The famous 'parfumier' of the town of Sniffniff creates the best scent in the land. One day the Emperor, hearing of his smelly skills, demands that he create a new perfume, a perfume never smelt before, a perfume fit for a king, or else there will be trouble.
The parfumier now needs help to create the perfect pong. Together with his assistant, he needs to mix some special ingredients, and work out which scents are best. Which perfume will please the Emperor? What creates the perfect smell? What happens if the sniff isn't up to scratch?
The Emperor's Perfume marks the tenth year that Exeter Phoenix has collaborated with Quirk Theatre for its family winter show. Quirk Theatre is renowned for its ingenious theatrical devices, freshness of interpretation and simple but stunning costume and set design.
The show opens on Wednesday and continues until January 5. All performances are during the daytime.
To get in the mood, you could go to a workshop to make your own Lush bath bomb. They are being held on December 22, 23, 28, 29 and January 3, 4 and 5.
Visit exeterphoenix.org.uk or call 01392 667080.