As part of a collaboration between North Somerset Council and Theatre Orchard, Theatre Tropicana is bringing unusual theatre productions to the seaside at Weston-Super-Mare’s glorious former lido. With a schedule set to extend through the rest of the year, this summer will see two special shows available to book. On Saturday 15 July, The Emperor’s New Clothes – Hans Christian Anderson’s cheeky tale of the vain and very gullible Emperor – is brought to the stage. (With the production suitable for ages five and above, parents can rest assured there is no nudity in the production!) For slightly older children (age eight and above) The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, arrives for a one-off show on the bank holiday, Monday 28 August, and follows the four intrepid explorers as they travel to an uncharted plateau in South America following a few scant directions scribbled in a sketch book. The adventure ahead of them includes prehistoric thrills and monster laughs, as life-size dinosaurs abound in this must-see show. Please note: this production takes place outside in The Old Town Quarry (BS23 2LU). Picnics welcome!

• Theatre Tropicana, Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1BE. To book The Emperor’s New Clothes: 0117 902 0344; To book The Lost World: