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Sunday, May 26, 2024



(Above: Lyle Buxton, Roland Perold & Marion Loudon. Pic supplied)

KickstArt is delighted to present the SA premiere of the fabulous family musical – the South African première of The Emperor’s New Clothes, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on campus over the July school holidays from June 15 until July 7, 2024.

This will be a musical of a very different kind: The Emperor’s New Clothes, is a version of the famous Hans Christian Anderson fairytale by Broadway stalwarts Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This team was responsible for the delightful musicals Once on this Island and Seussical, as well as Ragtime and Anastasia.

Directed by Steven Stead, with magical designs by Greg King, musical direction by Roland Perold and fresh new orchestrations by Jaco Griessel, The Emperor’s New Clothes stars Daniel Anderson as Emperor Marcus, with Roland Perold as The Swindler. Others in the cast are Marion Loudon (Deena, the Head of the Imperial Wardrobe), Lyle Buxton (William, the Emperor’s Chief Advisor), Mthokozisi Zulu (Arno, the Royal Stable Hand), Keryn Scott, Amahle Tembe and Roshanda Lewis, as villagers. Roland, Lyle and Roshanda were recently in Company.

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

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