Emil and the Detectives Emil and the Detectives
Slingsby Theatre Company
The Playhouse - Canberra Theatre Centre
27 Jul 2021 to 28 Jul 2021
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Adult $30.00
Child (Under 16) $25.00
Family 4+ (per ticket) $25.00
Student Ticket $21.00

Duration - 70 minutes, no interval
Smoke effects used

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Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

Kästner’s 1929 novella is more than a ‘good romp’, it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale.

How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters?

In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences aged eight and upwards.



Previous Shows
Emil and the DetectivesEmil and the Detectives
The Playhouse - Canberra Theatre Centre
27 Jul 2021 to 28 Jul 2021Session Times
Tuesday 27 July, 6pm

Wednesday 28 July, 10am (School Performance Only)

Slingsby Theatre Company
Tickets - $21.00 - $30.00
Duration - 70 minutes, no interval
Emil and The DetectivesEmil and The Detectives
Theatre Royal - Main Stage
Show finished on 19 Jun 2021
Slingsby Theatre Company
Tickets - $25 - $35
Duration - 70 Minutes
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