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08 November 2014– 09 November 2014

Venue: Studio
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

An innovative installation-based performance for families


Suitable for children 7+

Prepare to meet Hans Christian Andersen's weird and wonderful characters in this innovative installation-based performance.

Let's gather around the table for a birthday party, following two busy waiters as they add the final touches to an assortment of place settings. Soon, the mystery guests will arrive, ready to delight and surprise.

Using ingenious props, special effects, music and projected film to illuminate each character, this innovative performance for families will tap into the imagination, exploring these well-known stories in unexpected, enthralling ways.

Following the performance, the audience is invited to participate in a 15 minute Q&A in which they’ll have a chance to ask questions of the artists and take a closer look at the installation.

Please note this performance contains a small image of the Emperor in his new clothes.

Presented in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne.


Artist Information

Produced by Teatret Gruppe 38 (Denmark)
Cast: Bodil Alling, Peter Seligmann
Created by: Paola Cardona, Phillipe LeFebvre, Catherine Poher, Claus Helbo, Søren Søndberg, Bodil Alling,
Joakim Eggert, Sille Heltoft, Kim Kirkeby, Arne Fich, Jacob Kirkegaard
Technical: Søren la Cour, Søren Søndberg, Lars K. Olesen

Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $30
Insiders $24
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Performance Dates

Saturday 8 November, 2pm / 4pm
Sunday 9 November, 11am / 2pm

Running Time : 45 minutes, including 15 minute Q&A (approximate and subject to alteration)


'This is not only for children, and it is not only theatre. An enchanting installation for fairy tale lovers of all ages.' -Politiken (Denmark) 

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