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Illustration by Aimee Johnson.

Big Sister, Little Brother

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


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.

“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

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Photos from the 2008 production at Barnstorm. Rita (Aideen Wylde) and Archie (Paul Curley) Photo: Dylan Vaughan

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