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The King of Nothing

24 Sep–20 Nov 2022

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderssen’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’

Aimed at ages 5-11

Book Tickets
£13.50 Adult £11.50 Child (age 1-17)

All tickets are £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

All tickets are £8 for previews (24th-30th September)

Running Time:  approx 50 minutes

At Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN

Plan your visit

King Reginald is a ruler who likes to keep in style. But the fashions change so fast, he’s afraid he can’t keep up…

Hearing of the King’s predicament, two fast-talking “Weavers” head to the palace with their brand new fabric: it’s “smart” and it’s “in” and it NEVER goes out of fashion. Soon the Kingdom is alive with talk of the magical cloth and Reginald can’t wait to wear his “smart” new suit to the Big Parade. But what are these “weavers” really spinning…?

MONSTRO and Little Angel Theatre’s latest Puppet Musical is an anarchic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s Emperor’s New Clothes, in which the characters (and the audience) discover that people can be made to believe ANYTHING. With songs, puppetry, slapstick and more, the two Swindlers (or should we call them “actors”?) will weave their cunning magic on children and adults alike…


Age guidance

The King of Nothing is aimed at ages 5-11. It is a comic and playful show, and the younger children will enjoy the slapstick humour, while older children and adults can also appreciate the verbal and theatrical wit. Under-5s may not stay engaged as well. There is a moment of puppet nudity, which is essential to the storyline.

School Bookings

Please click here to enquire about making a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 per person (weekdays before 3 pm, during Islington term time only).

Please note maximum schools capacity for shows at our Theatre is 115 per show.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Our Educational Pack will be available shortly.

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Saturday 12 November, 2 pm

What is a BSL Interpreted Performance?

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

Relaxed Performance: Sunday 6 November, 2 pm

No online booking – please call 020 7226 1787

What is a Relaxed Performance?

Find out more here.

The visual story for this show will be available soon.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

Credits

Director – Steve Tiplady
Writer/composer and musical director – Ben Glasstone
Performers – Gilbert Taylor & Karina Garnett
Lighting design – TBC
Set, costume and puppet design – Alison Alexander
General Manager – Rae Lee
Executive Producer – George Warren
Social Media Manager – Trynity Silk

Funded by Arts Council National Project Grants

 

Safety Information

Despite changing government restrictions, we will still have additional measures in place to keep our staff, performers and families safe.

Please note: we strongly encourage taking lateral flow tests prior to attending. While masks are no longer mandatory, we highly recommend wearing one when visiting our venues.

Find out more.

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Anansi Brings Back the Day

Anansi Brings Back the Day

A funny, irreverent and inspiring West African Tale told with puppetry, spoken word & traditional African music. The Anansi stories are African heritage predating the trauma of slavery. These humorous, lively and “community” led stories travelled with enslaved African people to the Caribbean.

Aimed at ages 5 – 11

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

Sold out

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability.

No online booking, please call 020 7226 1787

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

BSL Interpreted Performance

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

These performances are open to all, but if no-one in your party is specifically looking for BSL interpretation, please consider booking at another time to allow these tickets to go to those who would most benefit.

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

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