The Emperor’s New Clothes
Lille Kartofler Figurentheater (D)
Duration: 50 minutes
Once upon a time, two rascals came to the imperial castle. They pretended to be able to sew the most wonderful clothes, very special clothes that are only visible to the clever, but not to the stupid. Of course, the emperor wanted the clothes. At last, he will be able to see who of his people and court is clever and who is stupid.
The two rascals set to work, but they don't sew, they pretend to. Exuberantly they take measurements, wave loom, scissors and needle in the air, finally point to the empty table and shout: "Your majesty, the clothes are ready!"
Play, director, stage- and puppetdesign: Matthias Kuchta
Author: H. C. Andersen, Matthias Kuchta
About the group:
Lille Kartofler was founded by puppeteer Matthias Kuchta in Langenfeld, Germany. For 35 years he has been performing fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen with his impressive, large puppets made of fabric. From Osaka, Vancouver, Boston, and Paris to Copenhagen, Dublin, and Rome – his plays are a crowd-puller. Lille Kartofler has also been a regular and welcome guest at the International Puppet Theatre Festival in Wels for many years.