A fantasy satire

based on The Emperor's New Clothes

EXCEPT the mischievous

court fool Mundo,

who declares:

"There's nothing there

but empty air."

"Fool! Fool! Fool!" accuse

all the Courtiers.

• Over-the-top characters • 

 • Farcical plot twists • A deep love story •
• Bold makeup • Gaudy faux-high-fashion costumes •

• Exotic, surreal, tragic-comic •

• Substantial pantomime option • 

In brief:

Princess Eldora, the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, remains aloof and silent.
    She has refused all princely suitors.
    Who could she ever love?

Mundo the Fool flirts as usual with the female Courtiers.

     But when the Emperor offers his bastard

     daughter Espi to be Mundo’s wife,

     Mundo is insulted:

     "I am a fool, and no damn fool!"

Mundo vows in revenge to seduce Eldora.
    But how to seduce a princess?
    By faking it and declaring True Love for her.


Based on the classic 1837 folktale by Hans Christian Andersen,

his exposé of hypocrisy and snobbery in Danish bourgeois society. 

Skip Schloming:  concept, book & lyrics
Alistair Mungall:  music
Tim Stoney:  additional music
(c) copyright 2022

Other Writings of Skip & wife Lenore Schloming:

  • Wild to Civilized, human movement patterns from nomadic packs in the African wilderness to megacities in a global industrial civilization, based on our doctoral dissertations in sociology (www.wildtocivilized.com).

  • The Small Landlord Letter, on the role of small landlords, who provide affordable housing for America's moderate- and low-income tenants, yet small landlords are being forced out of the rental market by ill-conceived regulation, based on 23 years as heads of the Small Property Owners Association (www.smalllandlord.com).

Ready for a premiere production.
Works for shoestring-to-lavish budgets.

Where nothing is real

& Everybody Believes The Same Lies