Big Sister, Little Brother
Rita and Archie meet a big-headed Emperor, a foolish chief-minister, an exquisite Empress and a host of courtiers, and in a vast palace, with rooms full of clothes, they weave magic garments. But when everything goes wrong, whose fault is it? Like any brother and sister, they blame each other and can’t even agree on which way to run! Big Sister, Little Brother tells the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes with an unusual twist, and is a funny, fast-paced, heart-warming tale.
Hans Christian Andersen, author
Mike Kenny, playwright
25 pgs. 1 female, 1 male
Originally produced by Visible Fictions (UK) in 1998
Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
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“Big Sister Little Brother is sure to be a big hit… with all the fun and laughter that one might expect in a morality tale for the very young.” -Canberra Times, UK
Photos from the 2008 production at Barnstorm. Rita (Aideen Wylde) and Archie (Paul Curley) Photo: Dylan Vaughan
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