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The King of Nothing (Susan Elkin reviews)

The King of Nothing – Little Angel Theatre

Picture: Ellie Kurttz

The King of Nothing continues at the Little Angel Theatre, London.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

Ben Glasstone’s account of The Emperor Who Has No Clothes is full of charm and wit. And it works well for two main reasons. First it is one of the most perceptive stories ever written, dealing as it does with vanity, self delusion, conformity and truth. It’s both topical and timeless.

Second, we have a cost of living crisis and the gap between rich and poor is neatly pointed up in this show. Funny and entertaining as it is, there are some serious points just below the surface which some children will go away reflecting on …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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