the family. The production has been created using National Lottery funding through Arts Council England with additional support from The Point Eastleigh, Waterside Arts Centre Sale, Theatre Royal Plymouth and The Lyric Theatre Bridport.

Lichfield Garrick
Lichfield Garrick plays host to Stuff and Nonsense Theatre


Stuff and Nonsense describe themselves as a spirited production company making inspiring theatre for 'bold adventurers'. Led by Artistic Director Niki McCretton, the theatre company works with children, families, artists and theatres across the UK and beyond to make memorable and rewarding shows. They are passionate about children's creativity and therefore place it at the heart of what they do. Stuff and Nonsense also work with various artists to make outstanding theatre that excites children but also enables adults to become 'seriously playful'.

Lichfield Garrick
The main theatre at the Lichfield Garrick


The Emperor's New Clothes will be playing at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Tuesday 11 April at 3pm. Tickets priced £10.50 or £9 for children are available online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.

Tour dates - The Emperors New Clothes

Saturday 1 April 11am & 2pm The Montgomery, Sheffield 0114 249 6000 www.themontgomery.org.uk

Tuesday 11 April 3pm Lichfield Garrick Theatre 01543 412 121 www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Sunday 21 May 11:30am & 2:30pm Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511 www.junction.co.uk

Saturday 27 2pm Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln 01522 837600 www.lpac.co.uk

Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 3 June 11am & 1pm Lyric Hammersmith, London 0871 22 117 29 www.tickets.lyric.co.uk/public

Sunday 11 June 2pm & 4pm The Lowry, Salford 0843 208 6010 www.thelowry.com
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Why? New Fun Children's Production Of Classic Tale
When: 1 April to 11 June 2017
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Lichfield tickets £10.50 adults, £9 children
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