Emil and the Detectives

Olivier Theatre, National
West End

1920s Berlin. Join young Emil as he says goodbye to his mother, leaves his small town and sets off on a journey that will change his life. When his money is stolen on the train by a mysterious stranger, Emil thinks he’s lost everything. But as he starts tracking down the thief, he soon discovers that he’s not alone in the big city after all. Suitable for everyone aged 7 and over.

Erich Kastner, adapted by Carl Miller
Bijan Sheibani
Emil and the Detectives Schedule
Opening date: 
Saturday, 16 November, 2013
Booking to: 
Tuesday, 18 March, 2014
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review

The National has established a terrific tradition for producing shows targeting family audiences every Christmas but that aren't pantos, based on stories that are popular with children. It was in this slot that War Horse was born (and has gone on to be a show suitable for all seasons and all audiences, the most commercially successful National production of all time), as was Coram Boy (that... Read more

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