Emil and The Detectives Tickets - Olivier Theatre, National, London

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Olivier Theatre, National

Olivier Theatre, National
South Bank

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(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

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Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 review(s)


Latest Review: "Emil and the Detectives is wonderful. My 13 year old son read the book, but thought the stage adapti..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 7+

Erich Kästner’s Emil And The Detectives is the latest family production to land on the stage of the Olivier National Theatre in 2013 in a new stage adaptation by Carl Miller. The production will offer an opportunity for London theatre audiences to rediscover a renowned tale that stood out at the time of its publication (1929) for portraying the real people that inhabited Berlin in the 1920s in a children’s novel.

Emil And The Detectives tells the story of young Emil as he leaves his home behind and boards a train, only to find that his money has been stolen by a stranger. Emil is not going to let this lie, however, and sets off in pursuit of the thief, meeting an array of people in Berlin along the way. It is a story of life-changing adventure and danger.

The novel was originally published in 1929 and has stood the test of time, partly thanks to the adaptations that have appeared over the 20th century, including numerous movie productions that have appeared. On this occasion Carl Miller pens the script and the piece will feature Naomi Frederick and Sue Wallace among the cast members, whilst Bijan Sheibani directs.

In a year that brings the likes of The Light Princess to the Lyttelton stage, Emil And The Detectives runs at the Olivier National Theatre from Monday 25th November 2013.  

Show Information
Booking From: Monday, 17th March 2014
Booking Until: Monday, 17th March 2014
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 7+
Show Status: This production is closed
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