MONSTRO Theatre’s new show The King of Nothing is an anarchic piece of musical puppet theatre inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Emperor’s New Clothes.
The King loves clothes. The only question of state is: what to wear? Our lovable Swindlers (oh, sorry: “Weavers”) soon have this one covered, offering the foppish King a suit made of this wonderful magical fabric they are weaving. You know the one. The magical one that YOU CAN’T SEE IF YOU’RE STUPID! Oh yes, that one. Isn’t it beautiful? Oh yes, agree all the King’s courtiers. Oh yes, agrees the King, as the Swindlers adeptly pull his puppet-strings.
True to Hans Christian Andersen’s original, The King of Nothing reminds us how our endless human desire for status and approval can lead us to believe in all kinds of things that simply don’t exist…
50 MINUTES | 2 ON STAGE | AGES 5+
TOURING SEP - NOV 2023
MONSTRO THEATRE & LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE