The Emperor’s New Clothes – Die Keiser se Nuwe Klere

Performed by: Story Team

No director listed

No playwright listed

Emperor Loxly’s court is in turmoil, because his designer quit the day before his birthday, and left His Highness without a new show-stopper outfit. That is, however not the only problem. The much bigger issue is Wonty, the unenthusiastic court jester, who stole the emperor’s prized watch, and is planning to take over the kingdom. The emperor’s loyal servant, Wilma, tries to maintain the status quo: keeping Loxly happy and Wonty quiet, but then Wonty is banned, Loxly almost loses his mind, and a stranger makes his appearance. Can the smooth talking, never-heard-of designer called Wontier, save the day?

In the workshop, learners evaluate all the characters in the play, and decide who displayed good leadership skills. They also apply it to their own environment and lives.


50 minutes
Recommended Age:
6 years – 15 years
Recommended Grade:
Grade R – Grade 9
Afrikaans (first language) / English (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Creative Arts, Design, Dramatic Arts, History, Home/Additional Language, Life Orientation/Life Skills, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Visual Arts
Themes Covered:
Change, Choices, Creativity, Cultural diversity, Discrimination, Economics, Heroes, Identity, Imagination, Intra/interpersonal conflicts, Life skills, Morality, National/global conflicts, Poverty, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-image

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Audience Comments

We saw that our teacher is a good leader, not like the emperor. We are important to him. And that we can also be good leaders ourselves.


Schools that have seen this: De Bron Primêr , Hermanus Laerskool, Laerskool Kleinmond, Laerskool Okkie Smuts,